TFTF | Aug 31, 2020


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


Issue #38


Aug 31, 2020

1

Five Practices that Build a Flexible Workforce

With COVID-19 bringing drastic changes in the workforce management and designing a flexible framework that is beneficial to individuals, teams and leaders has become crucial. Linking flexibility to strategy and customer, continuous feedback on policies among the best practices. Know more.

[ Bain & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.bain.com/insights/flex-for-success-five-practices-that-build-a-flexible-workforce/ ]

2

How Transformative CEOs Lead in a Crisis

While 44% of companies decline in growth and margin in downturns, 14% improve both. This is because transformative CEOs do not rely on just cost cuts to free up capital, they also work on improving their capital efficiency and quick delivery to boost revenue. So, how do they do that?

[ BCG > Full report here:

https://www.bcg.com/en-in/publications/2020/how-transformative-ceos-lead-during-crisis#:~:text=We%20found%20that%20only%207,company's%20ability%20to%20deliver%20results. ]

3

Tech Trends 2020

With digital twin, cognitive intelligence, and core modernisation among the top macro tech trends, experts predict ambient experience, exponential intelligence and quantum technology will add to this list in the next 18-24 months. How do these trends inform the way we work tomorrow?

[ Deloitte > Full report here :

https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/insights/focus/tech-trends.html ]

4

Professional Gig Economy Report 2019-20

The professional gig economy in India is growing at a CAGR of over 30% in the last few years, 2019-20 saw 4X growth in the value of projects in a year. Strategy, Marketing and Technology are the top 3 skills in demand with projects focused on driving growth and digitisation. Want to know more?

[ FlexingIt > Full report here:

https://www.flexingit.com/Think-Factory/#:~:text=Professional%20Gig%20Economy%202019%2D20%20Report%20Card&text=In%20response%20to%20economic%20uncertainty,while%20accessing%20top%2Dtier%20expertise. ]

5

The State of Global Venture Funding During COVID-19

Global venture funding is down by 6% in 1H-2020, excluding $15.2B Reliance Jio deal, it is down by 17% as compared to 1H-2019. Late-stage and technology growth rounds accounted for 66% of funding. NA (49%), Asia (36%) and Europe (13%) top 3 geographies. Want to know more?

[ Crunchbase > Full report here:

https://about.crunchbase.com/global-venture-funding-during-covid-19/ ]

6

COVID-19 and Gender Equality: Countering the Regressive Effects

Women make up to 39% of global employment but account for 54% of overall job losses due to pandemic, that is 1.8 times more than men. Acting now to reduce this gender parity, could increase the global GDP by $13 trillion by 2030. What is causing this parity? How to counter it?

[ McKinsey & Co. > Full report here:

https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/future-of-work/covid-19-and-gender-equality-countering-the-regressive-effects ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.