Hi HR Friends, Employees are Not “Resources”


Hi HR Friends, Employees are Not “Resources”

Illustration: Arati Gujar


few years ago, I worked in a dyed-in-the-wool corporate set up, and the most common question managers could be heard asking each other around the office was, “Do you have a resource?”

Managers keep begging for resources like friends asking for your hotspot when their 4G fails. Now, the word resource in this context doesn’t mean oil, water, or natural gas, neither is it a discussion about the controversial Iran nuclear deal. They’re talking about employees; human beings with hopes and dreams, at least until Google finds a way to replace them with code and algorithms.