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A lot of possible business innovations do not see the light of day simply because of the person proposing it. The ideator is often too confident, which leads to investment on unnecessary ideas, while the opposite could also be true. A lot of experts end up underselling their idea, perhaps due to a lack of confidence. This undermining of the ideator takes place due to two broad possibilities. One is the status of the employee within the group. This includes the person’s peers as well as seniors. Numbers also matters. So those proposing ideas in groups stand a greater chance of seeing their ideas passed, rather than those doing individually. To solve this conundrum, the concepts of ideation and idea assessment need to be divorced. This will help break this cycle of bias.

Source:https://hbr.org/2019/05/how-to-overcome-the-bias-we-have-toward-our-own-ideas?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hbr

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

Timeboxing is the concept of managing time in such a way that greater amounts of productivity can be squeezed in to each day. To make this possible, one needs to start off by migrating one’s to- do lists on to a calendar. To- do lists though come with their own set of challenges. One of them is that they end up providing us with too many options. Human beings are naturally driven to the easier tasks within that list. Another problem with such a list is that rarely time is made out for learning, as it is important but not so urgent. On the company side, corporate training sessions get ignored, in trying to meet quarterly targets. These lists also fail to draw up the exact time frame one has to work under. They even lack a commitment device.

Source:https://hbr.org/2018/12/how-timeboxing-works-and-why-it-will-make-you-more-productive?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hbr

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

Back in 2005, an idea floated by an article at the Harvard Business Review (HBR) has gone on to receive much appreciation worldwide. To that extent, the model came to be known as the Reflected Best Self Exercise (RBSE). It is now widely used in team building, leadership development and management training exercises. This technique is about providing good feedback about the positive aspects in each participant. As part of this exercise, the participants are also supposed to ask questions. Many people brush off compliments, as they aren’t comfortable receiving them. In return, one has to study one’s own successes. This will give the person an idea on what he/ she did right, so that the positive practices can be repeated. One can then enact one’s best self and take it forward.

Source:https://hbr.org/2019/05/to-become-your-best-self-study-your-successes?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=hbr

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

At the workplace, people are often confused, who to trust. This is difficult to gauge, but one easy parameter to keep in mind, is that people who are prone to bouts of guilt are more likely to be trustworthy. Those who trust too much may instead get fooled by scamsters. Those good at talent management, can instinctively differentiate between those that can be trusted, versus those liable to get fooled. Ones who are guilt prone, are likely to take greater care of their work, so that they do not feel this level of guilt later on. A lot of this guilt also arises because of colleagues who will otherwise see the person in a different light. So, peer- pressure is a major part of this assessment.

Source:https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/who-is-trustworthy/

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

A new book has been released titled The Person you Mean to be: How Good People Fight Bias, written by Dolly Chugh. She is a Professor at the Stern School of Business, part of the New York University. This, as the name suggests is a book that speaks on biases, and how one must look beyond them. Diversity and inclusion are nowadays being touted as crucial indicators in any company’s talent management manuals. These have even been identified as critical factors behind innovation and creativity at any organization. Unconscious or implicit bias is often an impediment to achieving real diversity at any firm. To gauge this, there is the Implicit Association Test (IAT), that can be taken. People need to move away from jargon- centric terms and focus on the real values associated. Sociologists, economists, historians and political scientists are all these days talking about such unintended biases.

Source:https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/reexamining-your-unconscious-biases/

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

All too often in the workspace, processes and efficiency have been ramped up to achieve perfection. However, these are skills for which machines and robots exists, while human beings ought to be used for more creative pursuits. According the right level of freedom to employees is a major step in the right direction in the field of talent management. To achieve this, three major strategies have emerged. To star with, one must focus on the capabilities that will boost up the performances. Next up, work environments need to be redesigned to cater to these capabilities. High impact must be targeted right from the outset, using the early initiatives. The impacts then need to be quantified using both operating metrics as well as the front- line ones.

Source:https://hbr.org/2019/02/give-your-employees-specific-goals-and-the-freedom-to-figure-out-how-to-reach-them

Uploaded Date:20 May 2019

All human beings go through highs and lows of confidence levels. Regardless of one’s position or past, there are bound to be moments of low confidence. In order to regain one’s confidence on these occasions, one must actually leverage the value of this dip. At these times one must reflect on the misses and hits. At this intersection, one goes through what is called the authenticity paradox, as one keeps doubting oneself. Mastering this will help improve in the long run, one’s talent management abilities. Inner compromises need to be also reduced. The professional needs to take a step back, and even occasionally maintaining the foreboding silence to stem over the tide. One must also sacrifice one’s needs at such moments including advocating for one’s ideas.

Source:https://www.strategy-business.com/blog/How-to-regain-your-confidence-when-it-falters?gko=94b9b

Uploaded Date:16 May 2019

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