Importance of Culture: During and Post-Pandemic Work
Now that people are working mostly remotely, is Culture important to build? The answer to the above question is a resounding YES in my view. However, I will not be doing justice to this article and neither to you my dear reader without taking you through my reasoning of why…
ResearchOps: User Recruitment
Various strategies to create a pipeline for continuous user availability As part of various Groups, online and offline conversations, and Mentoring sessions (ADP List), one topic which consistently comes up is - How to find and recruit users for User Research? Users for User Research is just like water is…
Setting Up Product Ops — 101
An approach to introducing and setting up Product Ops in your Org Intro The world around us is changing rapidly and the last 2 years have been crazy, to say the least. Tons of new opportunities for Companies to solve for, and tons of new startups, and existing ones are…
“The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” — Stephen Covey Scheduling my priorities for the day, on my calendar, has had a compounding effect on my career. It helps me FOCUS and ensures tasks get done. Also, the tool reminds me to do it. Try it, it will change how you work.
On Notice Periods…
In Dec’21, after 10+ years I moved to a different Company. My manager and I were talking about this move constantly, and when I finally made up my mind, I officially resigned and started my Notice Period. While there is considerable excitement in starting your new job, I was firm…
Red flag — Employees Stop Complaining
Leaders, Managers should pay special attention when people who were usually vocal about problems, those who used to offer constructive critique, have stopped doing it. More likely than not, they have given up or worse do not care as much as before. “If Customers are complaining, be thankful, which means they still care. The worst outcome is simply switching to another product/service.” The above is equally applicable for employees.
…brought clarity and p…brought clarity and prominence by clearly communicating the price filter and individual seat prices. The usage has risen from an average of 1.23% in December ’19 to 6.27% in April ’19 (month of v2 launch). Today, the usage of price filters stands at 13.65% of visits (Aug ’20)
This is interesting and shows the diversity of each user. Balance of ideal seat vs price.
This is interesting and shows the diversity of each user. Balance of ideal seat vs price. Curious, did you all try coloring all the seats w.r.t price, similar to what Airlines do? Though I understand in Bus we have at least 2 additional filters such as Gents/Ladies so might get 2 crowded visually speaking. Another thing I learnt from this article is that when booking a flight, seat selection is as an afterthought, whereas in Bus it seems to be an integral part of the booking flow. I suppose its do with the Journey time and also the comfort - last seats gets more bumpy...any other reasons surfaced?
I differentiate a startup from a company with a simple distinction if you stand up for what you believe in, go against the status quo, and invariably do things differently, if you radically innovate at the risk of potentially losing a few customers along the way, you are a startup.
This is thought-provoking.
This is thought-provoking. So, while there may be some official way to measure a Startup vs a Company, I have increasingly come to appreciate the mindset or the culture what Startups embody against what a Company embodies. And its not uncommon to see or hear many Companies trying to work like a Startup. The number one thing I love about Startups is that they usually have a Hunger fueled by Paranoia that they may get eaten any day. Companies tend to become complacent.