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.
Content writing is one of the most in-demand jobs right now. However, even the best writers can struggle with creating high-quality content regularly. But with a bit of help from artificial intelligence (AI), you can quickly write engaging and informative content. While some tools generate content that is ready to go, others require a bit of work to meet your desired standards. All things considered, with AI content generator tools, the adage “teamwork makes it dream work” rings true. Together, you and the AI can produce quality content in no time.
The 2022 FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar will generate roughly US$6.5 billion in revenue, topping the previous record of US$5.4 billion from the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Thanks to the once-in-four-year tournament, Qatar’s GDP is estimated to grow by 4.1% in 2022, and the tournament alone could add up to US$20 billion to Qatar’s economy.
In 2019, Google used its quantum computer, the Sycamore machine, to prove that quantum computers can solve a problem in mere minutes. Experts working on the quantum computer found that their system could execute a calculation in 200 seconds, whereas a standard computer would take 10,000 years to complete. What on earth is this powerful tool?
For those in the entrepreneurial space, raising funds can be very challenging. Not only is it difficult to find the right investor for your startup, but it is also hard to convince said investor to put money into your venture. With over 75% of venture-backed companies failing, the venture capitalist (VC) you approach is taking a serious risk when putting their money into your startup.
As 2022 draws to a close, it is time to sit back and reflect on events that have unfolded this year—the good, the bad and the ugly. We saw massive layoffs in the tech space and a devastating crypto market crash with one crypto company going down after another. You must have seen article after article talking about the situation with Luna and Celsius as well as the recent bankruptcy filings of FTX and BlockFi.
According to the American Bureau of Labor Statistics of August 2022, more than 7.5 million workers in the U.S. are overemployed, that is, they hold more than one job. With the pandemic leading to an increase in remote working and making people concerned about job safety, it doesn’t take a genius to see why people would choose to work multiple jobs.
One of the gravest threats to a workplace is sexual harassment. Although commonly believed to be a situation only women go through, sexual harassment can be experienced by a person of any gender or sexual orientation. According to an analysis conducted by Gapjil 119, an organization that assists with workplace abuse, eight out of ten workplace harassment victims end up facing some form of retaliation from the aggressor, like getting turned down for a promotion or threatening their job.
In a previous article, we discussed how the modern workforce is expressing their discontent with their working conditions by quiet quitting. Quiet quitting means simply doing what is expected from employees instead of being emotionally invested in the jobs and going the extra mile for companies. Now, employers have taken a page from their employees’ books and begun using quiet firing to reduce the number of workers.
Entrepreneurship is not an age-specific venture. From Baby Toon by Cassidy Crowly to Minomynas by Hillary Yip, the rise of youth entrepreneurs has captured the world’s attention, showcasing the talent and creativity of our future leaders. According to a survey, about 60% of teenagers are interested in starting their own business instead of working a traditional job.
As per McKinsey, by 2030, the need for finely tuned social and emotional skills will rapidly grow as the world’s adoption of new technologies, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) expands. While hard skills, like coding or accounting, are still in high demand, people skills are becoming increasingly important in the workplace. Employers are looking for empathetic, friendly workers who can interact effectively with others.