Tag: Productivity

Bank of Baroda offers flexibility to staff

Bank of Baroda (BOB) is preparing to offer its staff immense flexibility with the ‘work from anywhere’ and ‘hybrid’ work models being implemented. The...

Amazon’s ‘time off task’ policy under scrutiny

Amazon has decided to extend the period over which the average of ‘time off task’ is calculated. The e-retailer has been using complicated algorithms...

Australian firm resents employee spending too much time in the loo

A firm in Australia has sought advice on Reddit, the social news aggregation and discussion platform, on dealing with an employee who spends too...

Some companies ask employees to go ‘slow’ even at the cost...

The year 2020 was a nightmare for everyone. People want no memories of it. They were happy to bid farewell to it. All hopes...

How employee autonomy aids innovation & creative thinking

Gone are the days of reporting to the manager with files and folders after a work is completed. The pandemic has set every employee...

At work, the tortoise is the ultimate winner

The story of the tortoise and the hare seems to be relevant in today’s workplace. Every manager wants her team to be fast paced...

5% rise in employee engagement can cause 3% rise in revenue:...

A report by Forrester shows that a five per cent enhancement in employee engagement can lead to three per cent rise in bottom-line revenue....

Will terminating underperformers safeguard the remote working setup from toxicity?

The pandemic has led to a majority of the workforce working from home. With remote working come several challenges, most of which revolve around...

Individual productivity higher than team productivity during pandemic: BCG survey

With almost 40 per cent of employees being forced to work remotely the world over, a significant 75 per cent of the employees admitted...

Oyo staff successfully use combo of home + co-working spaces

Hospitality company, Oyo, has allowed its employees to follow a combination of ‘work from home’ and ‘work from flexible co-working spaces’. It is mainly...

With 100% telecommuters, how is Mindtree ensuring productivity?

Being proactive is the right approach as far as flexible working is concerned, and for companies such as Mindtree, shifting towards remote working, was...

How productivity is being redefined

What is productivity? Is it output or outcome? In the Indian market, the focus tends to be more on the output than the outcome....

How to deal with ‘Zoom-call fatigue’

Employees, who earlier complained of longer meetings in the conference rooms of offices, now whine about longer zoom calls or conference calls hampering their...

UNITE demands 6-hour work day for IT staff amid lockdown

The Union of IT and ITES Employees (UNITE) has sought the fulfilment of certain demands by the state governments and the Centre. The first...

Gujarat state government employees to get 10-days leave for meditation training

To improve the productivity and focus on work, Gujarat government will give 10-days ‘on duty’ leave to the state government employees for Vipassana or...

Does air quality also affect employee engagement?

We have time and again discussed factors that affect employee engagement and productivity. But who would have thought pollution will also one day feature...

How to deal with goldbrickers in the workplace

Goldbricking refers to the act of making a worthless item seem valuable. Literally speaking, it is akin to plating an ordinary brick with gold...

Why we need multiple satellite offices

Towards the end of October, CEAT launched a new office in Borivali, Mumbai. In a LinkedIn video, Anant Goenka, MD and CO, CEAT, shares...

Employee enablement: The next step

Modern organisations have begun to look beyond employee engagement to employee enablement. While engagement keeps employees loyal to the organisation, it cannot guarantee higher...

A gentle nudge can boost productivity

Developed by Richard Thaler, a 2017 Nobel laureate, ‘nudge’ is a concept in behavioural economics, which uses positive reinforcement and indirect suggestions to influence...

Global warming will cause productivity loss: ILO report

According to an International Labour Organisation (ILO) report, global warming is expected to increase heat stress amongst workers, especially in the agriculture sector. The...

Should employee engagement only focus on retaining employees?

Engaged employees are definitely happier, not just at the workplace but also at home. How many times have we heard this? Employee engagement has...

How to up productivity during festive months

With the festive season already having kicked in, people are soaking in the spirit of merrymaking. However, the energy, enthusiasm and festive aura is...

How sleep deprivation reduces productivity at work

Organisations should realise that sleep impacts cognitive performance, and lack of it may jeopardise relationships between leaders and their teams. 

The topography of employee engagement

One may argue that a happy employee is an engaged employee, however, these are two entirely different facets and the former may or may not lead to the latter

How rising temperature affects productivity

South Asia will be the most affected region, with productivity losses equivalent to 4.8 per cent corresponding to around 40 full-time jobs.

How rudeness in the workplace hampers productivity and performance

Witnessing morning rudeness may adversely impact performance and goal progress.

Traditional approaches have to take a backseat: Sriharsha Achar

From more empowerment to moon lighting, Sriharsha Achar, executive director & chief people officer, Apollo Munich Health Insurance shares eight major trends for HR to look forward to this year.

The ‘Hawthorne Effect’ in the modern workplace

Employees, irrespective of the era they belong to, always desire to be heard and valued; this is what motivates them and ultimately enhances productivity.

Indian employees are vacation deprived

Around 55 per cent Indians feel that lack of vacations decreases productivity.

How biophilia boosts productivity at Piramal’s new Mumbai office

Experts opine that a biophilic design impacts productivity, creativity and collaboration.

How to maximise remote staff productivity

Here’s what organisations should do to ensure they keep their remote staff motivated and performing well

Long work hours don’t ensure high productivity

In Luxembourg, people work for only 29 hours per week, and the country has the highest productivity of £51.80 per person per hour. Find out about the most productive countries with minimum working hours.

Why it is important to appoint a ‘vibe manager’

These managers ensure the workplace is trendy enough for its employees, which, in turn, ensures better productivity.

Employees & employers are diagonally opposite on ‘work from home’

According to a survey done by TimesJobs, while 90 percent of the respondent employees were keen to work from home, 75 percent of the respondent employers weren’t comfortable with the idea.

Creative makeover of workplaces

Chairs in offices are giving way to quirky bean bags or couches, and swanky coffee tables are replacing the boring study/work desks. Even the conference rooms are getting more playful, be it with the furniture, the décor or the entire setup itself.

Accenture launches IA platform myWizard

The platform will help organisations increase productivity by 60 per cent.

Does ‘work from home’ affect productivity?

Companies are increasingly allowing the ‘work from home’ facility, but does this benefit them? HR Katha finds out…

Facilitation, a leadership tool that cannot be used enough!

My consulting and coaching work allows me to look closely at the talent organisations and how they harness their potential. Most organisations have a...

Ten key skills required in an age of digital transformation

As a growing number of organisations integrate digital technologies into all aspects of their business, digital transformation has come to be regarded as the...

Companies in the US seek vaccination details of staff

Ahead of implementing ‘return to office’, many organisations are updating their employee records with the vaccination status of the staff. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

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PwC to hire 1 lakh, skill existing staff by 2026

PricewaterhouseCoopers is all set to implement its plans to expand its global workforce. It will invest $12 billion to hire one lakh people in...

Role Reversal: How managers are being evaluated by their teams on counts of empathy...

In the pre-COVID era, the expectations from managers were very different. The organisations primarily expected them to deliver and meet the organisational goals, make...

Amazon updates work policy, staff may work from home twice a week

Amazon’s tech staff and those from the corporate offices will not be required to work from offices all the time, post lifting of pandemic-related...

Has the pandemic inspired Indian Millennials, GenZ, to be more responsible, sympathetic, compassionate?

The pandemic has affected each and every one of us, albeit in different ways. Some effects have been truly positive. For instance, it is...

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“If CEO is the father of an organisation, CHRO is the mother,” Pankaj Lochan

Q. You have been shuttling between HR and manufacturing roles. Was it a well-thought out strategy or did you just go with the flow...

Binding multi-faceted employees with Titan Values

Titan has different sets of employees for different functions and verticals, ranging from the shopfloor to the retail stores. How do you bring in...

The right people policy for startups – Madan Nagaldinne

You happen to have worked mostly with large organisations. How different is it working for a startup now? When you have worked for big...