In Wipro, after CEO Vivek Paul's exit in 2005, Azim Premji assumed the role for three years till 2008. Between 2008 and 2011, the company was led by Girish Paranjpe and Suresh Vaswani, both of them old-timers, who quit in 2011 on grounds of personal reasons. By then, Wipro's growth began to slump. … [Read more...] about Wipro’s new CEO: Can foreign executives succeed in Indian IT firms?
Further, Cabral says, as unpredictable as COVID-19 has been, it has followed some sadly familiar trends. “The soaring unemployment rate is impacting people of color the most,” she says. Cabral says that responsible employers will pay attention to demographics and if they do have to lay off employees from underrepresented groups, they need to be inclusive. “[That] means making sure to exercise awareness of the unique challenges that unemployment presents to underserved populations,” she says. “Employers can work to tailor packages that provide support that is meaningful for underserved communities,” says Cabral, such as extending health benefits for the rest of the year or partnering with a staffing firm to help displaced employees find their next opportunity. … [Read more...] about This is what a compassionate layoff looks like
There are still a lot of unknowns about what public transit needs to do, or even can do, in the post-COVID-19 world. One thing activists like Fried are sure of, though, is that everyone can’t switch to their own personal vehicles out of a concern for their health. “This applies to most big American cities but especially New York—the city just stops functioning if any significant share of subway riders decided to drive,” he says. Though people may have an aversion to closed, underground systems, they may still feel comfortable on buses, and in that case, Fried adds, dedicated bus lanes would help keep service moving, even through more traffic. … [Read more...] about Post-pandemic public transit may not end up looking all that different—but its goals may have to change