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| 07 August, 2020, 03:19 PM IST | E-Paper

    Maleeva Rebello

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    How 10 pm meetings with fellow co-founders of WCube Solutions helped Akash Mittal maintain checks & balances at workWFH diaries: OYO India CEO wears shorts during video calls, makes ice-cream for his kidsPanasonic Life Solutions MD has managed remote working in lockdown with only 2 devicesThe pandemic has taught Teleport India director life’s biggest lesson: being flexible
    'Jahangir' taught this boss that nothing is permanentMigsun Group MD's fitness mantra: 5 km run in the morning; evenings dedicated to cyclingWhy the business of private jets has taken off in the pandemicReading with daughter helps Effectual Services boss stay calm, de-stresses his mind
    Ameyo Co-founder feels working with the team virtually helps lift up their spiritLockdown helped this Managing Partner to brainstorm and find new opportunities for Marching SheepAjanta Orpat MD said no to layoffs, pay cuts during Covid crisis, feels employers need to be more humaneLockdown fitness: Runaya Refining CEO works out with friends on Zoom, is studying poker mechanics to sharpen the mind
    Oorjan CEO bats for sustainable living, feels that Covid-19 has taught us to respect natureThis hockey captain is allowing herself to lose to childrenReading books, listening to music and watching videos help Aranca Global CEO relaxThis start-up boss has rewarded his teams with ESOPs during the pandemic
    Pandemic has taught Stanton Chase diversity head discipline, made her stronger than beforeSanitising footpath, disposable masks every day: Employee-safety of utmost importance for  SYKES India bossReading is a relaxing mental exercise for Think As Consumer founderAlok Bansal feels leaders must learn to ‘walk the talk’ like Alexander
    Speaking to other bosses helped this start-up reopen safely after the lockdownKarza Tech founder's WFH diaries: Pro-level rotis, 30-min work-out, household chores in the evenings1-India Family Mart CEO loves reading TS Eliot, feels his poems are complex, disruptiveMercedes-Benz India CEO takes a different route to get back to work
    Shree Malani Foams MD has enforced staggered lunch hours, meetings via video calls to keep staff safeBack in office, SMC Investments & Advisors CMD says leaders need to guide from the front, inspireRebooting 101: Kent RO boss suggests a comprehensive safety SOP for staffWork and life has integrated deeply in WFH, important to set boundaries: Basis CEO
    Cyient President is conscious of time spent on every activity, says WFH has boosted efficiencyThis boss reads daily before hitting the bed, says books helped him during hard timesPark+ CEO works out with his colleague over a Zoom call every morningLockdown reading: SAMCO Securities & StockNote CEO learnt valuable lessons from Bob Iger's 'The Ride Of A Lifetime'
    'Hope' was the keyword on Day 1 of reopening at Acer, MD says emotional support importantSmarten Spaces CEO does virtual 'Antakshari', pizza-video calls to strengthen team bondingTrust, empathy key for Capgemini India CEO in WFH modeViswanathan Anand shares lockdown ordeal in Germany, how he slept in son's bed after quarantine
    Having an office set-up on a different floor helps this CEO strike work-life balanceNew normal means longer work hours, but also more family time for this bossMillwood Kane International CEO says the books on his reading list help him innovate & form his perspectiveRashid Khan, accused of indiscipline, denies DGC’s allegations; reaches out to Kiren Rijiju for help
    Venture Catalysts co-founder experienced ‘Zoom fatigue’ at the start of WFH; uses Calendly and Notion to improve productivityPlaying it fair: After Daren Sammy, Shikhar Dhawan's son attacked by racist trolls, IPL says 'zero-tolerance' for racismManish Hathiramani learnt an important lesson from ScrabbleWithout pool and clarity, swimming ace left high and dry for Tokyo Olympics
    AppsFlyer Country Manager keeps in touch with employees through coffee catch-ups, juggles between family time & workSatin Creditcare boss has 4 tips for firms looking to resume work from officeFrom trying his hand at cocktails to mopping floors, Freyr Energy MD is having a busy lockdownSelf-reliance has given this CEO more control
    EuroKids International Group CEO conducts regular town halls & webinars to boost employee morale in WFH modeDivide and win! This company split teams to multiply efficiency during lockdownKinara Capital CEO dresses up for WFH, keeps a demarcated office space, attends multiple video calls to keep up with new normalAbhiBus founder gave employees an option to continue WFH, and here’s what they did
    Integrity, ethics, and compassion have been 315Work Avenue MD's learning from his fatherBroadridge India MD tries to recreate the office environment at homeHostBooks founder calls books his mentors, and an indispensable part of CEO uses Ivy League method to make work from home better & boost efficiency
    Kapil Dev does not believe in Plan B, says too many options make one weakDetel CEO credits books on being a life-changer, says they've broadened his intellectual horizon‘I fight alone’: HS Prannoy on not being nominated for Arjuna AwardsETO Motors CEO back in office with his team, has a word of advice for all bosses
    Magneto CEO calls books a ‘treasure trove of knowledge’, feels reading is an enriching experienceVAMS Global CEO reads, meditates to keep his mind on point amidst the pandemicVayana Network CEO says he's always believed that coming to office every day not an obligationRahul Dravid feels even the best players struggle with confidence, says having a support structure helps
    Lockdown gave Super Plastronics CEO chance to get his fitness on trackThree-kilometer run, nutritious food & meditation help Amit Gossain keep mind, body & soul healthyA CEO’s trick to a vibrant work atmosphereThis start-up founder discovered ‘me-time’ during the lockdown
    Sprinter Muhammed Anas Yahiya's home exercise regimen: Strength and agility training, with yogaSPOCTO boss says social media banter on religion troubles him, reads Pandit Sunderlal to stay on pointGetting back in action: Gupta Traders MD wants to make employees feel safe at work, shares post-lockdown plan for reopening officeLockdown reading: 'Sapiens' left a lasting impression on Krishna Kumar Karwa
    Vinayak Burman is all set to reopen office post-Covid with staggered shifts, social distancing & well-being sessions for employeesVolkswagen India head's short spring break turned into 2-month-long WFH schedule from AustriaMorningstar India Manager Research director's fitness mantra to stay fit at home: Virtual cyclingHow DealShare founder runs the essential service company amidst coronavirus pandemic
    Lockdown diaries: India's No. 1 sports climber meditates and does yoga for her mental well-beingIndia Inc goes back to work with safety measures, strict 'no AC’ rule & plenty of social distancingEquestrian Fouaad Mirza has given up on social media prior to Olympics, calls it 'small sacrifice with big returns'Global CEO of Sterling and Wilson Solar feels ‘fitness curiosity’ is crucial in lockdown, does aerobics to stay fit
    Drip Capital co-founder plans his day in advance, wraps up work by 7 pm to spend time with familyLeander takes a relook at his goodbye tourUnicommerce Solutions CEO feels being well connected with the team makes work from home easierOlectra Greentech MD keeps a check on well-being of employees during the lockdown; has developed a liking for painting
    Lockdown reading helps Admission 24 CEO learn new things, broaden his horizonsNo equipment, no sweat! Kidambi Srikanth doing squats, crunches to stay fit during lockdownHow the Indian hockey team ensures fitness in a quarantineLenovo India CEO tracks every minute, uses 'ruthless time management' to stay productive in WFH mode
    Akshat Saxena goes for virtual team lunches, tea sessions & games to stay connected with colleagues & clients during lockdownChin-ups, crunches keep hockey captain Manpreet Singh in form during lockdownDolly Kumar misses her office space, says keeping a track of everyone & avoiding distractions are WFH challengesLearning a new language, sudoku challenge keeping Afthonia Lab CEO busy during lockdown
    Medicine balls, weighted equipment keep F2 racer Arjun Maini on fitness trackAO Smith India MD does squats, lunges for lower body strength, runs up seven floors & helps in household chores to stay fitInside TT champ Sharath Kamal’s kit bag: Bandanas, bats, energy barsConnecting with friends, pursuing writing: Centuary Mattresses ED's cheat sheet to staying productive in the lockdown
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