You must have seen the news recently. Abhijit Banerjee won the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, along with Esther Duflo (who happens to be Banerjee's wife) and Michael Kremer. Notice some of the news headlines I came across.
The word “mindfulness” was rarely used in my vocabulary; this is coming from someone who has worked as an editor and writer for the last 7 years. It’s critical we ask what it means to be mindful in today’s hyper-competitive world. More importantly, to understand how this fits into the narrative of a leader in a corporate setup.
If you had been following the ride-hailing giant (valued at $70B) recently, you’d be aware of the turmoil it’s went through. From Susan Fowler’s blog post complaining about sexual harassment and an environment rampant with sexism and discrimination, multiple lawsuits, top executives leaving and finally CEO’s leave of absence leading to a resignation, Uber has been all over the news because of its notoriety.
“40% employees think that Amber is real . She [Amber] genuinely becomes a way of interacting at scale. ” — Ankur Warikoo, Founder, Nearbuy
Nearbuy is India’s very first hyper-local online platform present in 35+ cities and 18+ categories with over 50,000 merchants across 100,000+ unique locations.
Employees: 300+ | Industry: E-commerce/Retail | Region: India
A study done by Gartner(*1) confirmed that organisations are moving away from annual employee engagement surveys after realising they’re not enough to capture the voice of the employee.
Over the years, this was a question we were asked frequently by our customers. We finally reveal the big secret behind naming our product ‘Amber’.
‘Lo and behold! Technology will change the way we think, breathe, smell…' If one were to summarize this ongoing media frenzy around digital technology, this image would be fitting.