Over the course of the next decade and beyond, the major urban agglomerations will be going to be reshaped amidst the turbulence of economic and technological change. There are certain major forces that will be reshaping the cities during this period. Firstly, there will be an immense competition for the best of talent. The world will be increasingly connected. The Anthropocene age will further build on. Acute stresses will increase in frequency and spread contagiously. Technology will expand further more into every sphere such as energy storage, renewable energy, 3-D printing, genomics, IoT, cloud tech, robotics and autonomous vehicles will come to dominate. Cities of he future must have a work environment conducive for top talent recruitment. Congestion must be minimal or non-existent. The water supply chain must emphasize on zero wastage. There must also be support towards an active lifestyle. Protection needs to be ensured against natural or human-induced hazards.


Uploaded Date:15 November 2018

In his latest book Collaborating with the Enemy, writer Adam Kahane describes how the word collaboration is often tinged with the wrong association. Collaboration is actually just one of the options that a person has during tricky situations. The title of the book got associated with Nazi collaboration during the World War, but here the Director at Reos Partners, merely speaks about the circumstances that professionals face at the workplace. The first option often exercised by seniors during unpopular transitions is to unilaterally Force. This is often counterproductive to the talent management practices firms seek to promote. Multilateral Collaboration is another option. The third is from the employee’s side which is to unilaterally Adapt to the situation. The option few wish to exercise is to unilaterally Exit.


Uploaded Date:14 November 2018

When one wants to improve at something, certain questions need to be popped up. Countless sessions of management training and executive coaching take place for the high performers, but they will never reach the next stage, without a proper evaluation through these two fundamental questions. The first of these questions is whether the person wants to improve. Without a personal desire, no amount of coaching can inflict improvement. The second question is whether they are willing to forego some near-term success, even feel some pain for the long-term benefit. For reaching the stage of inspirational leadership, some trade-offs are always needed. So, commitment is necessary.


Uploaded Date:13 November 2018

One of the big challenges to problem solving at any work is the inability to appreciate the others’ perspectives, and be rooted to a single story. Oil pipeline projects are one such example as they never follow a single linear line. Company bosses though often look for a single best answer. These single answers may sound visionary, and in sync with the corporate strategy, but often not implementable. Complicated compromises have become the new normal. As imposed solutions aren’t durable, so such trade-offs are a common occurrence. This way of working must be incorporated to renew stuck projects. Due to the increased crowded and contested nature of any function, such compromises are a necessity.


Uploaded Date:10 November 2018

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