For the first time in a long time, I’m sleeping more, even though I’m not working less. Instead of the often-mad rush of getting my kids to school, followed by the even madder rush to the Southwest airport terminal for my frequent day trips to client meetings, I now have picked up an extra 30 minutes on my alarm (and I even have the time to squeeze in more morning workouts). … [Read more...] about Is ‘work-life integration’ the new ‘work-life balance’?
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2) Data security and protectionYour company’s data represents your intellectual capital, which is put at risk if remote workers use unsecured networks. Hence, it is best to avoid public Wi-Fi and safer to use personal hotspots or your phone instead. Sometimes, people even use an insecure password across various platforms on their devices; leaving them vulnerable to unauthorised access by hackers. It bodes well to use a strong password to prevent being locked out of the system, and update it every other month. … [Read more...] about Navigating cyber security and remote working amid COVID-19
The findings are almost the same every time. It typically says 1) High share of respondents prefer to buy a home vs renting 2) High share of prospects are contemplating a purchase in the next 3/6 months 3) High share of the audience prefers a 2BHK at a particular price point (normally it is close to the prevailing price) 4) Real estate is considered the best asset class. And so on. Loosely put – the findings are the ones that the ecosystem wishes to hear than what it really is. How else does one explain surveys consistently pointing to massive demand and the industry yet pleading for a one-time restructuring at the same time? … [Read more...] about Mumbai’s real estate industry should learn the right lesson from Steve Jobs
I study public health policy to combat infectious disease epidemics. To slow the spread of the virus, public health programs need to catch more COVID-19 cases and catch them before they spread. Innovative screening tests offer promise because they are inexpensive, rapid, easily mass-produced, and don’t require laboratory processing. They can be implemented at large scale for frequent testing in schools, workplaces, airports, and even at home. With screening tests, huge numbers of people could be tested regularly, and contagious people would be identified before they could spread the virus far and wide. … [Read more...] about The key to stopping the coronavirus spread are new tests that prioritize speed over accuracy
Seeing increased demand for female sanitation products, Indian company Haylide Chemicals hired women who were daily labourers and were left unemployed. They gave them increased daily wages, and offered a free snack and tea during working hours. “I’ve increased my workforce and I’m giving them better wages and better bonuses,” says Archana Bhatnagar, the company’s managing director. … [Read more...] about Women-led SMEs suffer disproportionate pandemic losses, finds UN study