R.S.V.P. – Respond Please!!

“Respondez s’il vous plait” a French phrase which means Please respond or respond please….It seems you all are wondering why we are discussing RSVP in this forum?? Haven’t we been taught that communication is a two way process, and it attains completion when the receiver sends the information back to the sender, isn’t it? Aren’t these two things related? Expecting a response (RSVP) to know the headcount (approximate) at parties or at a marriage? And how many of us do that? We hardly ever communicate back to the people who invited us, this is a common phenomenon in the West; actually it’s

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Vox Populi – Guiding productivity through cynicism

An honest answer or an insult? A question or a challenge? How does it pinch when your best strategies fail and in place of concentrating or winning strategies, you end up being the target of endless ridicule? It can spurt through email, comments on your intranet blog, a jive at the water cooler and often be stretched as far as cynical questions during the town hall. We have seen a response as the one added in the link Hard-wired Reply. No matter what role we serve, these replies have almost become our daily bread. They often push us to brain

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Catch A Rainbow – The ICC World Cup Euphoria

The ICC Cricket World Cup fervor has culminated to a point where every cricket fan is bouncing high on this zest.  This has been further enabled, by the over-flooding of information through all types of media from print, to the continuous burble on radio and associated images in every pop-up on the internet, with the aim to hijack the viewer’s and listener’s attention. Along with this, the friendly banter about how the team played and who opines what, adds to this euphoric milieu. As leaders and HRs, we acknowledge and accept this phenomenon. Most of us are die-hard cricket fans.

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Company Newsletter – Managing the Knowledge Platform

An imperative attribute of mass communication lies in connecting many stories on a continual platform, with an underlying message that binds the receiver. The information shared in different formats evokes a range of responses. Every information shared, requires reinforcement through different channels. In a business environment information is shared through different communication channels such as Townhall, CEO’s or MD’s address, Intranet, notice board and bulletin. A newsletter is a summation of information as required by the readers. It is written in first person to find a greater connect with the readers to the community or the ecosystem. It subscribes to

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CiteMan interviews Dr. Dorris Greenwood on NLP

Imagine a day when you walk into the office and everyone says what you wish to hear. It’s not that you are dreaming this, but it’s a reality. You have learnt a technology which helps you to understand everyone around you extremely well. You communicate the way they would understand and elicit the response that you need. Sounds magical, isn’t it ? Well it could be a reality if you learn that language and master it with practise. As professionals, we study and train ourselves to be successful. Yet we end up communicating inaccurately with people around us. Often we make others

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HR as a Scapegoat!

A scapegoat is defined as someone who is punished for the mistakes of others. I thought of writing this, as one of the cases being discussed in the forum was about Operations people blaming HR department for some failures. Amusing isn’t it? but still we have all faced it at some point of time in our organizations. We as HR professionals are punished or blamed for what some other department or may be the owner is doing. Sometimes, people even forget that HR people are also employees and do not take all the decisions on their own, they also have

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