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Three Ways to Build Resilience Against Gender Bias

The simple way to fight stress

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Stress Awareness Month Jay P. Desai, founder and managing director, UC Strategy, practises the sarod to manage stress. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint

After a recent annual townhall by Mahindra & Mahindra group chairman Anand Mahindra, where MBA interns pointed out that information overload, multitasking, and just coping with city life left them little time for reflection, Mahindra tweeted: “All of us have that problem too. I’ve been meditating for a half-hour every morning to gift myself that Space.”

Work-life integration is fast replacing work-life balance, making us all 24×7 employees. We fail to notice the warning signs that it is taking a toll on our health. Like when socializing with friends begins to feel like a chore or the slightest reprimand from a client feels like a big blow. You may not realize it, but these are all signs of stress overload…

 

Three Ways to Build Resilience Against Gender Bias

Simple, low-cost psychological interventions can be part of an organisational toolkit for enabling gender balance.

Organisations that are committed to improving gender balance often find getting real results surprisingly challenging. Larger companies in historically male-dominated fields can take years to implement the necessary structural changes, even with the support of top leadership. While recognising there is no quick fix, they want to know what they can do right now to help women surmount gender-based obstacles to success…

 

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