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Weekly Wrap - Week 01, July

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From how to balance work and life to the future of tourism, read all about it in Issue 01 of the Weekly Wrap.

Balancing work and life - The Government’s proposal to change work hours for both the public could lead to a significant drop in the work-life balance for thousands of workers. The recommended hours of work which is public service offices open from 9.00 a.m. and close at 4.45 p.m. with the private sector offices to be opened at 9.45 a.m. and to close at 6.45 p.m will have a comparatively bigger impact on the private sector workers. The Daily FT article discusses on the severe impact this will have on the work life balance as well as the critical role in transport sector in such consequences.

 

Reviving Tourism - Just as the tourism industry was making a rapid recovery after the tragic events of Easter 2019, another crisis manifested itself in the form of the Coronavirus pandemic. The only consolation is that this time, we are not alone. The entire world has been affected by the contagion, with global tourism coming to a virtual standstill. An elaborative piece of positivity by Daily News Editorial to see the potential for Tourism in Sri Lanka, giving a new sense of purpose and direction to the industry.

 

30 Big Tech Predictions for 2020 - Digital transformation has just begun. Not a single industry is safe from the unstoppable wave of digitization that is sweeping through finance, retail, healthcare, and more. In 2020, we expect to see even more transformative developments that will change our businesses, careers, and lives. Business Insider Intelligence has put together a list of 30 Big Tech Predictions for 2020 across Banking, Connectivity & Tech, Digital Media, Payments & Commerce, Fintech, and Digital Health.

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Amanda Senewiratne

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