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How does work-from-home sustain workplace development?



Work from home

Closure of schools and non-essential businesses during COVID-19 pandemic gives an opportunity for more people to work remotely. Under this context, this report will analyse how remote work affected gender-equality at work. If the teleworking environment makes the women fortunate to have a work-life balance, opt for more well-paid jobs and become truly financially independent.

Teleworking was never a new phenomenon but COVID-19 pandemic made it almost compulsory. Now, a number of big companies have allowed remote work even post COVID era. So, remote working seems to be a normal feature of corporate culture in future. It becomes an essential tool for the economies to survive. Reports suggest the likelihood to continue teleworking by almost 87% of employees.

So, we can think if remote work is going to bridge the gender divide. While many reports claimed that COVID-19 impacted women negatively and they lost their Jobs. Hence, in this article we would like to present teleworking as a double edged sword for the women and gender disparities that need to be carefully analysed and managed. We will analyse if it can eliminate the culture of “presenteeism” that penalises the female workers? Will women lead in teleworking in future? What would be the effects on pay gap, training, remuneration, and overall career growth? Another important question to dwell upon is their probable role in home responsibilities and child care. 

Benefits of Teleworking

After COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking has gained acceptance tremendously. Countries where remote work was more common saw even more spectacular growth in remote jobs after the pandemic. According to a report by Eurofound 2020, in Finland, remote working reached around 60% while in Italy and Austria, it is about 40%.

Some reports even show short term productivity gains like OECD, 2020 and CIPD, 2020. While some reports present a low productivity. So, overall productivity results are still inconclusive. But one can count upon the visible gains to the employees flexibility and ease. 

Employees can work from everywhere and anytime as per their schedule and flexibility. They can fulfil commitments for their family life and interests. This work-life balance would definitely improve their satisfaction, ease their frustration and enhance their innovation and creativity, which all are key indicators for the organisational productivity gains as well. Even less time on commute will help the employees to spend more time on family, leisure activities, sports or learning new skills.

Studies show that employees have been using extra time saved by not commuting for their primary jobs. Researchers at the University of Chicago and University of Stanford found that in America, employees are using 35% of their saved work to perform their primary work. This is beneficial for the businesses. 

Gains from Remote Work for Women

Most media attention has been on the job losses by the women due to the pandemic. There has been less research and attention being given to those women who retained their jobs and work remotely. It is highly crucial for the understanding of impacts that women actually feel and likely to face due to teleworking on their career and life-work balance. 

Social scientists always blame inflexible work schedules and locations as one of the major reasons behind gender inequality at workplaces and the economy.

The failure of companies to make flexible work arrangements for women led to inability of women to apply for the well-paid jobs. While men could not contribute towards their fair share at home. COVID-19 has changed the scenario completely. Companies have now forcefully changed their work policies in favour of remote work. Luckily improvements in communication technologies enable this remote work environment to become more seamless and efficient.

Now, employees are reluctant to lose their newfound flexibility and back to offices even if the COVID-19 would subsidise completely.

Now what is required is a change from “management from control” to “management by results”.

Game Changer for Women

For most people remote work means work from home with flexible work arrangements provided by the businesses. 

Women usually avoid longer commutes due to their household responsibilities. Now location doesn’t matter. Women can work for well-paid jobs at the major urban centres from remote locations.

There might be two effects of teleworking on men and the companies. Men might realise the importance and joy of family upbringing and companies can realise that work performance of an employee is not tied with the workplace. Hence, these two consequences might force even more prominent teleworking. In such a scenario, women can be trusted more by the companies to adopt telework without the presumption that they would devote their time to childcare and thus hamper quality of work.

Overall, remote work can help achieve sustainable development goal five of the United Nations that promotes gender equality. With flexible work schedules and remote job opportunities women can perform their jobs at their own schedules and simultaneously can perform their household duties. Women do not need to choose between work and family. They do not need to sacrifice any of their responsibilities. They can be effective professionals with high-quality work. Research also shows that remote work makes employees more productive.

The best part is that even gender diverse companies outperform other companies financially by 15%.

Families can balance household responsibilities more equally among men and women.

An average worker spends at least 52 minutes commuting. With remote work this extra time can be saved and spent on personal tasks. Not only women but men who save this time can share their household responsibilities and hence giving extra time to women for their professional work. This promotes the SDG 5 with target 5.4 that promotes shared responsibilities within the household and the family.

More Diverse, Inclusive and Empowered Workplaces

Remote work not only enhances productivity and gives flexibility to the employees but it also makes the workplaces more inclusive and diverse crucial to bring gender equality, creativity and fresh ideas.

Due to travelling and fixed workplaces and schedules millions of women left the workforce. Hence, removal of schedule and time constraints would help women to join the workforce and make the workplaces more diverse, productive and gender inclusive.

Quality remote work culture would focus more on productive contribution by the employees instead of where the employees sit, what is the facetime and what is the gender. Now the main focus would be on the performance of employees to achieve organizational goals rather than penalising employees for not presenting physically at work location.

Women can provide their best skills for the businesses with flexible schedules and time limits. They don’t need to be  full time workers and they can earn as per their skills and time.

We surely need to save companies assets and track employees’ performance but not at the expense of employees’ privacy and choice.

Overall, remote work is an opportunity for all women to join the workforce and earn well-paid remuneration. After all, half of the world population can not remain idle and unproductive. 

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To the peoples of the world: Israel is Carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families



Israel is carrying out a holocaust against Palestinian families.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz and Mauthhausen to Palestinian homes, neighborhood, hospitals and mosques.

The title of this brief article is not a hyperbole or a dramatic overstatement meant to attract attention or gain sympathy. It is rather a reflection of reality.

Indeed, if a holocaust is about annihilating people, especially civilians and Palestinian families, the Israeli army, the Wehrmacht of our time, has been exterminating entire Palestinian families-the father, the mother and all the children.

We are not speaking about one isolated incident or a few incidents where one stray missile hit a home inadvertently or children killed as a result of collateral damage.

We are rather talking about carrying out a real holocaust against Palestinian families, an official policy endorsed and pursued by the government of Israel to wipe out numerous Palestinian households for the purpose of bringing the Palestinians to their knees.

This is Israel’s way of wreaking shock and awe on the defenseless and helpless Palestinians.

So far, more than 25 thousand entire Gaza households have been targeted by Israeli bombing. More than 12 thousands have been killed half of them are children and women.

Just imagine your own family being annihilated by a missile launched from high altitude. This nightmare has effectively become a routine experience in Gaza.

Read Also: World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza

Israel today is emulating the Nazis and other criminal offenders throughout history. Don’t invoke the mantra of anti-Semitism. In the final analysis, when Jews think, behave and act like the Nazis thought, behaved and acted, they (the Jews) become Nazis themselves, pure and simple.

Yes, I do recognize there are many kind-hearted Jews who reject this Nazi-like savagery. None the less, we must call the spade a spade. These atrocities are being enthusiastically supported by the vast majority of Israelis, including ordinary people, intellectuals and rabbis. Israel-2023 does have much in common with Nazi-Germany. Claiming otherwise would be both dishonest and malicious.

Real holocaust

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in the Gaza Strip.

A regional military superpower thanks to unrestricted American backing and support, Israel is simply waging a war of extermination against a thoroughly persecuted people whose only “crime” is its enduring vigor and longing for freedom from the shackles of Talmudic Jewish Nazism, a Satanic ideology which views all humanity-save Jews-as animals whose lives have absolutely no sanctity.

There is no doubt that the ongoing Israeli rampage of murder and terror is an expression of that genocidal Talmudic mentality. It is a mindset that is even more nefarious than the Nazi ideology.

We Palestinians have been at the receiving end of Jewish criminality and murderousness for several decades. We know it too well and need no one to give us lectures on “Israel’s civility and humanity”

In the final analysis, a country that murders thousands of children and other innocent civilians rather knowingly and deliberately in order to create deterrence is neither civilized nor humane. It is tantamount to fornicating with truth to call Israel humane and civilized.

The truth of the matter is that Israel is a diabolical Judeo-Nazi entity that has much in common with the Third Rich.

Yes, Israel is not sending Palestinians to gas chambers. But Israel is bringing Auschwitz to Palestinian homes, neighborhoods and streets. Israel is carrying out a real holocaust against innocent Palestinian families.

This is not really a war. War is fought between armies. The Palestinians don’t have an army, or navy or air force. The Palestinians simply can not protect their own children from overwhelming barbarianism, played out in full view of the entire world.

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Yes, there have been projectiles fired on Jewish colonies from the Gaza Strip, but these projectiles are essentially innocuous from the military view point as evident from the nearly zero casualties incurred by Israelis.

Indeed, when there is one dead on one side and 300 on the other side, including 50 children and babies, in addition thousands of maimed civilians and swathes of pornographic destruction of property, we are not really talking about war, even an asymmetrical war. We are actually talking about a real massacre, a massacre that is reminiscent of the time when the Nazis ganged up on European Jewry 70 years ago.

This very real massacre, holocaust, wouldn’t have been carried out had it not been for the flaccidity and leniency and silence displayed in Israel’s face by the bulk of the international community.

This is not to mention the connivance, collusion and conspiratorial roles played by several criminal states and governments, including the United States, a majority of European governments and especially the whore-like Sissi regime in Cairo which is shamelessly and brazenly siding with Israel against the Palestinian people.

But never mind, another massacre, another blitzkrieg, another conspiracy won’t finish our people off. It is our kismet that we must die in order to survive.

But those in Washington and London and Cairo who are watching rather passively, probably gleefully, as our children are being incinerated and murdered at the hands of the children, grand children and great-grand children of the holocaust, will one day pay the price for their murderous complicity and ignominy.

We will not forgive or forget.

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Israel: A criminal state par excellance



Israel: a criminal state par excellance

In its exaggerated self-infatuation and excessive narcissism, Israel, a criminal state par excellence, often claims it is light upon mankind.

Zionist Jews, who falsely claim allegiance to the prophetic traditions of ancient Israel, are actually mostly atheists.

In fact, Zionism has more in common with the most infamous paragons of evil throughout history than with such Hebrew luminaries as the Prophet Moses, Aaron, Jacob, Joseph, David, and Solomon.

Indeed, ever since its misbegotten birth in 1948, a birth fraught with crimes against humanity, Israel’s modus operandi has been an uninterrupted series of atrocities, oppression, persecution, inequity, and racism.

Thus, Israel, A criminal state par excellence, is also a great falsifier of truth, history by claiming a higher moral ground vis-à-vis the Palestinians, its largely-unwept victims who are still crying to the seventh heaven for justice.

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Israel is already starving and tormenting 1.6 million Gazans, denying them food, clean water, and other necessities of life. The 17-year draconian siege is apparently meant to punish Gazans for electing Hamas which simply refuses to recognize Israel for religious and moral reasons. The international community  sought to overlook Israel’s  real crimes against humanity inflicted repeatedly  on  some two million helpless Palestinians languishing under a N-a-z-i-like siege imposed and maintained by Israel.

Israel portrays herself as a beacon of light in a sea of dictatorship, tyranny, and oppression,

What Israel, a criminal state par Excellance, refuses to tell the world, however, is the fact that the Jewish state through its ubiquitous tentacles in America, Europe and elsewhere to enable, shield, sustain, and support tyrannical regimes in the region such as the Sissi police state in Egypt, the feudal regimes in Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.

Israel, a notorious professional liar whose agents control western media outlets from Sydney to California, is misleading the international community as to what is really happening in Jerusalem and in the Gaza Strip.

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Israel, ruled by supremacist and megalomaniac Jews who think that no country or entity under the sun has a right to criticize Israel’s appalling maltreatment of the Palestinians, believes it has an unending free season on its victims.

Those are the Nazi-minded ideologues who are indoctrinated in Talmudic Jewish supremacy and who believe that the non-Jews lives have no sanctity , those are the Talmudic thugs who believe that the Palestinians must either be expelled or massacred .

As to its victims, Israel seeks always to demonize and dehumanize them so that the world will react indifferently if not callously when Israel murders them, expels them from their homes, steals their land and property as well as demolish their homes, a nearly daily callous practice the state of the Jews carries out in the West Bank.

Israel was born in sin. It will always be a sinful state, no matter what we read in the New York Times and the Washington Post or what we see on CNN and Fox News.

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World passively watching as Israel perpetrates open-ended massacre in Gaza



The Israeli army, which can be called the Jewish Wehrmacht given its Nazi-like behavior, continues to pound the Gaza Strip from ground, sea and air. According to sources in Gaza, virtually all targets hit so far are civilians.

As many as 3500 Palestinians, virtually all of them civilians, have been reported killed so far. Thousands others were injured, many sustaining life-threatening wounds.

The scenes of mutilated and maimed children, some of whose bodies are seen protruding through the rubble of their homes, destroyed by missiles fired by American-supplied F-16 fighter jets, seem to verify the view that Israel is targeting Palestinian civilians in Gaza knowingly and deliberately.

Israeli leaders and military officials are openly gloating over the high death toll among Palestinian civilians. They blame Hamas for the orgy of killing. However, virtually all Palestinians don’t buy the Israeli logice.

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As we all know, this is not the first time Israel indulges in such war crimes.

Israel has always been a regular perpetrator of war crimes . Indeed, one would exaggerate very little by arguing that Israel itself is a war crime or a crime against humanity.

I am not going to spend time refuting Israeli hasbara lies, blaming Hamas for the latest conflagration. Having been a vigilant observer of Israeli behavior for several decade , I can honestly argue that honesty and Israel can not really be used in the same sentence. Israel and honesty are an eternal oxymoron.

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As always, Israel violated the uneasy truce reached through Egyptian mediation in 2002. Israeli leaders, proceeding from the Talmudic ideology which views all non-Jews as lesser human beings or virtual animals, don’t feel bound by agreements or treaties reached with “Goyem.

People in the west, long duped and brainwashed by Zionist propaganda, may raise they eyebrows when reading these words. But we who live with these Judeo-Nazis and have been at the receiving end of their murderousness and evilness know better.

We don’t need and won’t accept lectures about the “humanity and civility” of the N-a-z-i-s of our time.

Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza don’t constitute an existential threat to Israel, which has one of the strongest military machines in the world.

Read Also: Hamas: A convenient red herring for Jewish Nazism

In fact, the claim that Gaza is threatening Israel is infinitely ridiculous. The thoroughly-starved and hermetically blockaded Gazans have a hard time feeding their children, let alone pose any meaningful threat to the N-a-z-i Germany of our time, a pugnacious state that more or less tightly controls the most powerful country under the sun, the United States.

It is sad and lamentable that a country of 320 million has allowed itself to be enslaved by Zionist pressure groups, hell-bent on prostituting America and eviscerating it of any semblance of morality for Israel’s sake.

Palestinians have resist Jewish terror

But the Palestinians can not take their very survival for granted. They can’t rely on the so-called international community to shield them against Jewish N-a-z-i-s-m.

Indeed, if the Palestinians don’t defend themselves, who is going to defend them? Obama? Merkel? Or Puten?

Hence, the valiant Palestinian determination to put up a semblance of resistance to the Jewish Wehrmacht. The Israeli assault on Gaza is not an assault on Hamas; It is rather a nefarious aggression against the entire Palestinian people. It is intended to break our people’s will to resist Israeli Nazism. Pure and simple.

To put the matter in a nutshell, the Palestinians in Gaza are simply defending themselves against an overwhelming evil force that is hell bent on ethnically cleansing them and stealing their motherland. Our fighters don’t fire their home-made missiles on Israel because they want to spill Jewish blood. They do it because this is the only means they possess to deter a cannibalistic enemy that can only feel good if and when it spills Palestinian blood.

Besides, the problem with Israel didn’t begin last week or last year.

Just remember that many of the people being now bombarded and murdered by the Jewish Wehrmacht are actually children, grand children and great grand children of the original Palestinian refugees that Israel massacred or brutally expelled out of their homes when the evil state was created in Palestine in 1948.

Hence, the Palestinians in Gaza can not really be terrorists if only because they were never the initiator of violence and terror. The Palestinians were living peaceably in their towns and villages, mostly leading a simple pastoral life until waves of Khazari Jews, who had no real connection with the ancient Israelites, invaded Palestine with the aid of Western countries, especially the evil empire, the United Kingdome.

Yes, it was Britain that put the venomous Jewish snake in the bed of the Palestinian child. Britain, as Noam Chomsky wisely said, can not claim innocence or argue that it didn’t know the snake was so poisonous.

Gaza Massacre: Surviving by dying

Today, Palestinians are sacrificing their lives for their freedom, dignity and survival. This is what they have always been doing from time immemorial. We are very much children of martyrs who were themselves children of martyrs. We survived despite a harsh history of plots and conspiracies that aimed to eradicate us as a people from the face of earth.

We in Gaza will survive the latest Israeli blitz as well

However, the world community ought to feel ashamed for watching the Nazi Germany of our time gang up on a defenseless people in Gaza whose only crime is that it is not part of “the holy tribe,”

This conspicuously immoral world , which doesn’t respect any modicum of respect, will surely have a precarious future. It will face ultimate demise.

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