Boxes of Thinking: What Possibly Fails Creativity and Innovation

On Sunday (Oct 27th, 2019) I attended a pre-establishment session of the Nusantara Innovation Forum (NIF) chapter Indonesia. Although the name is using ‘Nusantara’, NIF is centered in London, the United Kingdom, and was established originally around 2017. I was actually in the UK in 2017, but heard about NIF from one of its advisor, …

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Remember ‘Green-Washing’? These Days ‘Well-Washing’ Might Arise for Mental Health in Workplaces Issue

Thursday, October 10th was commemorated as the World Mental Health Day (read more HERE). Glad that many in my networks were actually aware on this as shown by their posts; including what activities they did in their offices to commemorate that day. “Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide” – that’s the title …

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Reverse Probationary Period

I’ve been listening to friends, colleagues from both current company or previous companies, students, and people who asked me to discuss their condition in their workplaces. The pattern of their stories gave me several insights, especially about critical issues and points related to the necessity of designing and implementing a thorough relationship between and employee …

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Overcoming Mental Health Problem: It’s Okay to Ask for Help – but How?

Last Sunday reconnected with a friend. Over a bowl of salad in a cafe, she started to share her experiences in overcoming a mental health problem past few weeks. I found that her story was pretty much like what I’ve experienced earlier this year: loneliness, thoughts of being such a failure, and nihilism. I wouldn’t …

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Be Mindful: An Over-Promise Workplace

Disappointment usually caused by a gap between high expectation and low reality. The gap could be stimulated by oneself (e.g. because expecting/imagining too much) – or else, from another party (e.g. because an over-promise) which eventually led to higher expectation of oneself. My reflection tonight brought my thought to see this over-promise issue in workplace …

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On Decision Making: Before the Sun Goes Down ….

These past weeks have become a unique experience for me to observe how people made decision; not to mention that I personally also needed to make those decisions. There are lots of factors to decide what, who, when, where, how – or even to decide the reason why those decisions were made. Each individual would …

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The Paradox of Planning / Uncertainty Survival Skills

Title sounds cool, eh? It’s actually simple: make a plan if you can, have a growth mindset toward uncertainty, improvise effectively when things didn’t work as planned. LOL. I was once received a feedback from someone because I rarely planned things in detail. My excuse was usually to give rooms for improvisation / impromptu ideas …

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