Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin President and Chief Operating Officer, RingCentral . In describing hybrid work, Malcolm Gladwell, the author of The Tipping Point , said , “It’s very hard to feel necessary when you’re physically disconnected... If you’re just sitting in your pajamas in your bedroom, is that the work life you want to live?” It’s been two and a half years since the greatest remote-work experiment the world has ever seen took place. Prior to the pandemic, the majority of professionals came to the office every day. We didn’t even question it—it was just how things were done. And then came March 2020. We all had to figure out how to adjust to the new normal. We all had to figure out how to adjust, how to compromise and, of course, how to learn and adapt in our professional and personal lives. With significant progress made in addressing Covid-19 and more people enjoying activities such as travel, events, movies, … [Read more...] about Five Ways Hybrid Work Makes Good Teams Great
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When it comes to smartphones under Rs 30,000, Indians are spoilt for choice. So, can the vanilla Oppo 8 cut it in a market riffled with competition from Motorola, Redmi, Realme, Samsung, OnePlus, and Vivo? Let’s find out in our full Oppo Reno 8 review. First off, let’s take a look at pricing! The Oppo Reno 8 was unveiled sometime last month alongside the Reno 8 Pro. The vanilla Oppo Reno 8 price in India is set at Rs 29,999 for the sole 8GB/128GB variant. Now, let’s get back to the review starting with the phone’s design. Design and Build The Oppo Reno 8 has a box-shaped design as opposed to rounded edges around the sides. However, the edges are curved to prevent the phone from digging into your palms. The Reno 8 has a slightly large chin bezel but the rest of the three sides have very slim bezels. On the back, the Reno 8 has a unibody design with a single piece of glass used to cover the entire rear panel, including the camera island. Oppo’s unibody design was previously … [Read more...] about Oppo Reno 8 5G Review: The Good kind of Average
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin According to a study from CCL—Center for Creative Leadership—75 percent of careers derail for reasons relating to emotional competencies. This scenario includes the inability to handle interpersonal problems, unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict, or the inability to adapt to change or elicit trust. That’s quite the laundry list of misery. DB Bedford, the founder of iNeverWorry Consulting and author of 30 Days to Emotional Wellness , says emotional intelligence means stopping your emotions from overpowering your intellect. Unfortunately, when organizations hire him to train staff and leaders, one of the clear signs of a lack of EQ (emotional intelligence) is when leaders exhibit strained relationships with the team they lead. In essence, more misery. “Just making people feel good about being in your presence goes a long way,” said DB. He refers to situations when decision-makers are … [Read more...] about Is Emotional Intelligence The Number One Indicator Of A Good Leader?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin “We think of ourselves as the Airbnb of volunteering,” says Abhishek Humbad, founder and CEO of Goodera , a US start-up that is today announcing the successful completion of a $10 million Series A funding round. It’s a mission he feels evangelical about. “Volunteering is how we will build better human beings in a very divided world,” Humbad says. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone involved.” Goodera’s role is to play matchmaker between thousands of corporates and other organisations worldwide that want to facilitate volunteering opportunities for their staff, and charities and other not-for-profits organisations that are in need of volunteers. Once it finds a match, the company organises events for its corporate clients. They set aside a chunk of time – three hours on a particular day, say – at which staff can come together to work on a particular project. That might be anything from reviewing the CVs and resumes of … [Read more...] about Doing Good While Doing Well With Goodera’s Volunteering Platform
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin What does having a good divorce actually look like? Is a good divorce truly an attainable outcome? For professional women, divorce holds a set of unique challenges that Sarah Armstrong, good divorce proponent and author of The Mom’s Guide to a Good Divorce , has sought to rectify. Divorce does not mean an end to happiness. By changing the cultural narrative we can create families that successfully navigate the divorce process. “View your divorce process like managing a project” said Armstrong whose writings and advice can be found at www.gooddivorce.guide the project she tends to when not working as vice-president, global marketing operations, at Google. “Create the time to have the right discussions in order to make the best decisions for your children. Block out and protect that time on your calendar to ensure these discussions can take place and that you have the time to think through these important decisions.” … [Read more...] about Working Mom Spills Her Tips for a Good Divorce
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There’s a saying that racism isn’t the shark . It’s the water . Nearly three and a half centuries of racial apartheid have so tainted not just our systems and societal infrastructure but also our collective psyches that many “ good white people ” (along with some Black and Brown as well) are so used to seeing the highest levels of achievement and excellence represented by whiteness (white men in particular) that when it comes packaged differently, they reflexively categorize it differently. An older white man being appointed CEO or winning a Senate seat or being confirmed to the Supreme Court feels “normal” and therefore “merit-based,” but a Black woman achieving the same feels special, different, exotic, charitable, undoubtedly part of some “diversity initiative” or desire to check a box. We can’t see the merit because it’s packaged so differently than what we’re used to. We know what “merit” looks like, and it … [Read more...] about Bill Maher’s ‘But What About Merit’ Commentary Highlights The Racist Conditioning Of Many ‘Good White People’”
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Courtesy: Getty Royalty Free Good things come to those who wait, or a door will open for you somewhere. Every time I hear someone tell somebody something like this, I just think—what? What world are they living in? The whole "good things come to those who wait" notion is a fallacy for most of us. The truth is that what most of us experience is that doors don't just open, and good things don't just come because we wait for them. I don't presume to know that this hasn't been and is not the truth for someone, somewhere, somehow. Maybe good things have come to some who have just waited. Maybe doors have indeed just magically opened for some. I accept that these statements might be true for the people who said them, came up with them or coined them some time ago. Maybe this was their reality, maybe it is their children's reality - but it is not mine, and it isn't the reality for any accomplished and successful people … [Read more...] about Good Things Don’t Come To Those Who Wait — Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Rachel is the APAC CXM Chief Growth Officer and a DEI & Sustainability Thought Leader at Dentsu International; EMBA Mentor & Impact Coach. In the current climate of seismic shifts in the global economy, marketing needs to be at the core of change. It must be integral to any business strategy for sustainable growth. The marketing industry has fundamentally shaped the world we live in—from nurturing societal values, cultures and mindsets, to rooting our hearts’ desires (good and bad) toward a dream life and lifestyle. Thus, marketing is partly responsible for driving consumerism, production, employment and business growth. Less deliberately, it drives the well-being of people, communities and societies. As brand strategist Arwa Mahdawi wrote in a recent column : “Being a good marketer is like having super powers: you can change people’s behaviour, you can shape the way they see the world. But with great … [Read more...] about Sustainable Growth: Transforming Marketing As A Force For Good
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin GETTY The world of college admission is ruled by competing interests. There is an inherent tension between serving students and maintaining sustainable schools. At the fulcrum of this tension are admission officers and high school counselors, trying to do their jobs, do them ethically, and in ways that both promote justice and engagement. To be sure, educators on both ends of the admission experience see different realities and serve different masters. As a school counselor, my primary focus is the success and well being of students. While admission deans likewise care about applicants, they are charged with maintaining healthy institutions. We can appreciate the differences in how we approach the admission experience, while also engaging in healthy dialogue about these tensions. The University of Virginia (UVA) recently announced that it is adding a binding Early Decision (ED) application option with an … [Read more...] about The Debate Over Early Decision In College Admission: Who Is It Good For?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin While it may not feel like it in the moment, a little bit of discomfort goes a long way in terms of personal development. Sure, no one likes feeling uncomfortable, but it’s a big part of improving your performance , creativity and learning in the long run. Routines may make you feel at ease and in control, but what a constant routine really does is dull your sensitivities. Think about the times in your life when you’ve driven the same route repeatedly: after a certain number of trips, you start tuning out most of it. Have you ever had a trip to the office where you barely remember what happened after you got in the car? If you don’t get out of your comfort zone, you might find yourself tuning out much of your life on a daily basis. But when you go out of your way to experience new things, or when you let new things happen to you, your body creates brand new neural pathways that fuel your … [Read more...] about Why Feeling Uncomfortable Is The Key To Success