Are Chatbots Serving Their Purpose?

Chat bots are booming! You go to any consumer website and you will be greeted by a chat box pop up asking you if they can help you with something, like a virtual embodiment of the salesperson in showrooms who lurks behind you. Every app/website is adopting chat bots, some …

Hybrid Workplace: Benefits and Challenges

My first experience of a hybrid workplace was a decade ago when I travelled overseas at the client location. There were few critical business people in the team who had to relocate to a different location due to personal emergency. Instead of letting go of the employees, the organization offered …

LSD Shares the Spirit of #EachForEqual in the Women’s Week

LSD Shares the Spirit of #EachForEqual in the Women’s Week The Literary Symposium Desk (LSD) kicked off its by celebrating International Women’s Week in conjunction with Women Leadership Society of IIMA.   Following the theme of International Women’s Day 2020, a Tiny Tale Contest was organised on the theme of …

Getting Ready for Work-from-Home Internships with LSD

Getting Ready for Work-from-Home Internships with LSD With majority of the internships shifting to work-from-home format in the “strange and unprecedented times” created by the Coronavirus crisis, the Literary Symposium Desk (LSD) saw an opportunity in adversity. Recognizing that presentations, a key determinant for the pre-placement offers (PPOs) for students, …

Apple’s new iPhones and associated strategy

Apple’s new strategy seems clear: raise prices on each product sold. The new iPad Pro and MacBook Air came with price hikes of $150 and $200 respectively. However, the ‘sticker shock’ phenomenon is not new for Apple consumers. They feel it with every launch. The high-end iPhone XS starts at …

Is Trump Another Sansa Stark? (GoT spoilers ahead)

There is no doubt that Trump is one of the most non-mainstream Presidents to have ever set foot in the White House. His decisions have been subject to a plethora of adjectives, right from bold and daring, to illogical and downright crazy. He has also recently gone on a firing …

Feeding the World Through Digital Agriculture

Welcome to 2050! World Population: 9 billion Spot Need: Farmers need to grow more food than they have done in the past 10,000 years, in fact, 70% more food. Climate change has impacted the agricultural cycles across the globe. Situation Alert: People are moving out of agriculture and the world …

Why Industry 4.0 Belongs at the Top of HR Agenda

Industry 4.0 signifies the rise of new digital industrial technology that has the potential to boost productivity and industrial & economic growth to engender a great global manufacturing revolution. These “disruptive” technological shifts necessitate a change in perspective in how one views work. In the new reality of work, technology …