Created on 2021-11-08 17:34

Published on 2021-11-08 18:04

We want a HR leader like you at our workplace!!

How often do you hear that statement.

In our wellbeing at work conversation hosted by Abhijit Bhaduri a week ago, this is what we heard repeatedly.

Our guest was Roma Bindroo, HR Leader at NourishCo who had a free wheeling discussion about Emotional Wellbeing at the Workplaces

Key take-aways from the conversation

  • Selfcare before anything else. Roma urged everyone to put on their masks first. She also practices what she preaches. As she said

“Main apni favourite hoon”

  • Dont presume or think you know what is best for your team. Ask them. They know what is best for their wellbeing, you enable that.
  • HR leaders are not champions of people. People are champions of themselves. The HR leader’s job is to create an environment where people can voice themselves.

Want to catch the full conversation? Watch here 👇

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The Importance of Psychological Safety at Work

We all know that humans have an inherent need to seek psychological safety in their immediate environment. We go to great lengths to get acknowledgement and validation, and simultaneously, to avoid embarrassment or rejection.

At the workplace, we derive our self-worth from how we, and our ideas and thoughts, are received by others. But if the work environment does not offer this right to free and open communication, we pick up behaviours that guarantee our safety, even if that behaviour is detrimental to our growth, the company’s growth, or to workplace culture.

For instance, you learn that it is smarter to not question your temperamental CEO at the townhall. You realise that certain ideas or thoughts are quick to be labelled stupid or laughable by your teammates, and therefore, it’s usually better to fall in line with the overall consensus. You learn that saying ‘yes’ instead of ‘no’ to an unreasonable request from a senior colleague helps avoid unpleasantness. And then one day, when you lead a team, you pass on these attitudes and behaviours to your juniors.

Read the full article here

Small Signs

Earlier this week Abhijit Bhaduri and I had a conversation around what are the big signs to watch out at workplace which indicate signs of distress.

My response was – If we are looking for big signs, its already too late. Its the small signs that we should watch out for and build institutional mechanisms to support. Catch the full conversation on

Big Changes

Workplaces are opening again. Workplaces look same but are behaving differently. Leaders need to adapt to this new world and deal with great resignation, great reorganisation and much more.

Mamta Sharma wrote about this in ETHR

Are we prepared?

As we get ready to handle big changes, are we prepared? We polled linkedin readers and found close to 2/3 of people are unsure or unaware of wellbeing policy at work.

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As we open our workplaces, are we prepared? And if not, what should we be doing.

Is this of interest?

Do join us for a conversation on Changing Workplaces and Emotional Wellbeing this Thursday, Nov 11. Link below 👇


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