Take Charge! Unbend Yourself Back into Action

Brijesh Deb

Infosys

A great team comprises of individuals with exceptional abilities. What makes these individuals exceptional are their intellect and ability to use their intellect effectively. That’s why shaping great teams requires shaping great individuals. This is way more complex than it seems. With the world becoming more and more competitive, whether it’s play or work, there are situations which bend or sometimes even break the individuals. There is a lot of pressure be it from peers or from management. Pressure at work can get daunting. Those who were slated to be assets are rendered as mere liabilities. Add to that bullying at work and mental harassment.

Have you wondered what it is like to be trapped inside a box? That’s the exact feeling one gets at toxic workplaces with bullying and harassment. This is a much more dire situation as the danger of having an unhealthy mind is invisible.

A healthy mind inside a healthy body is perhaps the most desirable thing in the world today. A lot is said about how organisations and their leadership teams can take relevant steps to avoid such situations by fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion powered by empathy and trust, enabling empowerment to shape up their teams. However, having gone through a tormenting period of bullying and mental harassment, I feel it is important that we realise how we can break ourselves free and reshape ourselves. Through this talk I would like to share the story of my ordeal and the steps I took to reshape myself.

Here are a few highlights from the story:

Keeping your head held high during the ordeal
Seeking help and spreading the message
Rebuilding confidence and getting back to normal
Helping others suffering through such situations come
MindMatters – An initiative I have started to help shape better workplace environments focused at mental health

Key Takeaways

  1. Learn How One Person Dealt with With Bullying At Work
  2. Discover Tips to Improve your Confidence and Self-Worth
  3. Find Out How To Help Others In Similar Situations

About Me!

Brijesh Deb has over 2 decades of experience of leading, managing and coaching teams on Software Testing and embracing the Agile mindset. Being a hands-on software tester has also helped him stay close to technology and understand the intricacies. He has been involved in testing of applications from lightweight mobile apps to the large scale industrial IoT solutions. He works with some of the top most high tech companies providing everyday solutions in the Automotive, Avionics, Semiconductor, Space, Agriculture and Energy sectors to name a few.

Brijesh is an Agile Transformation Agent with the objective of helping organizations in achieving customer excellence with a focus on delivering maximum value to customers, stakeholders and teams. Emphasis on cultural change driven by collaboration at all levels to adapt the agile mindset and change. He lives in the Netherlands with his wife and 3 years old son. In his free time, he loves singing nursery rhymes with his son. He’s a wordsmith and loves to write on social media, especially LinkedIn. He has a passion for anthropology and loves to study human behaviour.


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