Derive the Power of Flexibility

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Article by: Lakshmi Vijaykumar , Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group.

The term flexible has been flexed enough in the recent past and in fact, it flexes our mind nerves leaving us in a flux. That sounded a bit weird, right? To make matters simple, today flexible careers are  a global phenomenon. Read More » “Derive the Power of Flexibility”

Bouncing Back From a Job Loss


Article by: Radha Govindarajan, Finance Professional.

Layoffs can be unexpected, whether it’s just you who is being laid off or your entire team. The reasons for a layoff are several ranging from cost cutting measures undertaken by companies to the advent of Artificial Intelligence. In fact, the current scenario is called the fourth Industrial Revolution. Read More » “Bouncing Back From a Job Loss”

How to write a professional email? – Basics.

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Article by : Pon Vijayalakshmi P M, Junior Creative, Team AVTAR.

Electronic mails have become the most important form of business communication. A well written e-mail gives a great impression, no doubt. Here are a few basic things you can keep in mind to help you write a perfect e-mail. Read More » “How to write a professional email? – Basics.”

Overdoing Altruism

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Article by: Pon Vijayalakshmi P M, Junior Creative, Team AVTAR.

What is extreme altruism? Can someone be too kind? Too helpful?

                                      Altruism is the unselfish and selfless concern for the well being of others. Where the concern is not out of duty or obligation but purely for the welfare of others expecting nothing in return, not even gratitude. One should not confuse Philanthropy with Altruism. All Altruists can be Philanthropists, but it’s not the other way around. Read More » “Overdoing Altruism”

Gender Diversity – How to include Men in the conversation?


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Article by: Karthik Ekambaram, Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Consulting, AVTAR Group.

“Increasing women’s participation in workplace is not a gender issue. But it’s a human issue. Or, rather it’s a business case.” 

That Gender Diversity is a business issue and that companies today strive for a balanced and inclusive workplace are well established facts in corporate. So why is that mounting evidences pointing towards economic advantages with gender equity still not making the requisite mark in the industry leaving the gender balance issue still sparse and scattered? Read More » “Gender Diversity – How to include Men in the conversation?”

Conquer your Boulders

“If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead you anywhere.    – Frank A Clark


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Article by: Pon Vijayalakshmi P M,  Junior Creative, Team AVTAR. 

A little story my Mom told me when I was a young girl is what keeps me going when it comes to taking an initiative to get things done and overcoming obstacles. 

                “Many years ago there was a King who was really unhappy with the growing laziness among his people. So, he devised a plan to teach them a lesson. At night he asked his men to place a boulder in the middle of a market place buzzing with people. The King hid in a hut nearby, and watched to find out if anyone moves the boulder. Richest men from the kingdom, merchants, courtiers and even soldiers from the king’s army would simply take a detour or walk past it. The people started blaming the king and calling him ignorant. Read More » “Conquer your Boulders”