When ‘Remote Working’ isn’t an Option

‘Working from Home‘ amidst Covid-19 is a luxury not many can afford due to the nature of their jobs. Life talks with people from five occupations who are still working and thriving out there, to see how they are adjusting their work style and staying safe while getting the job done.

True Unveils Remote Work Cloud Platform

True Corporation Plc has launched a cloud-based platform for remote working and learning services to cater to the trend of working from home in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The platform, known as True Virtual World was launched. The service, which is free, enables people to work, learn and enjoy their lifestyle at home.

Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights

France’s highest appeals court ruled that a former Uber Technologies Inc. driver should be recognized as an employee rather than as an independent contractor, putting France ahead of other efforts around the world to give gig-economy workers the ability to demand broader employment benefits. The decision–which can’t be appealed–appears to be the first from a… Continue reading Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights

Building Smarter Next-Gen Utilities

Disruptive megatrends such as rapid urbanisation, climate change and volatile energy prices are transforming the utilities sector. The old centralised market is being dispersed, disrupted and digitised by agile new entrants, alternative energy sources and in-control customers. At the same time, spurred by advances in technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), ever-increasing amounts… Continue reading Building Smarter Next-Gen Utilities

Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand

For expats in Thailand, paradise can be full of pitfalls   Life in Thailand is a daily adventure for most expats, an obstacle course of delicious but fiery cuisine, locals’ laidback mai pen rai (never mind) attitude, and a language that can easily have you saying something very rude, very unintentionally.  In the words of one long-time expat:… Continue reading Living the Life as an Expat in Thailand

Is Office-Less Business Norm for the Future?

Technology is dissolving recruitment boundaries What can PayPal, decent notebooks and ever-improving cloud computing give us? According to experts, business companies whose staff don’t need to ever actually meet. Such companies may be already taking shape but will likely be the norm of future business enterprises. Due to perceived benefits, such as the advantage of… Continue reading Is Office-Less Business Norm for the Future?

Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.

Automation in the ‘Age of With’ – Speeding up Your Business with the Human Element

With “Work from Anywhere” becoming the new normal in the Covid-19 era, organisations are increasingly looking to adopt virtual business operational models, such as enterprise-wide digitisation and automation of back-office processes. It remains the case that advanced digital technologies – such as artificial intelligence, robotics and cloud transformation – will be the principal enabler of… Continue reading Automation in the ‘Age of With’ – Speeding up Your Business with the Human Element

Colliers Predicts Fall in 2020 Bangkok’s Office Rents

Bangkok’s office rent and occupancy rate will drop in 2020 for the first time in a decade, as the pandemic hits the overall economy, according to a property consultancy. Phattarachai Taweewong, associate director of research and communication at Colliers International Thailand, said the Bangkok office market has grown consistently since 2010.

Dusit Central Park Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark

Dusit Central Park, the mixed-use joint venture project of Dusit Thani and Central Pattana, is introducing a rooftop park as a new green landmark at the 3.67-billion-baht project. Suphajee Suthumpun, group chief executive of Dusit International, said that because the city suffers from high PM2.5 dust levels, the rooftop park and Lumpini Park — opposite… Continue reading Dusit Central Park Project Launches Bangkok Green Landmark