As more companies mandate a return to the office, workers must readjust to pre-pandemic rituals like long commutes, juggling child care and physically interacting with colleagues. But such routines have become more difficult two years later.
"He enjoys a calm life and exercises every day. As a result, he has been able to maintain enough vitality and energy to drive to his favorite place every day: the office".
A few steps businesses and HR managers can take to provide an emotionally safer workplace giving employees a more positive and supportive culture
Even before the pandemic, an increasing number of South Koreans, particularly younger workers, were already souring on company dinners and similar events, such as company retreats or weekend hiking with co-workers.
The gossip, the loud talker, and the nosy colleague are all manageable with the right mind-set.
Most women leave their jobs in order to take care of their children and don’t find enough opportunities to rejoin work
The toolkit highlights some stressors like difficult relationship with supervisor, inadequate authority to carry out tasks, long working hours, burnout, financial pressure and threat of loss of job that can be experienced by employees.
But when it comes to heading for the exit, peer effects are particularly potent
"Earlier this year, I went on a few dates with a guy I liked and thought things were good until he ghosted me. I accepted that he wasn’t that into me and moved on, though I was hurt by the lack of communication. Fast forward six months: He’s introduced as my new co-worker."
In Australia, as well as countries such as the United Kingdom, India and New Zealand, "reproductive leave" has emerged as an innovative response to the tensions between work and human reproduction
Most of all, many young workers say, they know they're missing out when their office is the four walls of their bedroom. They wish they had more chances for everyday social interactions with their colleagues, both to build camaraderie and to find mentors
After a year and a half of split-screen meetings and a morning commute from the bed to the kitchen, getting back to the physical office will likely be a big adjustment for everyone. Disruption fuels stress, mental health experts said, and the shift back to the physical work space presents yet another big transition.
Combining holiday destinations with remote work is a growing trend in Spain and Portugal's sunniest archipelagos, as travel bans ease and the starved tourism industry offers discounted stays and dedicated workspaces
A Bumble spokesperson said, “Like everyone, our global team has had a very challenging time during this pandemic. We wanted to give our teams around the world an opportunity to shut off and focus on themselves for a week”
According to Pew Research in 2020, 58 per cent of Asian Americans say “it is more common for people to express racist or racially insensitive views about people who are Asian than it was before the coronavirus outbreak.” Further, 39 per cent of Asian Americans surveyed report that others had acted uncomfortably around them, and 31 per cent report being the subject of race-based jokes or slurs, including at work.
Many organisations are revamping their wellness policies to cater to the current situation and ensure the well-being of their employees
IRCTC has launched a special work from hotel' package, providing professionals a refreshing and soothing ambiance in hotel rooms in Kerala
The British Airways headquarters building has been "largely empty" ever since the pandemic-induced lockdown
Besides improving work-life balance, researchers have suggested that a shorter working week could increase overall work satisfaction while reducing stress
In a resolution, the parliamentarians argue that disconnecting from work should be a fundamental right and they want the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, to draw up rules allowing people to take time out from the pressures of working at home.
Adhering to the guidelines at office cafeterias not only makes the experience safe but also comfortable for the employees
Working odd hours -- sometimes between episodes on Netflix -- compromising on 'family time' and 'me time', has resulted in diluting the sanctity of each area, says Gopi Krishnaswamy of Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute
'Sometimes I get impatient, but I am a work in progress,' the talk show host said
The old normal has given way to the new and WFH, an acronym that was born in the lockdown and quickly became part of everyday lexicon, is here to stay, at least for the foreseeable future
Flexible work practices and hygiene remain as the two key aspects of returning to work globally