“Work a short time, rest well, and learn a lot.” That’s what Microsoft Japan CEO Takuya Hirano noted on the company’s official website after successfully rolling out their Work Life Choice Challenge 2019. The firm has been making headlines ever since they offered 2,300 employees 3-day weekends for a month to experiment and analyze the impact of a 4-day work week.
The word “mindfulness” was rarely used in my vocabulary; this is coming from someone who has worked as an editor and writer for the last 7 years. It’s critical we ask what it means to be mindful in today’s hyper-competitive world. More importantly, to understand how this fits into the narrative of a leader in a corporate setup.
If you’re among today’s HR leaders, there’s a good chance you manage millennials. Two years ago, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce and their ranks haven’t stopped swelling since. And they have earned a notorious reputation of being workaholics and job hoppers. A recent study by Deloitte reveals 43% plan to leave their jobs within 2 years, and only 28% are looking to stay beyond 5 years.
A study done by Gartner(*1) confirmed that organisations are moving away from annual employee engagement surveys after realising they’re not enough to capture the voice of the employee.
About 2 months ago, the team at inFeedo assembled for our mid-quarter checkpoint. Among the many questions raised, one that didn’t see immediate resolution was whether we should be calling the organizations we serve ‘clients’ or ‘customers’.
‘Lo and behold! Technology will change the way we think, breathe, smell…' If one were to summarize this ongoing media frenzy around digital technology, this image would be fitting.