A Longing for Belonging

The anxiety with which you search for a hometown delicacy in a new land is the same with which you look for familiar people and places when you visit your place of upbringing. In either case, you are slightly disappointed. When you move out, things also move on. A Story of Belonging I left my… Continue reading A Longing for Belonging

Nailing the Interview as an Interviewer

A lot has been written about how candidates should approach interviews, not so much on how interviewers should. Candidate experience is a hard problem to solve if you are trying to do it at scale and especially if people helping you in scouting and interviewing already have a day job. However, it is critically important… Continue reading Nailing the Interview as an Interviewer

10 Questions to Ask Interviewers on Work Culture

“There are no stupid questions” is a nice sentiment that may be appropriate in some contexts, however, the art of asking questions is an underrated skill, especially when we look for our next career move. For example, asking “How is the culture at your organization?” to an interviewer is like asking “What kind of a… Continue reading 10 Questions to Ask Interviewers on Work Culture

The Art of Engineering

An artist creates her work as an aggregate of her creativity applied across many layers of perception for an immersive experience for the audience, no matter if you are reading a poem, enjoying a book, or staring at a painting. In that sense, engineers may not be too different. What does an engineer do? To deliver… Continue reading The Art of Engineering

“Design For All” — A Transformation from Group Thinking to Design Thinking

Launching the latest technology-enabled solutions is a low hanging fruit for an organisation in pursuit of digital transformation. A sustainable change will depend on the extent to which teams and leaders who don’t do design believe in the value of thinking for design. The tangible benefits of user-centric methodologies and innovation centers will remain elusive… Continue reading “Design For All” — A Transformation from Group Thinking to Design Thinking

The Three Most Unexplored Aspects of A Job Switch in Early Career Transitions

Assessing a fit for a new job is a two-way street. Getting an intimate understanding of the true north of your future leaders, knowing what about you the company values the most, and a brutally authentic monologue to assess your fit for the role will drive your long term career success in the new environment.… Continue reading The Three Most Unexplored Aspects of A Job Switch in Early Career Transitions

Designing An Authentic Work Culture — Inspirations From 2,500 Year Old Texts (Part 3: Drive)

Creating an authentic, homogenous, and sustainable work culture can take years. This three-part series outlines our experiences and learnings in this aspirational journey at #NammaStudio. Often, defining your work culture requires you to first identify what your culture is not. The first part of this series talks about how you can peel away the exterior… Continue reading Designing An Authentic Work Culture — Inspirations From 2,500 Year Old Texts (Part 3: Drive)

Designing An Authentic Work Culture — Inspirations From 2,500 Year Old Texts (Part 2: Discover)

Creating an authentic, homogenous, and sustainable work culture can take years. This three-part series outlines our experiences and learnings in this aspirational journey at #NammaStudio. Often, defining your work culture requires you to first identify what your culture is not. The first part of this series talks about how you can peel away the exterior… Continue reading Designing An Authentic Work Culture — Inspirations From 2,500 Year Old Texts (Part 2: Discover)

Designing An Authentic Work Culture — Inspirations From 2,500 Year Old Texts (Part 1: Un-define)

Creating an authentic, homogenous, and sustainable work culture can take years. This three-part series outlines our experiences and learnings in this aspirational journey at #NammaStudio. Often, defining your work culture requires you to first identify what your culture is not. The first part of this series talks about how you can peel away the exterior… Continue reading Designing An Authentic Work Culture — Inspirations From 2,500 Year Old Texts (Part 1: Un-define)