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Sign language can be the leveler at the workplace

Communication is an underrated aspect of our lives. Most often it gets limited to the language we converse in. At the workplace, we tend to restrict the definition of communication to the way we talk, how we word our emails, and body language. While all of these aspects are important, an organization, which looks at […]

Cut them out: Biases can derail DEI initiatives

There are over 100 biases that exist in one form or the other in our world not limiting to the corporate environment. These are deeply rooted in the structure of our brains. In our experience working with organizations that demonstrate intentionality in building inclusive workplaces, biases can be categorized within the 12 broad categories.We call […]

DEI route to address mental well-being of employees

As all of us are coping through our most vulnerable and fragile selves during this pandemic and its aftermath, it is important that we collectively focus on our psychological well-being, as much as we focus on our physical well-being. Mental health and well-being positively looks at the entire range of an individual’s emotional, psychological, and […]

Three cases – Business, People and Culture – of DEI

Reports suggest that COVID-19 has impacted more women in the form of job losses, reversing the gains made over some time. The pandemic has been a derailer for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) goals. DEI is not a standalone endeavor and it is deeply tied to the organization’s success and growth. However, while the job […]

Nurturing Neurodiversity at the workplace

Written by Manasa Sai Neurodiversity stems from the brain differences that we have in terms of the way we are wired, the way we think and learn are accepted and seen as normal. The term Neurodiversity was first coined by the singer Judy in the late 1990s after refusing the idea that people with autism […]

Managing the risk of a hybrid workplace

Written by Manasa and Neelavani Hybrid work environment is a business concept that combines office work with remote working environment, abiding to conditions such as having proper internet connectivity. Hybrid work exercises greater freedom and autonomy compared to the traditional office work environment. Some of the types of hybrid models are: full-time remote working, on-demand […]

Leadership Commitment – a subset of Leadership Intelligence to strengthen DEI

Leadership Intelligence and Leadership commitment Over the years, multiple studies that gauged employee retention rates report that highly qualified, motivated people chose to work for companies that build a strong, inclusive, and inspiring culture. Leaders in the COVID era are facing unprecedented challenges in terms of building a workplace culture that not only retains their […]

Why DEI is gaining all the more significance during COVID?

While the pandemic has thrown a spanner in the works for many businesses, it has turned out to be a catalyst for interventions in the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) space. Covid-19 has unveiled the potential to accelerate the pace of DEI with an increase in efforts headed by compassionate and decisive leadership, looking at […]

“Art of listening is indeed a tall order”

Dr Nandini Murali defied stereotypes when she scripted an alternative narrative for herself dealing with suicidal loss. Her partner died by suicide when Dr Nandini’s internal GPS crashed. She resurrected herself and she authored a book titled “Life Behind: Surviving Suicide Loss” in which she expresses herself on how the Pain acted as a catalyst […]

Flexi working anyone? Stay-at-home-dad shows the way

Here is the story of Suresh, who is not just an exception to this norm of a woman choosing to be a stay-at-home parent but also an example to emulate for those wanting to design their professional lives.

Gross mismatch between DEI perceptions on top and ground reality

A study has revealed that about 90 percent of global businesses struggle with DEI initiatives within their technology and IT teams.