There are four months left in the year and, as incredulous as it feels, it is time to think of what work would look like in 2022. As organizations continue planning to ‘return to work’ for what’s likely the 13th month running, the evidence on burnout is overwhelming. A study by the University of Chicago … Continue reading The case for eliminating (most) meetings & how
TheSoul Publishing adopted a ‘no meeting’ policy at their company. They literally took the meme that said–this meeting could have been an email and turned it into reality; or attempted to. For an organization that has over 80% of its employees working remotely and across time-zones, this space was ripe for experimentation. Yet, it didn’t … Continue reading Don’t cancel that meeting
It has been one year since the world changed due to the pandemic. One complete trip around the sun with a virus piggybacking on us, and we survived. It has been undoubtedly a journey we never imagined embarking on and a difficult one at that. Now, as we make plans for a new future, there are … Continue reading Reinventing Employee Experience and Workplace Culture Post COVID-19
Economists have long known that GDP (Gross Domestic Product) is an inaccurate reflection of a country’s economic progress. First the experts debated over why the GDP growth has been miniscule in developed nations and the secret sauce for growth. When efforts in finding an answer to growth failed, debates sparked on whether GDP accurately captured … Continue reading The Better Work Index
We recently organized a month-long series of events related to ‘Pensions’. Our Pension partner organized 5+ live sessions on various aspects; shared recordings, innumerable emails and resources in an attempt to increase employee enrollment into the pension scheme. For someone who isn’t a citizen of the country and doesn’t know where they’ll live five years … Continue reading Financial Wellness Day
Everyone wants to retire comfortably — no more fretting about income or finances for the rest of your life. But saving for your golden years is easier said than done, and with ageism present in the workplace, it’s becoming even more difficult. Some firms refuse to hire anyone older than 65 because they believe that younger … Continue reading A Look Into Employees’ Pension Savings Gap
We have a long way to go before we crack the code to solving for mental health. Unlike most ailments, there isn’t a single virus, bacteria or fungi to fight but a myriad of reasons not all of which can be guarded against. It is a bigger battle in some cultures than others and to believe that a one size fits all approach will work is naïve.
For all those who claim that remote work is the future of work, is a great equalizer and saves organizations a lot of real estate costs, I beg you to consider my pains. I know I am not the only one. I know Google has extended its WFH until July 2021. When the pandemic lifts, vaccines are democratized and the world is safe again, if you keep me from working from an old-school office environment, I can guarantee I will likely kill myself. (Ok, I am kidding. I’ll live). P.S: For all those pro remote workers. It’s been four months now. When does it get easier?
Ever since the world entered a lockdown, one thing has been clear – the mental well-being of employees has been put to test like never before. Layoffs, furloughs and the uncertainty of the future have helped accelerate mental breakdowns. For those fortunate, it may seem like a sin to complain but while productivity has shown … Continue reading Five steps for mental well-being during the lockdown
Ever since I started working from home, I find myself hitting disengagement at an increased pace. I know I am not the only one. It is no wonder that new terms like dopamine fasting and rest ethics are making their way into everyday vocabulary at an increased pace. However, before we start looking for solutions, it is important to analyze the problem a little more closely. What does the cycle of engagement look like and why is it spinning out of control?