How to be happy at your workplace?

Working at Google sounds like a dream job for many, thanks to the employee benefits that come with a job at the company. At other Fortune 500 companies as well, employers provide some of the best benefits and perks to their employees. At the same time, some non-standard benefits (benefits given in addition to salary and other perks) force employees to spend more time at work resulting in poor work-life balance. The point I am trying to make is that even the best profile may not really be the best fit for everyone.

According to me, […]

PLIS! Have an Effective Hobby – Part II

There are no good or bad hobbies, or cool or uncool hobbies. As I wrote earlier, it is a matter of perspective. Rockstars are born in every domain, whether you think that is cool or uncool. An effective hobby is something that is practiced for at least half an hour every day. That is non-negotiable. There is some jazz about doing something for 21 days and then it automatically becomes a part of your schedule. 21 days or not, squeezing anything into your schedule needs commitments repeated over time to make it ‘muscled up’ […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Team|0 Comments

PLIS! Have an Effective Hobby – Part I

Writing blogs is a great hobby. I hope I do get that bribe from the marketing team now, for saying that. Truisms apart, we all can admit writing an essay sometime back in the past that might have read as ‘My Hobby’. It was probably the exercise that introduced us to terms like philately and numismatics, when we had to fabricate stuff in the absence of none!

However fictional our accounts may have been then, the importance of an ‘effective hobby’ today is only heightened by our demanding routines and machinated tasks that risk lazying […]

By |December 15th, 2014|Team|0 Comments

If I say NO to the work allotted, what will be repercussions?

One of my mentees, very reluctantly, asked me this question recently and requested for help.

On further enquiry, he explained that he is at the middle point of his career. He takes care that his reputation or perception in the minds of his superiors and peers is not negatively affected which may hinder his future progress. On the other hand, he feels stressed and over-worked due to constant work pressure which is disturbing his work-life balance. His family is considerate and supportive but not very happy with the current situation. He has also started developing […]

Why should I write (blogs)?

I have always wondered what it must be like for a technical person to be immersed in, almost neck-deep in developing, programming, testing, whatever the nature of the work it is, that demands so many hours of his/her life each day. Of course, unless there is passion, one would never be able to stick through the tides of highs and lows throughout any task. However, amid all this it is really an amazing gesture when these programmers oblige to write a blog! When they are ready to spare time for something that (may not […]