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Amazon had made close to 100 changes in its on-ground operations to maintain social distancing in its buildings and ensure safe deliveries for customers. (REUTERS)
Amazon had made close to 100 changes in its on-ground operations to maintain social distancing in its buildings and ensure safe deliveries for customers. (REUTERS)

Amazon India allows WFH for staff until June 2021

  • Amazon has invested significant funds and resources to keep those who choose to come to the office safe through physical distancing, deep cleaning, temperature checks, and by providing face coverings and hand sanitizer

The company is providing offers under 'India ka Printer' campaign
The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City. (REUTERS)
The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in New York City. (REUTERS)

Amazon to let employees work from home through June 2021

  • Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced several months ago that it will continue letting employees work from home until July 2021
  • Amazon had previously said workers could stay home until early 2021

After the merger, Bank of Baroda said they are not closing down any branches as of now. (Pradeep Gaur/Mint)
A worker uses a laptop computer whilst working from hom. (Bloomberg)
People are moving out of the city in droves. Mint
Working from home blurs the line between work and personal life, which stresses out employees, finds a new study. Photo: iStockphoto
Working from home blurs the line between work and personal life, which stresses out employees, finds a new study. Photo: iStockphoto

One-third of Indian workers face increased burnout at work: Microsoft study

Close to one-third of workers in India cited increased rates of burnout over the past six months with the lack of separation between work duties and personal obligations as negatively impacting their well-being

Satya Nadella said remote work misses some of the benefits of the office
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Holger Frohnmeyer is working from home during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (REUTERS)
Holger Frohnmeyer is working from home during the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin, Germany, March 19, 2020. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (REUTERS)
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How to climb the corporate ladder while working remotely

  • Women would be wise to learn how to navigate the new office politics, executive coaches say

Health experts say this is due to improper sitting postures and people need to follow good ergonomics and working habits at home. (WSJ)
Health experts say this is due to improper sitting postures and people need to follow good ergonomics and working habits at home. (WSJ)

Work from home hurting back and neck; people seek medical help

Employees of several corporate firms and industrial bodies have been working from home for nearly six months now since the outbreak of covid-19 in the country

(FILES) Specialists warn that working from home, which has become a solution for millions during the coronavirus pandemic, can bear risks if it is not done in a moderate way. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (AFP)
(FILES) Specialists warn that working from home, which has become a solution for millions during the coronavirus pandemic, can bear risks if it is not done in a moderate way. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP) (AFP)

Hyderabad IT employees still prefer work from home- Survey

The survey saw enthusiastic and highly representative responses from IT services, products, ITeS companies that are India or Hyderabad headquartered and also many global MNC present here.

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a special event at the company's headquarters of Apple Park in a still image from video taken in Cupertino, California, (via REUTERS)
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during a special event at the company's headquarters of Apple Park in a still image from video taken in Cupertino, California, (via REUTERS)

Apple CEO impressed by people working from home

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said he’s been impressed by employees’ ability to operate remotely and predicted that some new work habits will remain after the pandemic.

A worker uses a desktop computer whilst working from home. (Bloomberg)
A worker uses a desktop computer whilst working from home. (Bloomberg)
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The science behind WFH dressing for Zoom

What you wear while working actually matters; Researchers studying ‘enclothed cognition’ say your clothing choices at home can affect productivity and performance

Such a mix of technology, local regulations and subjective factors like employee sentiment is guiding reopening decisions at several companies. (WSJ)
Such a mix of technology, local regulations and subjective factors like employee sentiment is guiding reopening decisions at several companies. (WSJ)
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Companies’ new back-to-work dilemma: Who comes first?

Employers use algorithms and dashboards as they navigate liability concerns and bruised egos

Returns to workplaces vary widely by location. (Bloomberg)
It’s becoming the big topic of conversation across virtual workplaces, as companies try to get employees to leave their makeshift desks in bedrooms, kitchen counters, porches or backyards for the once-familiar surroundings of the good old office (Photo: Getty)
It’s becoming the big topic of conversation across virtual workplaces, as companies try to get employees to leave their makeshift desks in bedrooms, kitchen counters, porches or backyards for the once-familiar surroundings of the good old office (Photo: Getty)

When to stop working from home? How about never, workers say

Companies are trying to get their workforce back to office, but employees aren’t embracing the idea of returning just yet

Representative photo: For tax reasons, companies must know where employees reside, but any decisions to cut pay is at their discretion.
Representative photo: For tax reasons, companies must know where employees reside, but any decisions to cut pay is at their discretion.

IT company to give employees $20000 bonus for relocation. But a pay cut also

  • The new policy adds Stripe to the list of technology companies that have expanded opportunities for employees to work remotely
  • Pay cuts and a lesser need for pricey office space offer companies ways to save money

JPMorgan says its internal data show workers are not as productive from home.
Recently, real estate advisory Knight Frank (India) surveyed 1,600 technology professionals in India and found that 30% of them reported deterioration in productivity and work performance while working from home (Photo: Getty)
Recently, real estate advisory Knight Frank (India) surveyed 1,600 technology professionals in India and found that 30% of them reported deterioration in productivity and work performance while working from home (Photo: Getty)

The growing fatigue with work from home

  • Both firms and employees are unhappy with WFH. Will the old office order return post the pandemic?
  • The long-term outlook is work from office or a blended model where a minority works out of home. A number of companies appear to have tilted towards a hybrid working model already

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