Friday, December 22, 2017

Rounding off the year

It has been a great year of learning...

Learning from about 15 different companies...Different cultures..working styles...levels of leadership and maturity...business...challenges...people...

Putting myself into, no, out of my own comfort zone and working in very diverse environments - from students to startups to established global tech firms to large format workshops to introducing new concepts into the market...

What did I learn? The biggest learning for me has been the learning of how to design better. This is no small learning because I am used to a typical school of designing learning interactions - so to be able to throw what I have learnt out of the window (well, not really) and learn another way of looking into it, has been, both, difficult and interesting. Difficult because I really have to activate Type 2 thinking and interesting because once you go that path, I need to still have my divergent thinking hat ON.

Having worked with different people, firms as a consultant - so this is the outside in view - I learnt different approaches that companies use as part of their learning process. This part of the world has not changed much, but there is much happening here, that many companies dont seem to be in the know. I still see a lot of room for improvement here in terms of technology, methods and perhaps even nature of training - the how.

There are some great things happening in the market - does not mean that they are all good for you at this point, but having worked with a few of them, I can say that there are also breakthrough methods/approaches that are available in the market, but HR teams seem reluctant to take the risk. If anyone is willing to take risk, it is business. And this is where I wish HR teams took more risk to try out methods, seeking more engagement from those who are being trained, seek more commitment from business and put more skin in the game. Currently, ticks and boxes are being played is what I feel.

It has been a year of reading, assimilating, meeting new people, audiences, stepping out of comfort zones multiple times, realizing that change is constant, excitement, disappointment and then some...

Thank you all for this wonderful year...


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