The rapidly changing nature of business, careers and the workplace is at once exciting, frustrating, and scary. Young people in school have more choices available to them than ever — from choosing a career in a traditional industry, starting their own businesses, or sampling both as freelancers. Mid-career workers, including myself, face layoffs and business closures, so we also have choices to make. And with so many options come questions.
Starting with the basic idea that there is a place we would like to work, here are some discussions that riff around the expectations, desires, and decisions we hold and make about work.
People everywhere, like you and I, carry within us a treasure house of wisdom, intelligence and nuance — most times unarticulated, unspoken — which we acquire as a result of our natural, day-to-day life, as well as from the cultures around us. Riffiti is designed to tease out this wisdom from large populations with the aid of questions. Each of these questions is followed by a rich Riffstream of voices from all over.
There are so many companies out there: great, good, and otherwise. What is it about a company that makes it admirable?
Even if you find a great company to work at, there comes a time when you have to assess your position as an employee. Nachelle analyzes this question in her Riff, and she leaves us with some interesting points to ponder.
For those of us who work for ourselves, the decision to of “where” to work is an important consideration. The asker of the question wants to build a great co-working space in Bangalore and wants to know what people need and enjoy is such a space.
Looking to strike out on your own? Have a great idea? You have to analyze the market, and here are some ways to do just that.