In September 2022, Microsoft released its Work Trend Index special report. With companies adopting the post-Covid office reality of hybrid work, the report revealed three employee trends that leaders must keep in mind: understanding the importance of social connections, re-recruiting employees and ending productivity paranoia.
The metaverse is on the rise, captivating people around the world. As per Grand View Research, the global metaverse market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.4% from 2022 to 2030. From gaming to socializing, many are tapping into the growing market to explore the endless possibilities that the virtual world can offer. As we march toward the end of 2022, let’s explore the trends that will dominate this rapidly growing tech sector in 2023 and how they will shape our digital future!
At the fundamental level, a smart contract is a set of digital codes used to trade assets without intermediaries. Say you want to create a smart contract. In this case, you or the other party involved would have to digitally code the smart contract and its parameters, with both of you agreeing to the smart contract rules.
No matter how progressive or diverse your workplace may be, microaggressions are bound to happen. Whether it’s intentional or not, these subtle slights can have a big impact on morale and productivity in the workplace. If you’re unfamiliar with the term, as per Merriam-Webster, microaggression is defined as a subtle, often unconscious comment or action that expresses prejudice against members of marginalized or non-mainstream groups (such as racial minorities).
“Moonlighting” is a term you might be hearing more and more these days. It’s a growing trend in the business world that startups, especially tech companies, should know about. But what exactly is moonlighting, and why should you care? Let’s take a closer look.
If you run any sort of online business, a common problem you might encounter is your content being copied and published elsewhere on the internet. Even as far back as in 2013, a Google software engineer, Matt Cutts, claimed that 30% of the internet is made up of duplicate content.
Gifts are essential in our lives. From Christmas to birthday gifts, these little things help build and strengthen our connections with others. When we give someone gifts, our bodies will release chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, which are known to make us happy. These chemicals also play an essential role in promoting positive feelings in social interactions, including those in the workplace.
It’s that time of year again! Christmas is a special time of year, and it’s important to make sure you’re recognizing the hard work of all your remote employees in the spirit of the holiday. Just because your team is working remotely doesn’t mean you can’t spice things up, such as with virtual secret Santa gifts and festive Zoom backgrounds.
The 1997 American film Picture Perfect has given us one of the most memorable phrases about corporate dressing: “In business, we dress for the job we want, not the one we have.” Even those who may not have seen this film must have heard the quote being used, especially when it comes to dressing up for a job interview.
Coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, and India is no exception. With the rise of the digital nomad and freelance lifestyles, more and more people are in need of flexible, affordable workspaces. The concept of coworking spaces has also caught on in India because of the many benefits they offer. For instance, coworking spaces provide a flexible and cost-effective alternative to traditional office spaces. They also promote collaboration and networking among members.
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. From a number of heavy downpours and hotter-than-ever heatwaves to droughts, things have escalated at an unprecedented rate. Temperatures are expected to rise by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius over the next two decades, bringing forth more natural disasters and extreme weather.
The secret sauce to building a successful business is a team that you can trust. With unemployment rates at historic lows, employers are scrambling to find and retain top talent. In today’s tight labor market, one trend is emerging as a popular solution: boomerang employees—former employees who left an organization for another opportunity, only to return to their original employer later.
Picture this: you received a message from your manager that reads, “I’m sorry, but what your team is doing is boiling the ocean. Have another thought shower and redo the proposal.” As a fresh graduate who has been in the workplace for only two months, you find yourself struggling to keep up with business-y expressions your boss likes to use in text messages and emails.
One of the most difficult tasks for a company is rebuilding its reputation after it has been smeared. While it may feel like the end of the world, all hope is not lost. In fact, there are many things a company can do to improve its reputation, but be warned: building a positive reputation is rarely possible overnight. So, give it time and do your best.
Remember the infamous sales interview task—“sell this pen to me”? Honestly, there’s only so much you can do with that. Pens are boring, everyday products that don’t really need marketing, but lo and behold, the tact you use tells the interviewer how good your sales abilities are. If you can convince someone to buy a pen, you can convince them to do anything.