Blog Posts - Organizational Behaviour



8 Theories of Motivation that underscore the drivers of behaviour

By Bhudeb ChakrabartiGood leadership consists of motivating people to the highest levels by   offering them opportunities, not obligations.  ~ Lao Tzu Nature of MotivationMotives are expressions of a person’s needs and personali...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Jan 23, 2015

Why some companies in India are still on a 6 day work week

By Somali K ChakrabartiWorking for 6 days a week is never a particularly appealing idea. Most people would agree that a single Sunday is not enough to wash away the fatigue of working throughout the week.Till recently when my spouse had a 6 day...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Sep 20, 2014

How Corporate Culture Impacts Gender Diversity At Your Workplace

‘The importance of Gender Diversity at workplace' is one of those issues that are often spoken about in conferences, reiterated in survey findings, and yet seldom are a priority unless there is a mandatory obligation for companies to comply with.Wi...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Jul 7, 2014

Towards Good Decisions

Good decisions come from experience, and experience comes from bad decisions.Better still if the experience and wisdom are gained by observing the results of bad decisions made by others. However, the fact is that of all the decisions that we make at...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Feb 22, 2014

How companies can effectively engage employees

Continuing the discussion from my last post on how Employee Engagement can create business value, here  I will write about how organizations can implement a range of workplace strategies to increase the levels of engagement. In this po...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Feb 4, 2014

Examining the Use of Workplace Sensors

Ben Waber is the founder of Sociometric Solutions, a company that uses social sensing technology to analyze communication patterns among employees in order to create better organizations. He was recently... Read MoreThe post Examining the U...
by Zintro Blog on Jan 30, 2014

Engaging employees for creating business value

What prompted me to write this post was a discussion on a Linked In group about the role of a ‘Chief Inspiration Officer’ in an organization in inspiring employees and creating an engaged workforce.  The fancy title caught my attention and I...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Jan 24, 2014

Collaborative Attitude or Individual Brilliance

Source: www. cutcaster.comCollaborative attitude vs. individual brilliance has always been a matter of debate. The subject elicits different responses depending on the socio-cultural context.Countries like Japan, with team driven cultu...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Dec 16, 2013

Leadership lessons from the life of Nelson Mandela

Illustration by Manas MaisnamAs the world pays tribute to the departed great soul, here are some quotes fromNelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of QuotationsOn lifeWhat counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what dif...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Dec 8, 2013

How to Manage Expectations

Source: www.howit.comVery few people will dispute the fact that managing expectations is critical to the success of any relationship, be it a business relationship, a professional relationship, or a personal relationship. Managing expectations is all...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Dec 6, 2013

Managing Expectations

Source: www.howit.comVery few people will dispute the fact that managing expectations is critical to the success of any relationship, be it a business relationship, a professional relationship, or a personal relationship. Managing expectations is all...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Dec 6, 2013

Builiding Professional Networks

Networking is establishing and maintaining informal relationships with people whose acquaintance or friendship could bring advantages such as job or business opportunities. Professional networking is a critical skill that is required for succeeding a...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Nov 24, 2013

Leadership with a Strong Character

Five things which can cause huge short and mostly long term damage to any organization are its cultural elements, which are inculcated in its people over a period of time. These elements which can corrupt the environment of any organization are: 1. H...
by Ideas at the Bottom on Apr 12, 2012

Nicholas Ind’s Meaning at Work: finding fulfilment in the early 2010s

Two of my friends have books coming out. I’ll discuss one for now, as it’s been a long long weekend.    The first is my Medinge Group colleague Nicholas Ind’s Meaning at Work, which has now made it on to Amazon, and...
by Jack Yan: the Persuader Blog on Feb 6, 2012

Planet of the Apes

In the last post, there were comments on organizational inertia. Putting up this comic snippet shared by a  friend that gives an interesting perspective into organizational inertia - how it is difficult to change the prevailing norms, values, be...
by Scribble and Scrawl on Jan 26, 2012


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