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What Companies Can Do to Minimize Coronavirus Transmission Risks

February 18, 2020

According to the latest WHO report, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak has claimed 1,772 lives while infecting 71,429 people globally. Wuhan, capital of the Hubei province and “ground zero” of the pandemic, resembles a ghost town as seen in this eerie drone footage. International airports have installed thermal scanners to detect higher body temperature in passengers coming from mainland China. With the virus still spreading at an alarming rate across the world, here’s what companies can do to reduce the risk of transmission to employees: 1. Early and effective communication The human resources (HR) department should issue health and travel advisory to employees regarding the coronavirus infection and its geographic distribution. The communication strategy should ideally be multi-pronged. Bulletins, emails, wall posters, chat groups, videos, and any mode ... View Post

Set Realistic Goals to Increase Productivity

January 27, 2020

Goals should be realistic. Period. Unrealistic goals cannot be achieved. You can never have the dedication to pursue goals that are hard to achieve. For instance, if you’re given a target to increase productivity by 100 percent, it means you may have to work 10x harder than what you’re doing now. Such a target is highly unrealistic. It’ll be more practical to set an incremental target of 15-20 percent increase in productivity and work persistently to achieve the target. ... View Post

Corporate Citizenship & Empowerment

January 22, 2020

Businesses are increasingly understanding the importance of giving something back to the community. Recent researches have shown that to earn the trust of communities, a corporation should carry out good business that has a positive social impact. The role of responsible corporate citizenship has since assumed the highest importance in emerging economies. In many countries, challenges such as extreme poverty and lack of access to gainful employment have created an imperative need for ... View Post