Everything we know has gone a bit sideways. Many people are working harder and also juggling more than they ever have. For many, homeschooling kids wasn’t something that was previously on the to-do list and being “sheltered in place” with a spouse who is also trying to work from home wasn’t something anyone imagined a year ago. Then there’s all of the time spent shopping for groceries and sanitizing everything! Managing all of all the things in our work and our lives, which have now been mashed together in the same time and space, is complicated. … [Read more...] about Should a CEO hold employees to pre-COVID performance standards?
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Of course, in your professional life, there’s the extra factor of how to meet your personal needs without putting your paycheck at risk. Responding to a boss or client who oversteps can be more stressful than dealing with a friend or partner where you feel like you’re on an equal footing. … [Read more...] about 9 easy ways to set boundaries at work to improve your life
And the why doesn’t have to be a catastrophe. “It could be that you like your life better now,” says Hamill. “Quality of life is a real and legitimate why. You just need to be clear on why a change is important. The reason can be very different for every person.” … [Read more...] about How to tell your boss you’re not ready to return to the office
A: The Make-in-India theme encompasses a wide gamut of initiatives, including import reduction and export promotion. While the initial thrust was to create growth and employment, it started getting traction due to the US-China trade frictions. Multinational companies started looking at alternate sourcing bases for exports. In this phase, while India did get some business, the bulk of the benefit went to countries like Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia etc. The Government has declared packages for Electronics, Pharmaceutical sectors, and I believe that many sectors like Consumer Durables (AC, Fridges etc), Chemicals, Defence manufacturing etc. will get direct, indirect incentives in addition to tariff & non-tariff barriers. … [Read more...] about DAILY VOICE: Valuations of largecaps & polarization of market into top 10-20 stocks are biggest risks, says Mihir Vora of Max Life
“Even in this last 10 days, we’re starting to see clients clearly making decisions around that third phase of what’s the workplace like post-COVID,” he says. An early trend he’s seeing is companies wanting to reconfigure what were single workstations into bigger areas for the type of collaboration that can’t be done well by people working from home. “We believe, and we’re starting to see, that design and workplace strategy and build-out is going to be a real opportunity as people reconfigure the square footage that they have.” … [Read more...] about Are offices dead? Not yet, but real estate power brokers are betting on a new strategy