contributes to employees’ positive emotions promotes well-being fosters good workplace citizenship “As we broke down daily interaction, we realized our most meaningful interactions are not when we’re talking about actual work. It’s when we’re greeting administrative staff, or the friendly gabbing before a meeting,” said Jessica R. Methot of Rutgers University and University of Exeter. Methot and coauthors Emily H. Rosado-Solomon of California State University Long Beach, Patrick E. Downes of Texas Christian University, and Allison S. Gabriel of University of Arizona, wrote “Office Chit-Chat as a Social Ritual: The Uplifting Yet Distracting Effects of Daily Small Talk at Work.” … [Read more...] about 2 science-backed benefits of making small talk with coworkers
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The proposed funding by Tiger Global and Temasek is part of big-ticket investments that Zomato is looking to clinch ahead of a targeted IPO next year, said the person quoted above. The company is aiming to reduce cash burn and show a clear path of profitability, if not outright profits, ahead of the IPO, according to this person. … [Read more...] about Zomato looks to raise $100 million from Tiger Global
After interacting with lots of women from different backgrounds, I have come to the conclusion that women do not manage money because they haven’t been brought up to think that they can do so and their partners do not think they are capable enough. A small percentage of women that do manage money are branded money-minded. … [Read more...] about Lessons from ‘Indian Matchmaking’ for women to take charge of their money matters
At a first look, the portfolio seemed diversified and consisted of well-known companies like Apollo Tyres, Raymond, CESC, Jindal Stainless, Tata Chemicals, Birla Corporation, State Bank of India, ITC and a few others, bought almost 10 years ago, probably in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. A cursory research of the top 8 holdings revealed considerable under performance, while financial parameters looked cheap and offered value. Little more granular look at the sales and profitability over the last 10 years showed inconsistent performance, marked by pitiable returns. A case of value investing not yielding the desired returns. … [Read more...] about Value investing: Warren Buffett course-corrects his investment style, should you?
Kannan retired a couple of months back from a private company. He received a corpus of Rs 75 lakh upon his retirement. He does not get any kind of pension from the company. He had invested in some pension schemes and will now start getting benefits of Rs 20,000 per month. He has a monthly requirement of Rs 50,000 – that is, his expenses. He also earns a rental income of Rs 10,000 every month. He has taken a health insurance cover of Rs 25 lakh for him and his wife. His risk profile is moderate. … [Read more...] about Invest your retirement corpus to get safe income and beat inflation