I want to give people the benefit of the doubt—especially in these times—but this is not a license to slack off. There is still a job that needs to get done. Continue to hold people accountable, but offer more grace and more empathy. In fact, I think that this is a practice we should continue even after the pandemic is over. Just as our attitudes about remote work have changed forever, maybe our management styles will also change—and evolve to something more powerful and more inspiring. … [Read more...] about Should a CEO hold employees to pre-COVID performance standards?
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Then, Get on Your Boss’s Calendar Once you’ve worked out the details and know how best to convey your desire to work from home, schedule time to talk to your manager on a Zoom call or in a face-to-face meeting. Facial expressions are important, says Hamill. Let them know in an email or during a prior call that you’re thinking about the return to the office and want to talk about it. … [Read more...] about How to tell your boss you’re not ready to return to the office
In a liquidity-led chase for returns, we typically see rotation into underperforming asset classes. So there is a case for increased flows to emerging markets and India is relatively still the more exciting of the emerging economies given the strong consumption base and increase in companies seeking investment avenues outside China. So far, the flows that India has received are in line with global flows to other markets too. A good proportion of the flows are into ETFs, which are passive in nature. Thus it looks like largecaps will continue to get a bulk of the FII flows. … [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
We do believe the monetary framework, globally, has changed for atleast the medium term. To that extent, the markets valuation framework will likely remain a little more elevated than historical averages, or conventional multiples represent. To that extent we would be a little cautious with domestic equities and see some market downside over the next 12 months. That said, we believe there are strong underlying structural themes to play - and we would play some of the more structural themes that we have highlighted above. … [Read more...] about DAILY VOICE | These 3 sectors can give reasonable returns over time: Aditya Narain of Edelweiss Securities
Aside from consumer internet, business-to-business and software startups have also seen a speedy recovery in some cases. “B2B and SaaS have actually held up pretty well. I thought business and recovery would be slow, but for many startups, both existing and new clients are coming in, payment cycles are on schedule and people are closing sales effectively on Zoom,” Doshi said. … [Read more...] about Excitement is back in startup world as venture capitalists return