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’.
Jean-François Manzoni and Jean-Louis Barsoux, in their book, The Set-Up-To Fail Syndrome, write that when an employee underperforms, doubts are cast on his/her capabilities, while the manager and the organisation remain insulated. They further write that the Manager’s impression of the employee does not change even after a good performance, and he/she is almost always assigned unimportant tasks. This gives way to enhanced frustration on both fronts, resulting in either the employee quitting or getting fired.
Work is an integral part of a person’s life and its imperative on organizations to take the issue of burnout seriously especially in current times where it is laden with layoffs, job insecurity, work from home and high dependence on technology. The present dynamic and uncertain work climate calls for drawing upon divine democratic managerial style for creating a synergistic work environment. It should be noted here that workplace burnout can be cumulative, so if a manager is experiencing burnout, it may affect those working with him too owing to the snowball effect.
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.
Recent Book Reviews
Book name: The God Child
Author: Nana Oforiatta Ayim
Publisher: Bloomsbury Circus
Book name: The New Art of the Leader
Author: William A. Cohen
Publisher: Viva books Pvt. Ltd.