The Secret Life of Organizations : Invisible Rules of Success for the Young Indian Professional


Author: Shalini Lal, Pradnya Parasher

9789388322119 | PB | pp. 218 | 2019 | Hachette India

The Secret Life of Organizations is a useful guide for understanding the workplace and one’s role in them.

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Universities may teach you many things, but they often neglect to tell you the key unwritten rule of career success: that doing well in your workplace is as much about knowing how your organization functions as it is about understanding your job and yourself.

In The Secret Life of Organizations, expert HR professionals Shalini Lal and Pradnya Parasher tap into decades of experience and observations from working with prominent firms across the world to steer you through the fascinating inner life of companies as they answer these questions and more:

* How do you effectively transition from student life to a high-stakes work environment?

* How do you navigate hidden patterns of corporate culture?

* How do you capitalize on your personality to be most effective at work?

* How do you prepare for the unknowns of a fast-evolving work environment?

Sharp and effective, this enlightening guide to overcoming early challenges at the workplace gives you an insider view of what makes organizations tick, and helps you take the smart path to the top.

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About the Authors

Dr Shalini Lal is an organizational development thinker, problem solver and consultant. She is the founder of Infinity OD, a consulting firm that works with client organizations to help build their leadership, culture and capabilities. She was named as an ‘Exceptional leader of excellence’ by the Women Economic Forum for 2018. She is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, has an MBA from IIM-A and a PhD from UCLA. In a career spanning over 25 years she has worked in senior HR roles, such as director HR with Deutsche Bank, chief HR officer at Escorts Agri-machinery and chief (organizational development) at Airtel. She is also an independent board director and a sought out columnist and guest speaker. She lives in New Delhi with her husband, two children, three dogs and one cat.

Dr Pradnya Parasher is the founder and CEO of ThreeFish Consulting, with more than 20 years of experience in strategic HR, talent management, executive assessment and coaching. She has a PhD in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of South Florida. She helps leaders and leadership teams understand their psychological DNA and adapt their behaviours to become even more effective. She has coached early-career professionals and senior leaders to successfully navigate critical career transitions. She has lived in the United States and India, and worked with leaders across Asia, Europe and the US. She believes that one can live authentically and still achieve career success.


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