Monday, February 7

Know Yourself - Workshop

“Know Yourself” workshop was conducted at Rai Business School by Jeevan Deep Sehgal. The workshop was attended by more than 75 MBA students. The workshop started by asking all participants to sing a song from movie Rangeela, which helped not only in involving all participants but also helped in creating the impression that the concept like self awareness is not something very difficult or alien to day to day life. Importance of self awareness has been discussed so many times, at various occasions, even in the movie songs.

“ME THE STAR”, activity encouraged participants to think about their strengths and the reasons why they feel it as strengths. It also asked participants to reflect on various positive situations of their life and the various achievements. This helped all participants in affirming their individual positive image. Importance of Self esteem and positive thinking was also discussed in the workshop.

Various ways to build self awareness was discussed. “Challenge Rancho” was another activity to help participants in goal formation. Various statements and questions helped participants in understanding the present life state and where they would like to see themselves in ten years.

Different types of personality were discussed to provide better clarity on differences in various individuals. The session end with question answer round where students clarified their doubts.

Wednesday, February 2

employees get showered with Money @ LG

I was definitely amused by this news article in today's ET "LG Electronics gives 200% and 700% of basic salaries to employees"

LG knows how to motivate its employees, and it motivates big time.With the announcement of the bonus which can be upto 700% of the basic salary of employees, LG has also informed the market about its own performance. I must appreciate COO, YV Verma for the employee friendly policies of LG.

This bonus includes the following

  • Two half-yearly performance incentives,
  • Diwali bonus,
  • Post-Diwali bonus,
  • LG Birthday Bonus and
  • Retention Bonus
Believing in the motto, "life's good", LG paid bonus even during recession when other companies did not pay. I am sure, this small act of paying bonus irrespective of the market growth won loyalty of employees, which is not so easy to earn. I would definitely say, Happy employees make happy companies. And LG cares about happiness of its employees.

In india, the monetary rewards still score much more than non monetary rewards. Any day, employees would love to get hard cash instead of a fully paid trip to Malaysia or Thailand. Traditional indian values of saving money, is still not forgotten by all. And even employees who love to spend, gets satisfaction by spending money themselves, rather than just getting something for free.

One more good thing about LG is not only appreciating the results but also the risk taking abilities of the employees, and taking up challenging initiatives.


"JEEV" - Jeev in hindi means a living being, and jeevs write his blog under this name, because he writes it as a living being, for other living beings, specifically for people in corporate world. Through this blog he wants to provide resources for everyone to make their work life easier.

Jeevs feels as living in a cocoon and looking forward to fly high as a butterfly, in the sky of knowledge.