Management Consulting
Our Services

Employee Focus
Employee Opinion Survey
Employee Turnover
Compensation and Benefits
Employee Training
Performance Management
360 Degree Feedback
Employee Assessment
Employee Motivation, Morale and Innovative HR Practices

Customer Focus
Customer Satisfaction Survey
Mystery Shopping

Industry Focus

Subscribe to E-Zine

HR News and Views

View current and archived issues here.

Subscribe to HR News and Views, and receive a free bag of stories!

Your Email Address:

Subscribe me
Unsubsribe me

Blog - People Practices

Read An operational perspective of the Telecom Industry Blog

‘Driven - Inside BMW, the most admired car company in the world’ by David Kiley
 -  Posted by Deepa on Jan 26 2005 [Books]

I have just started reading ?Driven ? Inside BMW, the most admired car company in the world? by David Kiley

It promises to be interesting and I hope to be writing more about it.

I asked Panke, (BMW?s chairman Dr. Hemut Panke) who was a consultant at Mckinsey and Co. before joining BMW in 1982, what he would tell companies seeking insight from BMW if he were still charging McKinsey big bucks for his advice. Said Panke, “I would say: Focus on understanding who you are, what you stand for. What are the values you have in the organization? What are the values you believe in for the products and services you sell and provide? People like to play charades when they are children. But in real life you cannot impersonate other values and characters and basic principles. There is a sentence I often use to crystallize what we are about. And I think it?s important to be able to do that: to articulate the one idea in one sentence that captures the company?s character so that every one understands and believes it. ‘BMW builds high performance products because BMW is a high performance organization.? It is across seemingly unrelated fields and organizations within the company. Striving for better performance than our competitors is something that drives our controllers and our human resources people, not just our designers and engineers.”

Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • bodytext
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Furl
Comments (0)
Who are likely to be more successful: Those who focus on their work or those who focus equally on work / home/hobby?
 -  Posted by Deepa on Jan 24 2005 [Workplace habits]

An interesting study by Ellen Galinsky of Families and Work Institute called ?Leaders in a Global Economy? on how men and women in 10 multinationals have dealt with primarily the following two questions:

  • ?In the past year, how often have you put your job before your personal or family life??
  • ?In the past year, how often have you put your personal or family life before your job??
  • The findings throws up some very interesting aspects of what is becoming a priority for people at work and who ultimately are more successful.

    While 61% of the respondents were what one would call ?work-centric?, nearly 32 % put the same priority on their lives on and off the job (dual-centric). Some of these could also be tri-centric (work, home and a third area- a hobby / community work)

    What difference does it make to be dual-centric?

  • People who put the same priority on work and their personal/family life?who are dual- centric?have the highest ratings for feeling successful at work.
  • Those who fall into the extremes; that is, put a higher priority on either work or family feel the least successful at work.
  • While Dual-Centric people actually work about 5 hours less per week compared to work-centric people, there is no difference to visible success indicators such as compensation, number people they supervise or their reporting level.

    In addition:

  • 26 percent of dual-centric people experience moderate or high levels of stress, compared with 42 percent of those who are not dual-centric.
  • Significantly fewer (31%) of people who are dual-centric find it difficult or very difficult to manage both demands than those who are not dual-centric (56%).
  • So what should organizations be doing?

    Be able to design appropriate ?work-life balance? policies and more critical, create an environment to encourage people to be ?dual-centric?.

    So, if multi-tasking was not enough, this age demands we be multi-focused in mutli-areas too! (with similar levels of competence!)

    Read the summary

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (0)
    Is it going to be the age of “contract” or “portfolio” careers?
     -  Posted by Deepa on Jan 19 2005 [Trends]

    Consider these findings from a survey conducted by Top Consultants.

  • Contract Consulting is now a lifestyle and career option being pursued increasingly by a younger generation of consultants. About 30% of contractors have less than 5 years of consulting experience and 65% have less than 10 years consulting experience.
  • A staggering 42.8% of contract consultants are now working primarily for consulting firms rather than direct for end-clients.
  • I believe that the “need for contract staff” increased with organizations needing to fill the gap arising out of specific short term assignments while at the same time needing to keep a control on manpower numbers and managing the uncertainties in business.

    In addition technology has made it possible to engage staff from any corner of the world.

    Technology and vagaries of business will continue to ensure that this trend will continue.

    Any thoughts? Any opinion?

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (0)
    The top six challenges dominating the “world of work” in the year 2005 and beyond: Part I
     -  Posted by Deepa on Jan 6 2005 [Trends]

    Here is what I think would be the top six dominating challenges for organizations in the year 2005 and beyond:

  • Innovation
  • Ethics and Integrity
  • Outsourcing
  • Multi-cultural and Multi-location groups
  • Work-place demographics and lifestyle expectations: free agents, tech generation, baby boomers
  • Networking tools: Impact on learning and collaboration
  • To read more about the top three issues, go

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (0)
    Warm Wishes for a peaceful and disaster free 2005!
     -  Posted by Deepa on Jan 1 2005 [General]

    2004 ended on a solemn note with the Tsunami taking a heavy toll in this part of the world. While Singapore, the country where I reside has been spared, Tamil Nadu my home state in India has been ravaged.

    This blog was the best thing that happened last year and with it I had the pleasure of meeting a great bunch of people across the globe including some great, passionate bloggers.

    I am thankful to you, dear readers for your encouragement. Thank you for making this blog possible.

    In particular, I would like to thank Gautam Ghosh for sending the maximum readers to my blog.

    I hope the new year brings peace, harmony and joy to all.

    Bookmark this post at any of the following services: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
    • bodytext
    • del.icio.us
    • Reddit
    • StumbleUpon
    • Furl
    Comments (0)
    To learn more about how we can help...
    Call now: +65 97514107
    Click Here to Email Now


      Select a Category to view posts from it.
    Interesting Sites
    Workplace habits
    People practices worth adapting
    Customer Service
    For a customer
    Talent Management
    Practices of an exemplary manager
    An idea you can try out today

      Search the entire Blog, including archives.

      View the Blog archives. Select a month to view:
    December 2010
    April 2009
    March 2009
    July 2008
    June 2008
    February 2008
    October 2007
    September 2007
    August 2007
    July 2007
    June 2007
    April 2007
    March 2007
    February 2007
    December 2006
    September 2006
    August 2006
    July 2006
    April 2006
    March 2006
    February 2006
    January 2006
    December 2005
    November 2005
    September 2005
    August 2005
    July 2005
    June 2005
    May 2005
    April 2005
    March 2005
    February 2005
    January 2005
    December 2004
    November 2004
    October 2004
    September 2004
    August 2004
    July 2004

    view this weblog as RSS !RSS

  • wife getting fucked hard movies
  • teen thumbnails xxx
  • Huge black sex
  • precious delgado ebony star
  • super young little sexy girls
  • warez paris hilton sex video
  • milf ass pics
  • Teenage lesbian vampire girls
  • Girl shows pussy
  • amateur girl rides dildo
  • movie the good girl
  • hairy chuuby pussy
  • Naked scuba girls
  • hard licking pussy
  • angelique leclair anal movies
  • tickled asian videos
  • wife stories pics
  • hot transvestite fuck girl
  • free videos of pussy eating
  • italian nude men amateur pictures
  • free movies massive silicone tits
  • tiny teen sex pictures
  • mature women video hd
  • chan girls pics
  • asian young wife anal
  • ilove wee girls
  • shaved pussy or not
  • asian shemale blow job movies
  • wife flashing pussy street
  • lots of naked pics of women
  • old mature japanese sex videos
  • Big tis curvy asses
  • girls loving cock pics
  • swingers sex jelsoft enterprises ltd
  • lesbian fuck close up
  • japan school xxx
  • couchie poping black girls
  • petit ebony pussy
  • red hjair mature woman sexy tube
  • Big tit round asses
  • naked amatuer video
  • girls one boy sex
  • bikini fight pics free
  • gorgeous pussy video sister best friend
  • girls cheating
  • free cute ass vids
  • adam american idol girl topless
  • black teens suck a huge dick
  • Sex big pussy
  • models bikini galleries
  • amateur pics wife
  • alberta wives fuck strippers
  • boobs and hairy pussy
  • pussy fucking free movies and
  • black with white blanket pictures
  • online videos of young teen fucks
  • Sexy girl vidio
  • asian teen pussy tube
  • blowjob videos red tube swallow
  • erotic pictures nude and naked women
  • rub bewteen the butt
  • hot sexy teens videos
  • big white mama videos
  • black man seeds in white girl
  • jessica beil oral sex
  • Hot naked mexican girl
  • public pussy slip
  • movie sex ceans
  • finland sex videos
  • naked cowboy video
  • impregnate thai petite
  • native girls sex videos
  • videos of nice ass
  • quality ass pics
  • Futurama sex pics
  • hardcore vaginal and anal fucking
  • school girl asian young sexy
  • hot teen orgasm slutload
  • sex positions with a fat girl
  • erotic female athletes pics
  • big boobs teen video
  • nina hartley teaches pussy eating
  • big booty white girl video
  • young teens room
  • free download movies sex
  • white girl kept as fuck toy
  • rough sex free video
  • nude resort pics
  • free teen asian ebony
  • big hardcore sex
  • erika badu naked video
  • girl humping guy videos
  • teen orgasm screaming
  • free phillippi video
  • sex videos filmed in nessee
  • picture of your pussy j haze
  • erotic lesbian teen stories
  • hardcore sex gp
  • asian mature old sex
  • free nude video girl pic
  • lesbian cum covered tits
  • Girl on girl pictures
  • I wanna hot girl
  • my wife the whore movies
  • xxx cheating wife
  • free pics of nude mature men
  • momoko mashiba bikini pics
  • shaved pussy vidos
  • girl scout cookies video
  • free posted nude wife pics
  • black dominating white women sex stories
  • Video sex luna maya
  • free mature asian women videos
  • Quantum of solace vagina
  • sexy young girls nude
  • mature interaciel sex
  • foxy jacky sex dick
  • bikini teen model galleries
  • Hot naked couples
  • big tit mature free videos
  • spring break naked picture gallery
  • wife and lesbian fucking
  • teen girl ass pic
  • free sex videos on itouch
  • girls sexy feet getting licked
  • asian baring feet pictures
  • suzuka kitahara bikini pics
  • he ate my pussy
  • amatuer teen girl pics
  • free pictures of vintage pregnant
  • uniform models babes pics
  • ebony first timers sex movie gallery
  • free sex videos hd online
  • anonymous amateur autobahnsex
  • Thailand sex vidio
  • free black pussy wmv
  • Anal xxx pics
  • naked girls socks
  • oral sex high scool vs college
  • Pic nude girl
  • sisters slumber party sex stories
  • madison scott petite
  • blonde black male slave
  • Couples having sex
  • erotic stories teenager forced
  • husbands revenge on cheating wife video
  • erotic japanese massage
  • hot nude chicks video
  • amateur and teen kingdom cameron
  • hottest teen lesbians
  • college girls party banging
  • black eyed peas concert videos
  • bang my busty blonde wife
  • free shemale pics ashley george
  • hotl korean teens
  • black bitch sucking deepthroating
  • stereos summer girl video
  • cute little girls fucking videos
  • free pics hardcore teen sex
  • topless girls on boats
  • Tila tequila pussy pictures
  • wife window nude movie
  • wet teen fuck slutload
  • large boobs neat movie
  • free schoolgirl pictures
  • amateur teen nudes videos
  • Sex videos thailand
  • free interracial teen blowjob videos
  • homemade fingering movies
  • interracial teen story sex
  • Hot teen chick
  • racy teen pics
  • pink xxx girl
  • shemale model pictures
  • free interracial no email
  • black nipples free
  • young black boys fuck
  • free hairy moviesw
  • colledge girls suck cock
  • softcore thigh butt gallery
  • free bondage facial movies
  • asian girls in chicago area
  • young naked teenage women
  • black anal fest
  • naked anime girls naked videos
  • petite french plum trees
  • Fingering sex videos
  • girl taking off bikini top
  • free pics of jenny hills boobs
  • picture of beutiful naked girls
  • best anal sex ever seen video
  • long lesbian breasts tubes
  • best boobs in movies
  • reality tv girls por
  • extreme shocking sex videos
  • cute emo girls tube
  • Cum between her tits
  • mature thai sex
  • two black chicks sex
  • giant butt girls black
  • nice ass white girl
  • big tit handjob tube videos
  • sexy asian ffm
  • pussy ass mouth same time
  • fuck my wife friend pussy
  • private teen video pass
  • nudes youngest girls
  • sexy mature mothers sluts
  • nudism boy teens
  • amatuers cum inside pussy
  • tiny drunk teen video
  • those cute young naked girls
  • Fucking sleeping teens
  • amater pictures of naked women
  • upload boy movies
  • amateur dutch
  • stars in hardcore action
  • naked college girl video
  • breast girl gallery
  • mature shaved pussy videos
  • fuck pussy free
  • sex pics videos obedient russian whores
  • naked vanessa hudgins pics
  • redtube mommy videos
  • aussie hairy pussy
  • hot young teen xxx
  • glamour models gone bad girls
  • free ebony site
  • free teresa may video
  • cocks streched pussy
  • natali blond hardcore pictures at
  • young jailbait teen
  • grop sex videos
  • blonde cheerleader
  • solo girl ejaculates cum loads video
  • teen girl tempting rub
  • free teen humiliation video
  • ritz hottest sexy black fuck
  • Big boob cheerleaders
  • teen french maid fuck
  • nude black teen videos
  • grandpa fucking young girl