What is Semco Style

Semco Style is a management approach that prepares organizations to build and sustain a Start-up culture at scale. Startup culture stands out for agility, innovation, client focus of the organization, high degree of ownership, accountability, high learnability along with high productivity as a team. Startup growth is fuelled by a singular focus on achieving the…

By vandanamalaiya 12 November 2021 0

Are you In-Control or Controlling?

As a leader, are you In-Control or Controlling? Many rules were originally created for quality and productivity control in order to improve people’s effectiveness and efficiency. Over a period of time organizations started losing common sense and started focusing on processes over people. The levels of trust dropped and with that productivity, innovation, and joy…

By vandanamalaiya 21 January 2021 0

Uttam Kshama – Supreme Forgiveness

If knowingly or unknowingly, I have caused hurt or offense in any manner, through my words or actions, I seek forgiveness from my acquaintances, colleagues, friends, and family members from people of all religion, color, and orientation from all living beings – animals and plants from the planet on which we live and the universe…

By vandanamalaiya 8 September 2020 0

How BITS Shaped me.

This week marks the 40th year of the day I stepped into BITS, Pilani as a giggly teenager. The next four years were transforming. A lot of what I could do in my life, who I am is courtesy of this great institution. The thought of writing this post was triggered when a batchmate pointed…

By vandanamalaiya 31 July 2020 16

Jaisalmer, the Golden City

Over multiple trips, I have managed to see a lot of Rajasthan. But had somehow missed visiting Jaisalmer. We decided to combine it with our visit to Jaipur for a dear friend’s daughter’s wedding. Hubby was running temperature before we arrived and through the visit so we did everything really slow-paced resulting in us being…

By vandanamalaiya 24 April 2020 0