Learnings from Teaching Middle School Students

A few days back I led a workshop for middle school students as part of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) event. I volunteered for this about a month back. A series of zoom sessions and emails were exchanged to brainstorm ideas, select experiments, and plan the event. Each volunteer should lead a workshop,Continue reading “Learnings from Teaching Middle School Students”

How Inquiry-Based Learning can help you with Digital Technology Adoption?

Faster technology adoption is the norm As a leader in a technology organization, you will be keeping track of technology trends and will encourage & support your team to understand and adopt them to solve business problems. The rate of technology adoption is increasing across the consumer and other markets. Within the IT organization, thereContinue reading “How Inquiry-Based Learning can help you with Digital Technology Adoption?”

Managing whitespace in a remote & digital workplace

One of the unrecognized and undervalued contributions of a leader may be her contribution to manage the whitespace. Whitespace refers to the gap between organization structure where the roles and responsibilities may not be clear. It also covers the dependencies, collaborations, and communication across teams required for a quality output. But these may not beContinue reading “Managing whitespace in a remote & digital workplace”

Siri, Google Assitant, and Alexa – Anthromorphism and Design Principles

We brought home Alexa a few years back. In the next few weeks, my kids started testing her. They ask her questions, many of which she was not trained for. They tried the same with Google voice assistant and Apple Siri as well. They were amused by the difference in responses among these assistants. WhenContinue reading “Siri, Google Assitant, and Alexa – Anthromorphism and Design Principles”

Reflections from a 21-day writing journey

I jumped into a commitment to write every day for 21 days. I started this exercise without a “backlog” of topics. Without much thought and plan. I knew in the back of my mind that, my mind will play games and prevent me from committing publicly. If this is some news for you, you haveContinue reading “Reflections from a 21-day writing journey”

Cars of the Future – Mind Shift & Market Shift

Imagine a fully autonomous car and assume the self-driving system has been tested and its reliability is much higher than any existing transportation modes. What features will a customer value? You may either want a large window to enjoy the scenery or you may want a screen for each of your fellow travelers. Maybe anContinue reading “Cars of the Future – Mind Shift & Market Shift”

Social Connections and Cultural Shock

I have lived in a city on an average for 2 years in the last 2 decades of my work life. When compared to our previous generation, we are traveling and moving across cities and continents, a lot more. I maintain a spreadsheet to help me remember my past addresses. I don’t know when IContinue reading “Social Connections and Cultural Shock”

Future of Work – Technology dispersion at Work?

If you have tried to schedule an interview with a candidate or a discussion with your partner, you will be blocked by the lack of visibility to their calendar and availability. You may end up exchanging a bunch of emails to collect everyone’s availability and decide on a time & date. Calendly is an onlineContinue reading “Future of Work – Technology dispersion at Work?”

Ramayana and lessons on Say: Do Ratio

Ramayana talks about many honorable traits of Rama, two of which are integrity – “keeping his word” and sacrifice. Though at the outset they may seem different and mutually exclusive. If you look a little deeper you will realize their interconnectedness. To keep his word, Rama left his kingdom and went to the forest. AllContinue reading “Ramayana and lessons on Say: Do Ratio”