11 Oct 2019

SeeingLandscapeoftheFuture
In the foreseeable future. How often have we heard or used this expression. And yet, how many of us are visionaries that have actually seen, foreseen or envisaged the future. Projections and analytics apart who really knows what the future is going to bring. Foresee the future. Enter LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® In a carefully designed workshop, co-created with a sponsor by a Cert...

05 Sep 2019

GamificationofGoalsWithLSP
Our Learning: The journey is as important as the destination` On Saturday, 24th of August 2019, four of us set out for Nashik. 2 of us from Mumbai and 2 from Pune. The reason? We were invited by the LinkedInLocal Nashik host, Makarand Savarkar (better known as Mak) to conduct a LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® Session for the LinkedInLocalNashik. And we were eager to do so. Gamification of Goa...

16 Aug 2019

OnlineWritingWorkshop
Do you struggle when it comes to writing? Are you unable to write an important email? Confused how to structure your report?Not sure how to get started writing?Want your writing to be flawless?Can you spare just 90 minute every week to improve your writing? Alchemy: 7 weeks to better writing Alchemy: the 7-week online writing workshop is a simple guided online workshop that will te...

26 Jul 2019

Three Years
Three Years can mean so much Three years! It's been three years with my own venture: AbacusYellow, based on the principle of simplicity. I'm three years older, three years wiser and yes, three years more optimistic.  In the past few days, I’ve been flooded with congratulatory messages on my ‘work anniversary’ on LinkedIN. (I'm grateful to all those who sent me those messages and I've ...

25 Jul 2019

So who needs customer experience? For the longest time, customer experience was limited to the hotels or the hospitality industry. The world of hotels bends backwards for this. In India, 5 star hotels have tall large turbaned men welcoming you at the entrance, women in traditional attire garlanding you with the saffron flowers and walking you through marbled passageways to your luxu...

25 Jul 2019

I’ve built a stellar team that has degrees and portfolios and awards filling reams of resume pages. I’ve interviewed newbies who come with truckloads of certificates, certifications and diplomas that cover all the letters of the alphabet. I've got the skill sets, capabilities and prerequisites to run this tight shop to perfection. Truly I think I’ve arrived. And then someone from my tea...

11 Jul 2019

LEGO model
It’s a rare opportunity to see firsthand Innovation with LEGO SERIOUS PLAY. And as a CXO keen on innovation, YOU ARE INVITED! An Exclusive CXO Roundtable on Innovation with LEGO SERIOUS PLAY Encounter face-to-face, the breakthrough facilitation methodology that is quietly taking shape the world over – one brick at a time. If you are willing to play the Innovation game, willing to...

01 Jul 2019

Cross-culture sensitization
Unaware of cross-culture sensitization During my summer internship about two decades ago, I was having a discussion with my project guide on the Indian Consumer Durables market and the psyche of a typical Indian buyer. He said, “Nishant, you are a Mumbaiker, are you not?” “Of course!” I said. “Then you don’t know anything about India”, he replied smugly. I was left gobsma...

24 Jun 2019

Cross Culture, India, Social Media, Impact
We often get asked in our cultural workshops about how social media has affected the culture DNA, especially for the Gen Z. My view? Not much. Since the 2007 technology boom, the rate of change in technology has doubled every two years (Moore’s law) and this is changing the way we are interacting with each other as well as with businesses. In her 2017 doctoral study, Is our so...

10 Jun 2019

The LSP Method helps teams create a landscape and play our scenarios for the future
The LEGO(R) SERIOUS PLAY(R) method (LSP) is a facilitated thinking, communication and problem-solving technique for organisations, teams and individuals. And this was wonderfully played out in the team-building workshop we recently did. When a team comes together, the nuances, the connections, the ripple effects are too many to fathom. How does one garner the collective potential of ...