Author: Siddharth Upadhyaya

5 Interactive Office Decors to Win Over Employees

There’s no holy grail for office decor. And rightly so. Research shows that a cookie-cutter approach to office design concepts can hamper productivity and well-being across industries. Imagine for a moment, giving an ad agency the same office environment as a software company. The former, typically associated with open layouts, informal seating and bright colors, works for the cause, because employees are encouraged to pursue free-thinking, casual coffee discussions, and off-the-clock huddles. In software, with employees primarily planted behind a computer screen, a structured work approach – with formal bays and subdued palettes – can reap better results. But...

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5 Magical Benefits of Waking Up Early

“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day,” ~ said George Allen, Sr. Indeed, rising with the sun is a practice that has been embraced for its benefits across centuries, cultures and civilizations. The Upside of Waking Up Early There’s a tremendous upside to rising early. If you’ve been desperately trying to transform yourself into an early bird, these wondrous benefits should help you make the change a lot easier. Healthier Eating Habits If you’re the kind to snooze your alarm until it gives up and snoozes itself, you likely have little...

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Invest now to Gain later

#TheFinancialWellnessSeries If you are planning on long-term financial gains, your savings account is the last resort. With the meager rates of interest on offer, you are unlikely to become an armchair millionaire with your  return on investment that is proportional to risk. If you’re considering entering the stock market, consider this your survival guide. Here are some basic tips to help you win. Step 1. Divide Your Portfolio In investment, as in life, spread your risk. Pour your funds into an array of financial instruments – including bonds, mutual funds and securities – across markets. A rule of thumb for...

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Workplace Safety Checks You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Workplace inspections form an important part of the safety framework of an organization, helping to prevent perilous injuries and illnesses by bringing hazards to the fore. There are myriad factors that must be considered while carrying out workplace inspection, from considering employees’ concerns and evaluating past reported incidents to reviewing existing hazard controls. All these factors can be broadly classified into three key categories: environment, equipment, and process flow. While the environment encompasses elements like lighting, temperature, sound, and ventilation, process flow pertains to the relationship between employees and environmental fixtures during work-related tasks. Workplace Inspection Programs A workplace...

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Workplaces need to raise bar for employees’ mental wellbeing

Constituents of employee wellbeing comprise: physical, mental, emotional and financial. Occupational health has long been a point of debate in corporate circles that are focused on mental and physical health. Making wellness a priority at the workplace creates a good culture, considering that employees spend up to 60 per cent of their waking hours at work. For employers, a wellness program can reap a bouquet of benefits, including reduced healthcare costs, lower insurance premium, lesser absenteeism and better employee productivity. There is evidence to conclude that employees in companies that have focus on wellness are likely to foster a...

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