Between the Lines
A Creative and Professional Workspace of
Dr. Farah Naqvi
AUTHOR | ACADEMICIAN | BEHAVIOURAL SCIENTIST | TRAINER
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Welcome to my Creative and Professional space!
As a child I always wanted to do multiple things and at present, I find it very difficult to verbalize my profile within a given title. My work across multiple disciplines broadly addresses narratives of human experience.
With a degree in HRD, I love working on themes and models assisting employees develop their personal and organizational skills. As a psychologist, I love observing, researching and interpreting the perceptual, cognitive, emotional and social processes and behavior. As an academician, some of my favorite subjects have been Organization Behavior, HRM, and Organization Development. My love for literature and philosophy with the innate desire to understand the world better through the experiences of others ignited the writer in me making me foray in writing fiction.
So here I am happily dabbling in my role as an academician, writer, researcher, behavioral scientist and HRD Consultant.
In my journey striving to be the best version of myself, as I continue to evolve, I invite you to be a part of it.
Navigate through different sections to read more about my work and stay tuned.
I hope you find your ‘ism’ in my virtual ‘prism’.
Employee empowerment is a term that most organizations feel they understand and value, but not all are able to effectuate it advantageously in their business practices. Also, when we talk of enhancing employee empowerment at the workplace, the focus is primarily placed on job design, business practices and macro factors like organization culture. This article tries to throw light on factors related to employee, leader and use of VoE technologies for enhancing employee empowerment.
Till the time men grow up with the idea that women are inferior to men, we cannot expect them to respect the agency of women. The focal point of reflection and change should not be the victim, but the mentality of the men who perpetrate such heinous crimes. For preventing such untoward incidents in future vigilant surveillance and expeditious law enforcement is urgently needed so that next time we celebrate daughter’s day we do it with the dignity of sentiments!
The event of Karbala is embedded with examples of most ideal human relationships and extreme brutality in the history of mankind. There is a reason people recreate the pain and wish to pass on the wisdom acquired from it to their coming generations; as it infuses one with humanitarian thinking, love for all, courage, will power, loyalty, patience, sacrifice, faith and victory of truth over falsehood. To conclude, Karbala is not just an event in history but a movement against terrorism, standing up against oppression and a way of life. Perhaps this is the reason that the love for Imam Hussain (a.s) is not confined to any single community but by all those who believe in humanity.
Initially, when the lockdown began, many had pictured this work from home as a temporary work change that would offer lots of free time away from the watchful eyes of the boss, coupled with flexibility in work schedule. Within a month of this voluntary lockdown, the humorous memes, the positive fantasies associated with work from home, unfortunately, started getting transformed to work at home exhaustion for many. As the pandemic data turns scarier each day and news of forced salary cuts, layoffs are increasing so are the uncertainties. The initial phase of work at home was akin to the honeymoon stage of burnout. Learning to work at home employees were eager to please and meet all work requests with enthusiasm. Very soon this started to get replaced by lassitude, a state of mental and physical weariness, discomfort, fatigue and burnout. If ones’ job is relatively secure and one is performing the same work from home, then why is it leading to increased stress when working from home.
There is no harm in seeking social approval or engaging in social validation unless this need grows to the extent that our self-worth gets dependent on others opinion. It has been noted that excessive striving for approval is often rooted in feelings of inferiority and inadequacy, where the person struggles hard to please everyone around and gain acceptance in society to nurture his self-worth positively. Such people starving for approval, attempting to get acknowledgement from others for their self-validation begin to end up living on the edge or dissatisfied when their desires are not met.
Stress caused by experiences related to ‘self’ causing threat to self-regard, negative self-judgment, inability to embrace failure owing to a grandiose self-image coupled with worthlessness and hopelessness can also throw some light in answering the question ‘why suicide’. More so, in cases where it’s difficult to attribute a known cause to suicide. The need of the hour is to focus on developing coping mechanisms at the individual level and nurturing social structures that can support a person undergoing a tough or conflicting situation. The idea is to enable people to see the light instead of contemplating escape through suicide, leaving behind the haunting question’ why’.