Cultivating a healthy remote work culture is a continuous process that requires a lot of attention from both the company management and the employees. The idea is to build a community where everyone in the company feels empowered, and trusted so that they can work their best.
Today, going to work no longer means going into a specific office like it used to; as many countries enter a post pandemic world, we’re seeing flexible work environments— a mix of remote and on-site working, emerge across many organizations from small scale to large companies.
The gig economy is growing at a pace faster than ever, all thanks to the extraordinary hype for remote and flexible work. Even before COVID-19 uprooted our traditional in-office work mode, freelancing was incredibly popular in countries like the U.S. The pandemic, however, transformed the way businesses pursue their operations too! Additionally, 20% of the current full-time workforce is planning to shift to freelancing.
Imagine working in a company that has its teammates distributed across 4 continents in the world. The team would definitely lack real connections among them; meeting apps do little to help that.
An already cool digital workplace, Wurkr has rolled out a new feature making the platform more efficient and user-friendly. With the new "profile configuration", you can make changes to all your profile settings from one place.
Be it availability, status messages, or integrating your personal Google workspace - do it from just a single point of access! We have outlined all the features here in this article.
The largest city in South America - Sao Paulo is home to more than 45 million people. With a landmass greater than that of the U.K, Sao Paulo had a GDP of over 600 billion dollars, which forms one-third of the entire GDP of Brazil. Apart from these staggering numbers, Sao Paulo is also one of the World’s top 10 economies! But how do these numbers matter for innovation? Well, the magnificent city is innovating rapidly, giving birth to some incredible startups and attracting the attention of global investors. A couple of years back, a whopping 76% of the entire venture capital invested in Latin America was won by startups in Sao Paulo. The figures tell you a story - but how did the story shape the way it is today? How did Sao Paulo manage to gather so many startups and attract investors from around the world? Let’s dive in straight to find all the answers!
The biggest wave of startups and innovation is here and we are all witnessing astounding growth. Problems we couldn’t have even imagined would ever be solved are now crushed with technology. People from around the globe have now become dependent on smartphones for their daily activities. From education and entertainment to commute and networking, everything is convenient just because of some disruptive startups. So if you are an aspiring entrepreneur, and want to solve problems and make a business out of them - there hasn’t been a better time!
Uber, Deliveroo, and Other Semi-Self Employment
If you haven’t had the luxury of McDonald's delivered straight to your house by a man on a bike then you’re missing out (unless the idea of paying 2x for lukewarm fast food isn’t your idea of appetizing). Regardless of your opinion on paying for the added convenience of delivery of an already convenient meal fast-food meal, the industry is on the rise. Uber eats and Deliveroo fills a gap that for the longest time had no reason to be filled. These fast-food restaurants had no incentive to employ delivery drivers and so they didn't. It took a third party to take up this challenge, and in doing so, created a new form of employment.
We all have had our own experiences of rigid work schedules. The effects that they have on productivity and personal lives are substantial. Ask yourself - When was the last time you were suffering from an unproductive afternoon? Was it one of the days last week? It’s a big yes, right? Don’t freak out - you’re just normal like everyone else.