The rise of the mindfulness industry has resulted in plenty of criticism, especially as a replacement for larger structural change within organizations or a blanket solution to all business challenges. But there’s also evidence that mindfulness and meditation can help reduce stress or even improve your memory. advertisement advertisement These results not only serve you in life, they can help you at work, which is why companies like Google, Aetna, and General Mills offer mindfulness training as part of their employee wellness benefits. Often thought as an individual “sport,” getting the whole team to practice mindfulness has added benefits. Research from the UBC Sauder School of Business found that it can reduce conflict and help colleagues to interact with one another without judgment. “We found that when teams are more mindful, this reduces interpersonal conflicts and helps teams better focus on the task at hand,” writes Lingtao Yu, … [Read more...] about How to get skeptical employees to try group meditation
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Ola plans to reduce employee strength by 15-20 percent over the next six months to improve margins ahead of its plans to go public in the next two-three years, according to a report in The Times of India.The majority of cuts would be from the operations team, the paper quoted sources. Ola employs 5,800-6,000 people across group companies and 8-10 percent of them from its electric mobility and financial services businesses would also be re-deployed, besides 350-400 fired.Moneycontrol could not independently verify the report.Close Over the past year-and-a-half, the company already cut its tech team to 150-200 people from 800 and has reduced employee expense to Rs 414 crore from Rs 495 crore. related news Rape, POCSO case probes should be completed in 2 months: Ravi Shankar Prasad to write to CMs, CJs Delhi fire tragedy: building owner and his manager arrested Granting citizenship on basis of religion will reduce India to 'Hindutva version of Pakistan': Shashi Tharoor Since … [Read more...] about Ola to cut staff count as it plans to go public: Report
In this special episode of Moneycontrol's Tech Mate podcast, Corporate Bureau Chief Prince Thomas talks to Tarun Bhatia, MD and Head of South Asia for Business Intelligence and Investigations at Kroll, to understand the motive behind people committing fraud.One of the primary reasons in India, according to Bhatia, is the dissatisfaction of employee at the workplace, and how he/she is treated by a manager, or peer.Close There are several other factors such as greed and position of power that motivate fraud in companies, and some even commit a fraud without really intending to do it. related news The Market Podcast | Red flags on D-Street; investors getting into risk aversion mode Corporate Buzz podcast | Birla warns Vodafone Idea may shut; relief for Yes Bank; auto sales and more Taking Stock: RBI shock hits D-St for second day; Nifty holds 11,900 Tune in to this episode of this special Tech Mate podcast to find out more.You can listen to the previous episode … [Read more...] about MC Special podcast | Greed, revenge or power play: What is the motive behind frauds?
The passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament will mark the definitive victory of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's thinking over that of Mahatma Gandhi's, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said on December 8, asserting that the exercise of granting citizenship on the basis of religion will reduce India to a "Hindutva version of Pakistan".The former Union minister also alleged that the BJP government wants to single out "one community" and refuses to grant its members asylum from oppression on the same conditions as other communities.In an interview to PTI, Tharoor said even if the bill is passed by both the Houses of Parliament, he is confident that no bench of the Supreme Court will allow such a "blatant violation" of the fundamental tenets of India's Constitution to go unchecked.Close "It is a shameless performance by a government which as recently as last year, refused to entertain any discussion on developing a National Asylum policy, which I had proposed in a Private … [Read more...] about Granting citizenship on basis of religion will reduce India to ‘Hindutva version of Pakistan’: Shashi Tharoor
It was a cry for help that inspired entrepreneur Eric Coly to launch his startup. The former investment banker was approached by a close friend who confided to him that she needed counseling, but she couldn’t find a therapist. Or more specifically, she couldn’t find an African-American therapist. She wanted someone who could understand her experience as a woman of color. advertisement advertisement Coly, a Senegal native diagnosed with depression, understood her frustration too well. He had also experienced the gap between the counseling needs of minorities and the availability of the services. It’s a common issue: Of the 100,000 therapists in the U.S, 86% are white, 5% Hispanic, 5% Asian, and 4% African American. Meanwhile, the American landscape looks far more diverse: The population is 62% white and 38% racial/ethnic minority, with the latter expected to grow to the majority by 2050. “Take aside the stigmatization and the lack of access … [Read more...] about This app matches marginalized communities to therapists who share their background