Investing in your Personal Development

Most of us strive to grow and advance both on a professional and personal level. But many of us dont make the time or a conscious and continuous efforts towards our personal advancement. Proactively investing in your own personal and professional development is one of the biggest gifts you can give yourself. Gaining a new … Read more Investing in your Personal Development

7 Questions to ask about Organizational Culture during your interview.

Since the beginning of the year, I have received a number of questions around organizational culture. The questions can be broadly divided into two categories. Organizational level questions such as how do we assess our organizational culture? How do we change it? How do we fix it? How do we foster the right one? Individual-level … Read more 7 Questions to ask about Organizational Culture during your interview.

THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE

Robots aren’t going to take everyone’s jobs, but technology has already reshaped the world of work in ways that are creating clear winners and losers. While no one knows what artificial intelligence’s effect on work will be, we can all agree on one thing: It’s disruptive. All it takes is to type in the words … Read more THE FUTURE OF WORK IS HERE

BIRCHES GROUP AND RAVELWORKS AFRICA STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

Birches Group and RavelWorks Africa are delighted to announce our new strategic alliance bringing together our combined expertise in HR, compensation management, organizational design and learning & development to better serve our clients, companies and organizations in the East Africa region.  The alliance will focus primarily on clients in the NGO and SME sectors in … Read more BIRCHES GROUP AND RAVELWORKS AFRICA STRATEGIC ALLIANCE

GETTING E.I. READY

Leading a team, or an organization is never easy. At one point or another, we are all prone to irrational thinking and behaviour that get the best of us, and in turn hurt our professional relationships. Ideally people with Emotional Intelligence tend to sway in a different tangent. But they were never like that from … Read more GETTING E.I. READY

DELVING INTO EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

The concept of Emotional Intelligence has been around for a while. In fact, it was nearly a hundred years ago that Thorndike[1] first noted the importance of our ability to understand and manage others. But it took some time for the topic to hit the mainstream. It was 1995 , when psychologist and science journalist … Read more DELVING INTO EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

COUNTERPRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOURS

After my recent article on toxic workplace, I got a ton of feedback from my inbox from individuals wanting to know if their personal behavior can be deemed as toxic. “I am not a morning person, one had mentioned, so I am not very chatty in the morning. So, I have noticed that when I … Read more COUNTERPRODUCTIVE WORKPLACE BEHAVIOURS

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

When setting the stage for an ideal toxic workplace the Devil wears Prada until today, remains one of the greatest examples of all time. Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious Runway magazine, she finds herself the assistant to diabolical editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). … Read more THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA