June 27, 2016

The Workplace that Works for You

Posted by Syeda Meher Taj (View Profile | View All Posts) at 12:09 PM

If you are trying to figure out which company to work for, why not look at what others like you want?

Today employees don't see their workplaces as a means of livelihood or stability anymore; virtually every company on a list - like the Glassdoor list - is there because of people and cultural factors.   Survey after survey says the same thing, which is that broadly, a great employer is one that :


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June 5, 2016

Share It And It Becomes More.

Posted by Syeda Meher Taj (View Profile | View All Posts) at 1:03 PM

Here's a thing I always tell my team - when two of us share a thing at work, like a wad of post-its split in half, a cup of coffee or even time, both get a little less than they might have if they'd kept the thing all to themselves. But when you share an idea it has the exact opposite result - it grows into something bigger and stronger, as more and more people build on it. Both persons sharing end up with more than if they had chosen not to collaborate. It is this idea of sharing ideas that is at the core of the TEDx ideology and it resonates perfectly with all that we hold dear at Infosys.

And TEDx Bangalore hosted at the Infosys campus Bangalore last weekend on 29th May didn't disappoint.


TEDx Anchor Program presented by Infosys [Source:]

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March 27, 2016

Learning To Work Technology

Posted by Syeda Meher Taj (View Profile | View All Posts) at 3:37 PM

A renaissance -- the coming end of human work | Kevin Surace | TEDxOrangeCoast [Source:]

I recently read Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology, by award-winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama who passionately establishes that "technology's primary effect is to amplify human forces"; that technology works like a lever to amplify our capabilities in the direction of our intentions. Indeed, it's all about our "intentions" and "capabilities". After all, who has not heard those tales of dusty computers locked away in dark school cupboards because teachers couldn't figure out what to do with it. Or mobile apps to promote hygiene practices that actually manage to do little to improve health. So many incredible innovations in the recent decades have still we've not managed to stem - say, global poverty.
So, undoubtedly, if technology must work to solve our greatest problems, we must learn to work technology.

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