Hi, I’m Rasika.
After 22 years of anticipation, graduating college and moving out to Boston to start my first full time job, once the initial novelty wore down, I started to wonder whether I was getting the most out of the countless hours that I spent at work. Realizing that I saw my coworkers more than I saw my own family or that I sat cramped over in a chair longer than I even slept every night drove a mission to figure out how to create a 9-5 that was effective for my company, and also for myself. Even the most compelling jobs can cut into what fundamentally makes us human.
I joined a people operations team to understand how the workplace is structured, and how we can rethink HR to truly fuel career development, engagement, and wellbeing. I observed that supporting these values actually led to positive outcomes for the companies themselves. I also realized that figuring this out required an understanding of systemic barriers to success and achievement that needed to be addressed and broken down. I began to partner with other organizations and groups that focus on diversity, inclusion, and innovation. I share my thoughts here so that you can also make the most out of your career and go to bed feeling energized, fulfilled, and content.
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