PPEOHSAS stands for Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. It was developed to help organizations control and minimize Occupation Hazards and Risks. The 2007 version of OHSAS 18001 lays a strong emphasis on Change. Occupational Health and  Safety Standards are today adopted by many organizations as part of their corporate governance requirements. Managing the change is not a simple exercise. Change can hit an organization all of sudden or it can sometime be regulated and planned. An agile and a flexible organization will respond to change in much more positive way than an organization with rigid and straight jacketed setup. Read More →

sapSomeone the other day threw this one liner towards me. I was delivering a brief lecture on important points to be kept in mind during ERP implementations. I knew this was going to come and I had prepared well for this question. But taking this question right in the beginning, probably that was not I had planned. So I politely asked the person in the audience to leave this question for the time being and promised to take it up at the end. I knew that once I am over with my talk, the audience would get their reply. Read More →

Homeschooling was in past looked upon as the option exercised by conservationists who wouldn’t believe in established practiced norms about education and would believe in imparting education to their children at their own pace and beliefs. But over past decade or so the trend has caught on. More and more parents are now opting for Homeschooling flexibilities. But the issue here is to know whether you and your child meets the requisite criteria. Read More →

The latest fad to hit the real estate industry is Green or Sustainable Buildings. Wiki defines the Green Building as

a structure and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building’s life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort.

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Churchil once said “If I have to make a two hour speech, I may spend ten minutes in preparation, if it is ten minute speech, then it could take me two hours.” Best presentations need lots of study, analysis and preparations. Good presenters rarely use PowerPoint or other presentation tools, unless of course it’s a business presentation.

Research has shown that speech/presentations can be divided in to three parts.

  1. Verbal (words)
  2. Visual(what is being viewed)
  3. Vocal ( your tone, pitch, pauses etc) Read More →