Tag: Productivity

Google CEO does not deny possibility of layoffs

Amidst the layoff season in the technology sector, Googlers are now feeling restless as uncertainty about their future mounts. In September, in an endeavour...

100 British companies sign up for 4-day work week

The ‘4 Day Week Campaign’ started by a group — comprising academics from Oxford and Cambridge, along with experts from Boston College, US —...

Will Google resort to layoffs?

In a bid to make Google 20 per cent more efficient, the tech major may have to resort to job cuts. Admitting that the pace...

Google expects staff to work harder

With fears of recession and revenue growth slowing down, Google expects its employees to work harder and be more productive. While several organisations have resorted...

Aussie company takes team on all-expenses-paid holiday to Bali

Employees at Sydney-based marketing firm, Soup Agency, were met with a very pleasant surprise when their employer revealed to them that they would get...

How to keep productivity high during notice period

It is natural for employees to disconnect from work when they are on their notice period. “Why should I bother? I am anyway about...

Twitter to reopen office from March 15

Twitter has decided that it will reopen its offices as the impact and cases of COVID 19 has declined in the last couple of...

Taking a coaching approach to management

The role of managers in modern-day organisations has changed. They manage in complex environments and highly-competitive markets. These are significant pressures on ongoing peak...

5 ways to maximise the impact of L&D programmes in 2021

Employee training and development programmes are crucial to the success of businesses across the world. Since they offer opportunities to the workforce to improve...

Japan’s economic policy recommends 4-day work week

The new economic policy of Japan, released recently, suggests that employers adopt a four-day work week so that employees find time to fulfil their...

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...

Employee strikes in European countries

On January 25, 2023, at Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER), all passenger flights were canceled as airport staff walked out because of a dispute over...

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Twitter has 2300 working employees, after mass layoffs

According to CNBC reports “Twitter’s full-time headcount has dwindled to approximately 1,300 active, working employees, including fewer than 550 full-time engineers by title. Around...

OPS implementation will benefit 1,36,000 employees: Himachal Pradesh government

The implementation of the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) has been discussed widely in recent days, and many states have already put it into action....

DA hike for employees approved: Telangana government 

On January 23, 2023, the government of Telangana approved the release of a single installment of dearness allowance (DA) for all government employees and...

Colgate begins hiring for its Mumbai campus

Colgate, a well-known global consumer goods company, is currently recruiting candidates for the role of data engineer at their Mumbai location. Candidates interested in...

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EQ, IQ & empathy define the success of a CEO

Q. You spent 16 years at LIC before moving to a corporate role at ICICI Prudential. Now, 22 years on, I am still curious...

“The big change has been that we have moved from jobs to skills,” Amaresh...

Q. How would you define the culture at GE? A. Having been present in this region since 1902, GE has been around for 120 years....

“Being good to everyone is being unjust to performers,” Mathew Job, CEO, Crompton

Q. In today’s times, what’s more challenging for a CEO like you — profit & business growth, talent & people, diversification, compliance or managing...