January 2018 - BlueSky Learning
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January 2018

Build Respect and Trust in your team: Game based conversation for Leaders

It is important that leaders constantly reinforce the message that there are no islands of excellence and that no one can succeed alone. Most teams will fall in a bell curve of sorts, not just in performance, but also in terms of criticality of role/function. In such situations, it is imperative that the leader establishes clearly...

5 Ideas to put “TEAM” on the Agenda of your next “Team Meeting”:Part-3/5

Midweek is always a good time for a Manager to give the team a chance to take a break from the daily transactional chaos and run around for some “Team Time”, Here is Idea #3 of 5 ways a Manager can bring in the focus on the “Team” in her/his next team Meeting; BEHIND MY BACK 1.    This...

Yoga at Your Desk

So, here’s what we know:  The present day in the life of a corporate citizen scenario – the work targets, long working hours, long commutes, sedentary lifestyles, bad food preferences and timings, social comparisons etc. are causing so much stress and pressure that we are physically, mentally and emotionally crumbling across age groups, creating gateways...

5 IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR TOWNHALLS MORE INTERESTING

The first quarter is typically the time when annual plans, major strategy decisions organisation changes etc. are communicated to the employees. In the case of growing companies, startups that have matured, this is also the time when Vision, Values, Culture Pillars etc. are cast or recast. Townhalls have become an effective medium to disseminate these messages...

6 Elements your Induction program for Fresh Graduates should include

This is an exciting time for HR folks who are responsible for designing interesting and engaging Induction programs for GTs, GETs, and MTs joining the organisation. The management does its best to present the Organisation as one where there is great scope to learn and grow, to match the aspirations and expectations of these millennials. But...

6 Mantras to facilitating experiential learning workshops

This is an extract from the train the trainer programs I have been conducting at organizations to up-skill internal trainers on using game based learning methodology for soft skills training, value dissemination and so on. There is mind shift required for trainers used to content based when moving to game based programs. In the 14...

COLLABORATION –A Leader’s To Do List

5 ways to make Collaboration a HABIT in the Team Collaboration as a culture pillar in teams and organisations continues to feature as one of the key focus areas of most of my work. It’s easily understood but so hard to practice because one can never practice collaboration alone and needs others to collaborate with. Learning initiatives...