Future of Work

Circa early 2020, Covid19 caught the world by surprise, to say the least. The last couple of years have been crazy in many ways. Organizations, big and small, went from a status quo that was essentially unchanged for decades, to work-from-home (WFH), to work-from-anywhere (WFA). New buzzwords like ‘blursday’ entered our lexicon, the common man …

Making Sense of Data

A thread on a LinkedIn post got me thinking about how “data” is often confused with “insight”… 99% of the ‘insights’ I encounter are mere associations. E.g. ‘X% of millennials prefer Y’ or ‘X% of our customers switched from contract Y to Z’. These are observations, not insights.Robert van Ossenbruggen In every industry and market …

The Crisis Is Here

At the time of writing this, the #Coronavirus pandemic has already claimed more than 1 Million deaths and infected more than 54 Million people, worldwide. Countless lives (and livelihoods) have already been affected by the #Covid19 virus, and most of the year 2020 has really been all about dealing with the crises. Could we have …

Day 100 – Learning to Adapt

It is now 100 days since the #Covid19 lockdown first began in India. A lot has happened since then… We learned to #WFH, and to cope with the “new normal”. We dealt with Technology challenges, and tried to find a quiet space in our homes – with a charging point nearby. We coped with ever-changing …

Day 28 – The Fight Continues

It’s only been a few months since I took up a new role at Aegon Life. Just a couple of weeks after joining Aegon, India launched a strict #lockdown protocol in response to the #Covid19 pandemic. Originally meant to last 21 days, it has now been extended in its second phase. When the office moved …