Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Workplace

Pandemic is fast-changing our offices but workplace surveillance is also on the rise

The workplaces we return to post-Covid are likely to look very different from those we left behind, with safety trumping all other considerations.

Creepy technologies are invading European office spaces as people go back to work

Workplaces are trying out surveillance tech such as fever-testing thermal cameras, mask-detection systems and tracking software to prevent a fresh virus outbreak.

India’s workplaces need to understand menstruation better. Period

Offices that acknowledge women's periods create equitable workplaces, ones that create a safe space for women in the profession.

Indians talking mental health aren’t ‘millennial snowflakes’. Time for bosses to catch up

Of the 11 lakh registered companies in India, only 1,000 have a structured Employees Assistance Programme for mental health. The rest probably think it’s a fad.

Not just women, even men need to join the battle against overworking

A survey published in Harvard Business Review paints a portrait of silent male suffering, and the way in which male silence and female openness conspire to maintain the status quo.

Job interviews to sexist colleagues’ comments: Offices judge me by my tattoos, not work

The questions on my tattoos haunted me to the point that I stopped dressing for myself when I went to work, and started wearing clothes that hid them.

Millennial parents will shape the workplace of the future

Recent technological advances and demographic shifts mean millennial parents have more leverage to demand better work-life support from employers.

Want to make office meetings worthwhile? Have an agenda beforehand

Office meetings must have agendas & not be a forum for organisers to hear themselves think.

Workers might welcome robots taking over their jobs

A survey found a robotic takeover was easier to accept because it didn’t batter people’s self-image quite so brutally as being replaced by another human.

Dropping like flies: The rise of workplace burnout and how to tackle it

Research into burnout has been linked to office politics, menial tasks that interfere with work duties and exhausting high job demands.

On Camera


Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.