Shilpa writes on all things HR — as a business leader passionate about shaping and building organisations from culture, talent, and leadership perspectives.
Shilpa Vaid has over 20 years of Human Resources experience across consulting, insurance, retail, and ecommerce industries. She has led the HR function for organisations with varied business contexts, including significant expansion and growth, restructuring and transformation on account of pivoting of business focus, and preparing for listing on the stock exchange.
Her distinctive competencies include working backwards from the business to design and deliver people programmes and practices that have a tangible impact, driving and facilitating change in multiple business contexts, organisation design and restructuring to support business objectives, strengthening organisational capability and developing leaders, and building customer-focused and high-performance HR teams — which she leverages with great effect in her writing.
Shilpa's experience puts her in a unique position to write authoritatively on human resource, work-life balance in the new normal, culture, leadership, and navigating office politics, among others.
She's a seasoned HR professional, who has worked with leading banking and consumer brands. Her perspectives and advice are candid, sharp, and constructive. The tinge of humour that she often infuses in her perspectives helps of course.
“I know many of us say, “I don’t want to get into office politics.” I was also that person. At the beginning of your career, this may be a choice you can make but certainly not when you progress through the organisational hierarchy. This stance of steering away from office politics is largely because we associate office politics with something bad; look at it through the lens of political awareness or savviness. In today’s world, it is the key to survival, and it doesn’t mean you are compromising your integrity.”