RIP Cubicle: Inside The Innovative New Office Designs That Will Change The Way We Work For decades, the image of the American office was a grim one. Endless rows of cubicles; harsh, humming, fluorescent lighting; stiff task chairs that make your back ache just looking at them. Recently, though, there’s been a shift, with employers injecting best practices from the wellness industry into the workplace and seeing productivity skyrocket. advertisement advertisement Rachel Gutter, president of the International WELL Building Institute, has made it her mission to make wellness a central component of any office. Think of IWBI as a LEED rating for wellness, with buildings and offices awarded designations based on how they integrate employee wellness into the workplace. On this episode of Productivity Confidential, we sat down with Gutter to talk about why focusing on wellness can be the key to unlocking a company’s potential. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE PODCAST: … [Read more...] about Productivity Confidential: Beyond The Cubicle – Design Thinking For The Office (podcast)
Air quality monitoring companies
Bharat Bond ETF, the initiative of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM) of the government, was launched on December 12.The government had announced plans for debt ETFs in Budget 2019. The ETF has a duration of 3 years maturing in 2023 with a yield return of 6.69 percent and another duration of 7 years maturing in 2030 with a yield return of 7.58 percent. Both will be listed on NSE and BSE.Stressing on the appeal factor of 3-year and 7-year duration, Deepak Jasani Head Retail Research, HDFC Securities said, "Returns of this 3-year variant could be compared to Banking and PSU debt funds that have an average maturity of 2-4 years and a similar portfolio holding. Longer duration variant (10-years) would naturally bear high duration risk and can be considered by informed investors who want to take high duration bets."Close This ETF is managed by Edelweiss Mutual Fund. So the fund is called Edelweiss BHARAT Bond ETF, and the fund will invest in the bonds … [Read more...] about Mutual funds wrap: Bharat Bond ETF NFO open until December 20; Will retail investors bite?
Are we finally creating a kinder, gentler workplace? We’ve certainly seen a number of positive signs over the past decade. A greater emphasis on culture, for instance, has set the stage for higher job satisfaction. advertisement advertisement The biggest trends we’ve seen in the workplace have come about due to changes in the economic environment, says Michelle Armer, chief people officer at CareerBuilder. “In the years immediately following the recession until now, where we’ve seen steadily low unemployment, companies began to recruit and think about their employees in a different way, putting more of an emphasis on the workplace experience than before,” she says. Here are six that have us feeling hopeful for the next decade: 1. More opportunities for flexible work Technology has allowed employees to ditch the 9-to-5 format in exchange for flexible arrangements, both in hours and location. “Companies are demonstrating that they understand … [Read more...] about These are the workplace trends that give us hope
Nearly all (97 percent) commercial banks are using artificial intelligence (AI), according to new research from Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation; however, most financial institutions are not implementing the technology effectively for competitive advantage.More than half of the survey respondents (51 percent) are using AI simply for point solutions and individual tasks, with 27 percent testing in pilots, and only 19 percent leveraging it across the bank holistically.With pressures mounting from fintechs and other non-bank disruptors, these AI trials raise concerns about how effectively commercial banks can use the technology to improve customer experience (CX) and better compete.Close Genpact’s study, Commercial Banking: The Customer Service Imperative, surveyed 500 senior commercial banking executives on the industry’s changing landscape. related news VoPay & Hydrogen to offer clients seamless access … [Read more...] about Commercial Banks Struggle to Use AI for Competitive Impact