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  • New book throws light on how Infosys tackled the pandemic Feb 24, 2021 05:19 PM IST

    New book throws light on how Infosys tackled the pandemic

    The book titled Live Enterprise captures the learnings of the IT services company from its journey in the past three years, including how it reinvented itself during the pandemic.

  • A year of WFH: Here's what people miss about being in office Feb 24, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    A year of WFH: Here's what people miss about being in office

    One of the biggest tends to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is the work from home (WFH) routine. Many workers are past the half-year mark in WFH existence, and there is no end in sight. A recent Knight Frank research reveals an unexpected COVID-19 fallout: majority employees miss the office. The research is based on an extensive survey with 1,600 employees of IT and ITES companies in India. Let’s take a look at what employees miss about being in an office environment.

  • Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home Feb 23, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    Mobile number portability requests rise as customers relocate, work from home

    As per the monthly subscription report released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, the requests for changing the network provider shot up since the time the lockdown was lifted in the country.

  • Video Conferencing etiquettes: Fundamental Do's and Don'ts you need to know Feb 23, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Video Conferencing etiquettes: Fundamental Do's and Don'ts you need to know

    These are the cardinal rules to ensure successful video conferencing etiquette.

  • Indian IT may have competitive advantage with hybrid working model: Azim Premji Feb 22, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Indian IT may have competitive advantage with hybrid working model: Azim Premji

    This model will drive inclusive growth and better participation from all parts of the country and a greater number of women who will need flexibility to work from home, as per Azim Premji.

  • When you go fully remote, terms and conditions apply Feb 17, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    When you go fully remote, terms and conditions apply

    Remote working isn’t for everybody or every industry. Already there are murmurs that many companies are rethinking their decision to go fully remote and may be considering a hybrid option

  • Design, density and disaster management to define the new ‘conscious workplace’ Feb 11, 2021 12:15 PM IST

    Design, density and disaster management to define the new ‘conscious workplace’

    Despite a prolonged work from home, workplaces when they reopen will have to re-imagined as social hubs and redesigned work areas will be required to provide infrastructure for collaboration among split teams of remote and on-site staff

  • Remote learning isn't just for the kids Feb 10, 2021 09:29 PM IST

    Remote learning isn't just for the kids

    There are many outlets experimenting with ways to get a handle on the online adult education marketplace, including community colleges and universities, for-profit learning platforms, workshop providers and nonprofit organizations.

  • Standing orders on work from home | Formalisation of WFH to spur second-career women to re-enter workforce Feb 09, 2021 09:42 PM IST

    Standing orders on work from home | Formalisation of WFH to spur second-career women to re-enter workforce

    The work-from-home model whose popularity peaked last year opened up a host of opportunities for women to flourish in the job market, without having to compromise on personal commitments.

  • Commercial office sector accounted for 46% of total inflows in 2020: Colliers Research Jan 29, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    Commercial office sector accounted for 46% of total inflows in 2020: Colliers Research

    Last mile funding is gaining ground with investors plugging the gaps to complete constructions, especially in the residential sector. Office sector continues to be favoured by investors despite the emphasis on work from home

  • WFH impact: Homes get bigger, business centres open within housing complexes Jan 26, 2021 12:35 PM IST

    WFH impact: Homes get bigger, business centres open within housing complexes

    Thanks to COVID-19 and the work-from-home culture, many people are seriously considering homeownership. The idea is to own a home and make it as large as possible with multipurpose rooms. Developers meanwhile are going the extra mile to cash in on the trend.

  • India's IT spending to rise 6.8%, reach $88.8 billion in 2021, says Gartner Jan 25, 2021 06:23 PM IST

    India's IT spending to rise 6.8%, reach $88.8 billion in 2021, says Gartner

    Spending on all IT segments is expected to return to growth in 2021, with enterprise software leading the chart recording an 8.8 percent growth.

  • A room with a view: Here are some staycation options to work from anywhere Jan 23, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    A room with a view: Here are some staycation options to work from anywhere

    A cottage in the hills, or near a beach, river or village…there are options galore across the length and breadth of India for those looking to beat the pandemic blues, while enjoying nature and working.

  • Commercial leases worth Rs 6,800 crore of annual rent to expire in 2021: Report Jan 21, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Commercial leases worth Rs 6,800 crore of annual rent to expire in 2021: Report

    As many as 65 percent of leases that are getting over this year are less than 10,000 sq ft and leases less than 1 lakh sq ft make up 25 percent of the rentals.

  • COVID-19 and WFH impact: Average flat size in top 7 cities increased by 10% in 2020 Jan 21, 2021 01:20 PM IST

    COVID-19 and WFH impact: Average flat size in top 7 cities increased by 10% in 2020

    Average size in the entire 2020 was maximum in Hyderabad (1,750 sq. ft.) - almost 2x bigger than that in MMR (932 sq. ft.); MMR sees maximum rise of 21% from 773 sq. ft. in 2019 to 932 sq. ft. in 2020, followed by Pune with 12% annual rise

  • 55% millennials say WFH significantly increased their time spent on email: Survey Jan 20, 2021 04:32 PM IST

    55% millennials say WFH significantly increased their time spent on email: Survey

    The survey shows that as many as 60 percent of millennials believe that long email interactions hamper productivity while working from home.

  • Finance, BFSI sectors opting for managed spaces to conserve capital, get flexibility Jan 20, 2021 01:18 PM IST

    Finance, BFSI sectors opting for managed spaces to conserve capital, get flexibility

    With companies cautious of making heavy capital investment, CAPEX-light models are finding more relevance. Hence, managed spaces are gaining traction among such firms

  • Hong Kong extends work from home for civil servants until January 27 Jan 19, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    Hong Kong extends work from home for civil servants until January 27

    The COVID-19 restrictions come ahead of Lunar New Year festivities which have been curtailed for a second consecutive year and are expected to keep any protests or other opposition activities figures at bay.

  • Accenture to extend home working in Italy beyond COVID emergency Jan 18, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Accenture to extend home working in Italy beyond COVID emergency

    Accenture's 17,000 Italy-based workers will be able to work remotely three days a week, up from two pre-pandemic, it said in a statement, rising to five in case of special health needs.

  • Nine must-have products for your home office in 2021 Jan 17, 2021 07:29 AM IST

    Nine must-have products for your home office in 2021

    For practical work from home environment, it is recommended that you create a home office area where you can focus on work without distractions.

  • Unilever employees will not return to their desks full time, says CEO Alan Jope Jan 14, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Unilever employees will not return to their desks full time, says CEO Alan Jope

    Alan Jope speaking at a Reuters conference said the five-days-a-week working model seems very ancient now.

  • COVID-19 pandemic-driven shift to home-working carries risks: United Nations Jan 14, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic-driven shift to home-working carries risks: United Nations

    Issues facing home workers and their employers need greater attention, including better safeguards and more awareness of the rights and risks involved, the UN's International Labour Organization has said.

  • Will the proposed WFH rule weaken the bargaining power of workers? Here's what experts think Jan 12, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    Will the proposed WFH rule weaken the bargaining power of workers? Here's what experts think

    It is the first time that the labour ministry has brought out standing orders for the services sector under the Industrial Relations Code. Before, the new labour codes were approved by Parliament in September 2020, there was one standing order across sectors.

  • COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home Jan 11, 2021 08:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Broadband subscribers reach 735 million as India works and studies from home

    As per the latest data furbished by TRAI, the broadband subscriber base has risen to 735 million at the end of October 2020 indicating a 7 percent increase in the subscriber base in 6 months since the onset of the pandemic.

  • Labour Ministry issues draft standing orders on work from home under new Industrial Relations Code: Report Jan 02, 2021 11:13 AM IST

    Labour Ministry issues draft standing orders on work from home under new Industrial Relations Code: Report

    The Labour Ministry's draft standing orders have been released for public comments over the next 30 days.

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