I had a two hour conversation with a very senior CXO ( a tech wizard and a philosopher) of a world famous big Sri Lankan software company. Our major topic was why the gap between what employers want and what employees are looking for is widening, with special emphasis on the millennials. ( Ahhh….the eternal … Continue reading 5 ways to get recruited in tech industry
If you want to engage someone at work (who works below their capacity and they are making the effort to improve) don’t compare them with someone else in your organisation. Absolutely do not compare them with people in some other organisation, or their practices. Ever wonder, why someone who have performed exceptionally well in one … Continue reading Why not compare?
There are things you cannot outsource. There are things that cannot be ‘Uber of this’ or ‘AirBnB of that’. As much as there are trends, we should not be enslaved to think that everything can be outsourced to cut cost or look sexy launching an app. There are many failure stories, that does not get … Continue reading Outsourcing everything
Most of us, when we hear about “innovation” tend to visualise staff retreats, having fun and been creative by expressing ideas. Then come up with that ‘aha’ moment, and go and work on it. Once in a year routine, may be twice a year. Far from it. Innovation in reality is loads of hard work, … Continue reading How to innovate over and over.
In interviews, a person with elite education and good grades will look more appealing than an average IQ person with a fierce determination to get things done. Because it is hard to assess a person’s ability to execute -the person with education and interview winning skills gets the job. A doers’ CV might not show qualities like good … Continue reading committed to succeed.