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CHOW #242 Impact of management style while WFH

CHOW #242 Impact of management style while WFH

Hema was the delivery head for a healthcare client with JCN incorporated. Rahim, Radha and Rachel, reported to Hema. Rahim was responsible for Software delivery, Radha for medical transcription and Rachel first-line IT support to the client.The three of them had their...
WFH – 1 year retrospective

WFH – 1 year retrospective

It is slightly over a year since we closed our office premises and started working from home. I had shared some initial observations in my earlier blog in July 2020. We have formed some methods to manage WFH and still learning to improve the way we do things. Some of...
CHOW# 225 – Leave your baggage behind

CHOW# 225 – Leave your baggage behind

Samson worked for five years and proved to be a good developer and a tech lead before being chosen to lead a project, with a lot of technical unknowns and challenges. Samson was very excited to lead the project and rolled his sleeves up and executed the specification...
Let someone else help you

Let someone else help you

One of the key lessons I have learnt over my working life is that solutions for many issues come from unexpected sources. When you are challenged by a major issue and you are struggling to solve, someone from outside, who is not involved in the same way as you, can...
CHOW #201 – When your fears come true

CHOW #201 – When your fears come true

When someone shows their neighborhood photo, how do you know the condition inside their house? Gary is the engineering head of a software team, whose financial software platform has been successful with multiple clients over a decade. The team has some great...
Adapting to WFH – a real story!

Adapting to WFH – a real story!

How the Coronavirus threat affected a small 25 year old software firm which has over the years remained a team of about 50, focused on building niche intellectual property in select domains and perform some special financial services – a few observations. The...
CHOW #183 – What next?

CHOW #183 – What next?

TechInnov Inc., is a 32 year old corporation, who pioneered many revolutionary technological innovations, throughout their corporate existence. The founder CEO ran the company for 16 years until a sudden illness took him away from the company and he was replaced by a...
Succession Planning – some thoughts

Succession Planning – some thoughts

Many times we have organizations going through crisis when a powerful leader steps aside, for whatever reason. The resulting situation could be one of many: Many in the second line of command clamor for the position and believe they are the most eligible...
CHOW #163 – Coaching Challenge

CHOW #163 – Coaching Challenge

Shiv has been engaged by a technology product firm as a performance coach, specifically to help a couple of high performing technical professionals who excel in their job. Management is afraid that the two individuals, who are extremely smart with technology and are...
Advice – to give or not to give

Advice – to give or not to give

Early every morning, I go for a walk in a road, which goes around a hospital. Invariably, I see this girl rushing to catch some bus. She runs wearing a high-heeled shoe and for some reason, I felt that I needed to tell her that she should wear something better as...