Measure what matters Regardless of your leadership style, we can all agree businesses need to meet key performance metrics to thrive. However, many companies make the mistake of putting too much emphasis on measuring input—particularly when they have less visibility into the day-to-day operations of their team. In today’s digital world, there is no lack of access to technological tools, from Time Doctor to Hubstaff, that allow managers insight into time spent, keystrokes typed, and web pages browsed. But putting too much emphasis on managing the process can be a distraction from the end goal and use up valuable resources. It ends up adding to the problem rather than creating a solution. … [Read more...] about The case for autonomous leadership in the remote workplace
Bullying cases in the workplace
The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,971 and the number of cases climbed to 1,73,763 in the country registering a record single day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 86,422 while 82,369 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. In the last 24 hours, 11,264 patients have recovered. … [Read more...] about COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 265 deaths, 7,964 cases
And let’s be honest, workplaces were not designed for women, or even with women in mind, because they started from practices that existed when women were participating in the workforce in smaller numbers than men. Countless studies have shown that everything about workplaces, from something as subtle as the office temperature to the well-documented pay gap, and data suggesting that men promote more men and women promote more women (thus continuing a vicious cycle that makes it even more difficult for women to receive promotions), make life for a woman in the workplace an uphill battle. … [Read more...] about The pandemic could fix the workplace gender gap (or make it wider)
For a while, it was felt that India is safe from all such conduct and practices. The Indian economy recovered quickly from the 2008 crisis and most domestic financial institutions were unscathed. But in the last few years, we have not just seen a huge NPA crisis but also misconduct across several financial institutions of eminence. Even though SEBI has not found much evidence against NSE, it has been penalized to send a strong signal that there will be zero tolerance in such matters. As NSE is a very important financial institution, this case had to be tackled carefully as one could not be too harsh as it would undermine market confidence. … [Read more...] about NSE Case | The Indian financial sector story is unravelling
While the vaccines research has been taking place in labs across the world, experts say that there is a good chance that the novel coronavirus will never go away. This is even in the case that a vaccine becomes available. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Essential podcast | India’s GDP slows sharply, is the virus here to stay despite vaccines?