Prayas Rajopadhyaya – Bio

Humanizing Organizations | Human centric spaces | Human friendly cultures | Team Bonding | Career | Listener | Shoshin | Equanimity | Stoicism

Intrapersonal, interpersonal, and institutional development consultant.

Prayas is a human behavior enthusiast, internationally certified career coach, management consultant, and a corporate trainer with more than ten years of professional experience in transforming team culture and building enduring work teams. As both practitioner and academician, he envisions to humanize organizations through creation of human-centric spaces and human friendly cultures. Currently pursuing MPhil in educational leadership, he is passionate about educating people for cultivating self awareness.

He helps organizations in curating a cohesive company culture through development of a collaborative community, where people are conscious of their actions, where candid conversations are fostered, where chaotic conflicts are minimized, where people feel connected to each other through the power of care and compassion, where they become comfortable to be courageous, and actively contribute towards a common cause.

He also frequently blogs about human behavior, management, and career at boredconsultants.com.

Prayas’ Personal Values

Intellectual Humility: Be open to new learning, practice beginner’s mindset, gain and spread knowledge to help people make their lives easier.

Intentional Living: Living the life of authenticity and purpose; living by design not by default; courage to live volitionally.

I-Thou Mindset: Understanding people as people; cultivate and nurture meaningful relationships; practice nonviolent communication.

Conscious Awareness: Inward and outward understanding of self; making conscious choices; being mindful and taking pauses.

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The ‘Battery’ of the Team

Spanish La Liga: Real Madrid's Galacticos 2002-03 Season, Spanish La Liga: O Fenomeno (The Phenomenon) Ronaldo joined the Los Blancos, Real Madrid Football Club, from Inter Milan for a staggering fee of 45 million euros. With his 23 league goals, Real Madrid won the Spanish La Liga for 29th time in its history. They were jubilant and ecstatic with the victory. In order to further strengthen their team for their conquest next season, the club...

Do not mix office retreats with team building activities

I repeat - do not mix office retreats with team building activities. Why? Before asking me why, I guess you need to ask your team members first. Ask them if the trust fall or the scavenger hunt they have been forcefully playing in every retreat contributed to their growth, or at least made a positive improvement within their teams. If they were really 'really' honest, most of them would say the games and stuff were...

Can too many cooks not spoil the broth?

"Too many cooks spoil the broth" -- this popular idiom implies that when too many people work together or are involved in an activity, the final outcome or result becomes inferior. While we all agree to the idioms with our versions of experiences, a popular management term "synergy" comes into mind. On a flipped perspective of the idiom, shouldn't multiple cooks be rather reinforcing the broth with their own camaraderie and united strength than spoiling...

Dreading the Difficult Conversations

We probably have faced difficult conversations, at least once in our lives. Ending a relationship. Asking your friend to repay his share of debt. Giving a critical feedback to your supervisor. Talking about financial issues with parents. Discussing about personal possessions with coworkers. We absolutely dread talking out these difficult and crucial issues and either do it badly or postpone it for some other time, which never seems to come. Crucial & difficult conversations can...

Why do we judge (and continue being judged)?

"You know me, not my story. So don't judge me!" "Before you judge me, why not take a good look at yourself?" "Never judge someone. They're fighting their own battles." These are some common statements we see and hear most of the times. As educated and rational beings, we know that we should not be judging others. But why do we still continue to judge people? We do not like being judged, yet we continue...

Practice, practice, practice

The famous Spartan warriors had a credo for their war - "Sweat more in practice, bleed less in war". Practice is probably the greatest thing humans can do, yet people ridicule it. For every new thing or an idea that has been brought into the world, people have laughed at it, criticized it, and ridiculed it at the beginning. As the famous quote wrongly misattributed to Mahatma Gandhi goes, "First they ignore you, then they...