Articles on Workplace Efficiency

Workplace Efficiency - An Overview

Organizations pays its employees for their hard work and efficiency. Employees need to be efficient at workplace to achieve the assigned targets within the desired time.

Tips to Increase Efficiency

The article discusses some of the most important tips which will increase employees efficiency at workplace.

Tips for Getting Organized at Workplace

Being organized at work increases efficiency and productivity. Let us go through some important tips to stay organized at workplace.

Discipline & Punctuality at Workplace

Discipline and punctuality are two most essential traits required in a professional to be successful. Lets discuss in detail about the importance of discipline and punctuality at workplace.

Factors Leading to Workplace Efficiency

Lets discuss the important factors which play a crucial role in increasing the efficiency of employees at workplace.

Importance of Being Efficient

Employees need to be efficient to make a mark of their own and outshine their fellow workers. The article discusses in detail the importance of being efficient at workplace.

Team Work and Workplace Efficiency

Employees who work in teams are found to be more efficient, confident and satisfied as compared to individuals who prefer working alone. The article discusses the need and importance of working in teams.

Communication and Workplace Efficiency

Effective communication plays a very important role in increasing efficiency of the employees. Lets understand in detail the role of communication in increasing workplace efficiency.

Time Management Tips at Workplace

Time management is one of the most essential skills required for the success of an employee as well as the organization. Let discuss some useful time management tips.

Maintaining Work Life Balance

We often hear the term work life balance being mentioned in the media and by corporate executives. This article examines the consequences of stress and strain and the necessity of maintaining a positive work life balance. Some of the observations made in this article are based on real world experiences of professionals in the corporate world.

Why we work and Managing Work-Life Balance and Thriving in Hyper-Competition

This article presents some thoughts and reflections on why people work and how much work has become central to our lives. We examine the various aspects of work and careers and present some suggestions that can be followed to maintain a healthy work life balance. The key theme in this article is that inherent tension between working for a living and living to work.

Why Organizations must Encourage Work Life Balance and Why Professionals must Embrace it ?

This article discusses the need for a healthy work-life balance and outlines the reasons for organizations to encourage such a balance and more importantly, makes a case for professionals to embrace it. The key theme in this article is that while one can pursue one’s ambition and make the most of the chances by working harder, it is also the case that unless one remains fit and healthy, the longer-term costs and consequences would wipe out all the gains.

Can a Robot Think Critically and Muse Philosophically? Skills for the Future Workforce

Will robots replace workers? Will automation lead to job losses for professionals? If so, what skills do future workers need to learn to survive and prosper in the Digital Economy? This article explores these questions from multiple perspectives and suggests some key skills that the workforce of the future needs to learn. In addition, this article examines the recommendations of the WEF or the World Economic Forum on Reskilling the Workforce along with practicable measures that business leaders, governmental policymakers, educationalists, and activists can adopt.

Why Corporates Must Focus on Employee Health to Boost Productivity and Profitability

Worldwide, employee wellbeing is being taken very seriously since the impact on productivity due to sickness and ill health as well as the loss of profitability due to absenteeism means that corporates cannot ignore the topic any longer. Further, with European Governments stepping in and regulating the work hours and the workplace conditions, there is pressure on other stakeholders there as well as world over to take note and address the issue. Having said that, with generous health insurance packages and perks, as well as constant medical checkups for employees, corporates are doing their bit to help.

How to Increase Employee Productivity by Building Learning Organizations

Learning organizations focus on overall productivity as opposed to individual employee productivity. When organizations as a whole learn and acquire knowledge, it helps others in avoiding what is known as Reinventing the Wheel. Having said that, merely acquiring knowledge is not enough as it must be acted upon. This is the Knowing Doing Gap that describes how learning is not enough if it is not implemented. This article examines these themes from multiple perspectives and using real world examples.

Introducing Work Life Balance: Concern and Opportunities of Work Life Balance

The article offers a framework on the changing trends in the organizational practices, challenges and concerns of work-life balance, improvement in the opportunities due to the work-life interventions of the management or the HR department.

Benefits of Healthy Work Life Balance

This article shares insights on the benefits of Work Life Balance and it's importance for the employees as well as for the organization. Work life balance may help in improving organizational productivity, improve employee commitment and motivation towards the work, enhance the quality of outcomes and overall may facilitate a high-performance culture across the organization.

Work Life Balance: Different Perceptions

The article provides a description on varied perceptions which different people have about work-life balance and attempts to explain the reasons for such perceptual differences. Literature review has been conducted to analyze the influence of various factors or variables on work-life balance and how it affects the perceptions of the people.

The Two Legs of Work Life Strategy

The article describes about the importance of the two crucial components of work life strategy that is the systems approach and the individual approach. Systems approach takes a holistic perspective and focus is on the strategies which promote the work and life balance of the individuals working in an organization. On the other hand, individual approach focuses on the personal initiatives taken or the efforts applied by the employees themselves for having a healthy work-life balance. Useful strategies have been described in this article for fostering this balance by both organizational and individual initiatives.

Triggers or Signs of Work-Life Imbalance

This article shares insights on the factors which trigger work-life imbalance and its impact on the overall productivity or work related efficiency.

The Role of Employers in Promoting Work-Life Balance

The article provides an in-detailed coverage on the work-life balance strategies which the employers implement in the benefit of their employees and their relative implications. Employers in the current scenario are more sensitive and aware about the importance of work-life balance for employees in fostering a high-performing workplace and promoting employee happiness.

Time Management and Goal Setting for Work-Life Balance

The article discusses about the importance of time management and goal setting in promoting work-life balance and employee well-being. In this article, various useful techniques are described for effective time management and prioritization for making life stress-free and improving the workplace productivity of the employees.

Flexi-Work Options for Work-Life Balance

The article discusses about the changing trends in the organizational work environment and the increasing relevance of Flexi-work options in promoting work-life balance for the employees and in developing high-performance organizations. A description is provided on various flexi work options and their relative advantages are explained.

The Increasing Importance of Employee Wellbeing and What India can Learn

With sick and unfit employees and workers contributing to loss of person days and subsequent dip in productivity leading to more losses, corporates worldwide have started taking Employee Wellbeing and Wellness seriously. This article examines this renewed focus on wellbeing and wellness at the workplace. We argue that with more and more corporates encouraging their employees to talk about mental health as well, it represents a Quantum Jump in the way Holistic wellbeing is addressed. However, we also note that India is lagging behind in this aspect and is high time the Indian Government followed its European peers in this regard.

Managing Dissent in the Workplace in Polarised and Divisive and Volatile Times

This article examines the ways and means in which dissent and discussion can be allowed in corporates without affecting the way it does business. Given the polarisation and divisiveness in the external world, we argue that it is better for Free Speech to be allowed within reasonable limits. Using examples from Infosys and Google, we suggest some approaches that HR Managers can implement in the workplace for venting of views.

What is Work Life Balance and How Organizations Can Help Employees Avoid Burnout

This article explains what Work Life Balance is and how organizations can ensure optimum models of Employee Wellbeing. Using theoretical concepts and real world examples, we argue that it is high time employers and employees realize that there is a Life beyond the Office. In addition, we cite how France and the UK have passed laws that make Work Life Balance a Reality for professionals. We also discuss how the ongoing Pandemic has made it tougher to actualize Work Life Balance.

Why Software Employees Face Significant Occupational Hazards and Addressing Them

This article argues that not only manufacturing firm employees, but also, software firm employees face significant occupational hazards and hence, it is time for such firms to address them. Using examples from the real world, we list the different risks that Software Professionals face on the job including desk and onsite postings. We focus on the grey areas of the present policies and argue that onsite postings come with their own risks to employees and suggest some solutions.

Mental Health at Workplace/Behavioral Health Crisis

2020 has taken immense toll on alomst everyones mental wellbeing all across the globe. Almost seventy percent working population of the USA reported feeling stressed or anxious ever since the onset of the pandemic. The article discusses few important steps that organizations can take to deal with mental health of its employees.

Racial Equality at Workplace

In the midst of the raging pandemic an incident like the shooting of George Floyd bought America to a standstill and the world witnessed something not short of a revolutionary protest. The article discusses few measures to address racism at workplace.

Pandemic Fatigue: Reconnecting with Workplace

For the past one year, people have attended zoom meetings and calls, collaborated with virtual teams, and invested time and effort to acclimatize themselves to the new normal. The article discusses in detail about the guidelines which would help organizations prepare to welcome back the employees after a prolonged absence from offices.

Is the 9 to 5 Workday Over? How Nations and Businesses can prepare for what’s next?

This article argues that the 9 to 5 Workday is over and hence, we must prepare for what is coming next. Our main theme is that just as the First Industrial Revolution birthed the Modern world, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is spawning the Digital Age and along with this, nations and societies must prepare for changes in all aspects of our professional and personal lives in the future.

Why Agile Workplaces and Modular Teams are the Future in the New Normal

This article explains what Agile Methodologies are and why Agile Workplaces are the Future in the New Normal of Virtual Workplaces due to the Pandemic. We define how Agile works and why cloud is the future of a Digital Workplace and where Agile fits in this new paradigm. In addition, we explain how Agile teams work in the real world and also list some problems with this methodology and how they can be fixed.

Safe return to workplace

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has laid down 3 stages in which the safety and hygiene needs to be practiced at workplace. These stages are - Before entering the workplace, At the workplace and While leaving the workplace.

Is a Four Day Workweek the Answer to the Epidemic Of Stress And Burnout?

This article explains how a 4 Day Workweek can be the game changer that Corporate America needs as it seeks to address the epidemic of stress and burnout sweeping the US. More so, when it is the Millennial/Gen Zers who are the victims and which, if left unchecked, can lead to a “lost generation” of professionals in the American workforce. We discuss these trends and suggest the conditions in which a 4 Day Workweek can and cannot work, with some practical and practicable approaches for HR managers.

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