Humanizing Work Cultures with Just Human, Not Resources’ Shahana Banerjee
In the past year, we’ve seen some truly alarming statistics when it comes to the workforce. A study by Gallup & ADP Research revealed that only 14% to 20% of employees are fully engaged. Another by Microsoft stated that 41% of the workforce are considering quitting their job. There is no doubt that the future of work needs to be focused more on the employee.
Meet Shahana Banerjee, Founder of Just Human | Not Resources (JHNR), whose mission is humanizing work, culture & leadership. Shahana shares her story of starting JHNR because although many companies talk about people being their greatest asset, they rarely act like it. She believes in seeing people as people, as complete human beings, not as ‘resources’ or ‘assets’.
Prior to founding JHNR, Shahana spent more than two decades in human resources leadership roles in some of the worlds’ largest companies, growing multibillion dollar businesses, transforming cultures and coaching leaders.
In this episode, Shahana shares why she chose human resources as a career path, how to tell if you are actively managing your personal brand, and advice to CEOs who might be hesitant to embrace change and the new world of work.
Sign up and download the ‘How to be an Inclusive Leader’ toolkit for FREE!
[02:27] Shahana’s story
[07:20] Gaining clarity on your career path
[12:12] Managing your personal brand
[16:13] Humanizing work cultures and leadership
[23:04] Advice to CEOs on enacting change
[26:31] Advice to those nearing burnout
[29:03] Overcoming limiting beliefs
[36:00] The coping strategies of the best leaders
[39:55] What Shahana is most excited out for the future
[43:04] Shahana’s message to the world
“Look for a career doing what you love and follow a career path that gives you enough diversity of experience that can then hold you in good stead as you reach the top.” – Shahana Banerjee
“Clarity of purpose has the power to propel you and liberate you in so many ways.” – Shahana Banerjee
“It is important to identify the coping strategies that are actually working for you and the coping styles attitudes that are holding you back.” - Shahana Banerjee
“Life is too short to not be the best you can be. If you are in a relationship or in a work environment that is not helping you be the best you can be, it's time to think about doing something different.”- Shahana Banerjee
About Shahana Banerjee:
Shahana Banerjee is the Founder of Just Human | Not Resources (JHNR). She is an inclusive leadership expert, business leadership & career coach and an avid writer. Shahana’s purpose is to help people and organizations learn, grow, unlock hidden potential and achieve the ‘impossible’. She started JHNR because although many companies talk about people being their greatest asset, they rarely act like it. She believes in seeing people as people, as complete human beings, not as a statistic, not as ‘assets’, ‘capital’ or ‘resources’ - hence the name, Just Human Not Resources with a mission of humanizing work, culture & leadership. Prior to founding JHNR, Shahana spent more than two decades in human resources leadership roles in some of the worlds’ largest companies, growing multibillion dollar businesses, transforming cultures and coaching leaders.
She shares practical, actionable, often unconventional advice, through her website. It is “the real deal”, she says, real stories, real experiences and insights, with all the warts, bumps, bruises and nuances that reflect reality on every topic related to people and work.
Weekly Insights & Exclusive Content.
Get actionable insights and leadership success strategies delivered to your inbox every week.