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10 Gamification Ways to Engage Your Employees Working from Home

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Mar 31, 2020 4:34:24 PM

From having virtual meetings over Zoom to water cooler conversations on Houseparty, Covid-19 has forced millions to work and connect from the confines of their homes. 

The good news? Studies1 have suggested employees that work from home can be more productive and can lead to a positive impact on mental and physical health. But these studies weren't conducted while there was an on-going pandemic.
While working from home can be a boon, its downsides are employees working longer hours at a more intense pace leading to significant stress in their lives.2

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2008 vs 2020: 7 Lessons to Note during Covid-19 from Jason Lemkin’s SaaStr Webinar

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Mar 30, 2020 1:21:53 PM

“Worst since 2008.”

That’s a phrase that keeps popping up as the global economy witnessed a massive downturn due to the spread of the Covid-19 disease. With stock markets in freefall, supply chains broken, travel bans enforced, and millions in self-quarantine, it’s clear that most businesses will be negatively affected by the crisis. But just like the 2008 crisis, this too shall pass and businesses must prepare accordingly. 

So how did businesses cope last time? What lessons can be learned from the past?

Jason Lemkin, CEO/Co-founder of Saastr and Nick Mehta, CEO of Gainsight answer these very same questions in their recent webinar.

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Topics: mindful leader, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, saas, corona virus, covid-19, communication, recession, making a difference

5 Reminders from People Science for a Positive Work Culture amidst Covid-19

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Mar 23, 2020 5:31:09 PM

“I’m probably working harder than Elon Musk.”  That’s my roommate Kevin who’s a robotics engineer at a tech startup in India. While Kevin might be exaggerating here, I think he’s not too far off. 

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Topics: Positive work culture, creating a positive work culture, toxic work culture, changing a toxic work culture, mindful leader, employee innovation, hr strategic business partner, employee engagement plan, employee first culture, employee experience, moments that matter, mental health, coping with coronavirus, remote work, work from home

7 Leaders Breaking the Glass Ceiling in 2020

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Mar 20, 2020 6:32:19 PM

A couple of days before International Women’s day, Elizabeth Warren — one of the prime candidates for the 2020 US presidential elections — announced the end of her campaign. Following an underwhelming performance in the primaries, a disheartened Warren mentioned how sexism clearly played a part in how her candidacy was perceived - an opinion that is shared by most female candidates who ran for president. 

As representative Barbara Lee, who was one of Senator Kamala Harris’s campaign co-chairs, aptly sums up the problem, "“The narrative that somehow women are less electable than men seems to still be an issue. It’s very disgusting really,” 

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Topics: CEO, employee engagement, mindful leader, gender equality, women at work

The 2020 Employee Engagement Statistics: Average tenure in BFSI doubles with AI

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Feb 28, 2020 4:22:28 PM

The banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) industries contribute a significant percentage to the global GDP, employing several million people around the globe. But when it comes to the people who work in the sector, they seem far from engaged and happy. 

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Topics: employee engagement innovation, hr as a strategic partner, employee engagement plan, employee engagement strategy plan, employee experience

10 Employee Experience Questions You Must Ask in Their First Year

Posted by Gregory S Mathew on Feb 26, 2020 2:29:31 PM

'Customers do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they’ll take care of your customers.' A whopping 75%1 of organizations surveyed agreed with this statement. 

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Topics: employee engagement strategy plan, employee experience, moments that matter