Volume 1, Issue 7

Volume 1, Issue 7

October, 2018

Research Paper

1. A study on effect of work-life balance on productivity

Work-life balance is now an important determinant for more workers in attaining a thriving career. With swelling obligations in the workplace, the divide between work life and private life has taken on a superior significance and entails more consciousness. The stipulations of work or personal life can cause stress. Such circumstances impact on workers physiologically and psychologically. Hence, it is crucial for employees to maintain a sturdy stability between work and their private lives. For the employers, a work-life balance of employees is a central means in formulating appropriate strategies to tackle work-life imbalance concerns. This paper studies the result of work-life balance (WLB) on employee productivity and how Indian workers handle the inauspicious working situations and coordinate their work and family lives. It explores the connection between work-life balance (WLB) practices and organizational productivity and whether WLB practices possibly decreases employee turnover and absenteeism. It also scrutinizes work-life balance challenges faced by workers and methods of enhancing work-life balance practices amongst employees. The paper posits that work-life balance options should be fashioned to facilitate employees balancing their work and personal lives. Work-life balance it is not a quandary to be determined once but a constant concern to be managed. For organization goals to be achieved through the people employed, work-life balance concerns must become a crucial feature of human resource policy and strategy. Management must build a profound endorsement of people and their roles, to fashion a satisfying, extraordinary and self-motivated work environment.

Published by: Dr. G. Balamurugan, P. PasupathiResearch Area: Management

Organisation: Anna University-BIT Campus, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil NaduKeywords: Worklife balance

Review Paper

2. A study on the workplace experiences of immigrants: A business focus

Immigrants have become an important source of talent as well as a flashpoint for conflict in many countries. The study is aimed at observing the identity and status changes undergone by immigrants relative to their standing in their origin country and the persistent insecurity they feel as they work and live in their destination country. We then expound on other micro-level research topics and literature that are especially relevant to the experiences and contributions of immigrant employees: creativity and voice, diversity, co-worker and supervisor support and antagonism, and social network structures. These ideas are presented to help generate broader and more active research agendas among management scholars that include such immigrant employee experiences and contributions and to promote partnerships with organizations to test interventions for integrating immigrants more fully into the workplace.

Published by: Princia A., Dr. G. BalamuruganResearch Area: Management

Organisation: University College of Engineering, Au-Bit Campus, Anna University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil NaduKeywords: Creativity, Cross-cultural, Diversity, Identity, Employee voice, Innovation

Research Paper

3. India-China-Russia strategic triangle

Much has been said about the India-China-Russia strategic triangle, a post- Cold War idea proposed by former Russian Premier Yevgeny Primakov.1Many strategic thinkers are positive about the formation of a strategic triangle but such is a case of misplaced optimism.

Published by: LuvyResearch Area: Religion, Politics & Society

Organisation: Femonomic, New Delhi, DelhiKeywords: India-China-Russia strategic triangle, International relations, Bilateral relations, Trade and commerce

Review Paper

4. Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) panels

This paper describes the feasibility of Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) Panel for residential buildings. Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum (GFRG) Panel branded as Rapidwall is a building panel product, made of calcined gypsum, plaster, reinforced with glass fibers, for Mass-scale building construction, was originally developed and used since 1990 in Australia. The panel, manufactured to a thickness of 124mm under carefully controlled conditions to a length of 12 m and height of 3m, contains cavities that may be unfilled, partially filled or fully filled with reinforced concrete as per structural requirement. To study the Method of Construction of GFRG (Glass Fibre Reinforced Gypsum) and its pros and cons. Comparative study of Glass fiber reinforced Gypsum panels to identify advantages, disadvantages and key differences from conventional construction practices.

Published by: Parvathy RaviResearch Area: Engineering And Technology

Organisation: Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House's College of Architecture, Kolhapur, MaharashtraKeywords: Rapid, Affordable, Sustainable, Cost-effective, Energy efficient, GFRG

Review Paper

5. The feasibility study for integration of building management system for three-star hotels at Kolhapur with special reference to mechanical and electrical services

The hotel owner and operator have individual and joint responsibility for asset maintenance. Outsourcing is a maintenance strategy used to minimize operating costs, an important factor that guides this decision is time constraint required to deliver work. In-house maintenance it is also influenced by the strategic value of the service and the availability of the resource in the market. In maintenance practice, an important challenge is maintaining energy efficiency because of the increasing electronic equipment and high volume of lights. Maintenance management also plays a main role in improving energy efficiency and keeping the total costs optimal. The costs of operating and maintaining the engineering systems, in particular, the in-house manpower, out-source contractors, energy consumption and equipment deterioration, must be properly monitored and controlled. Among the commonly adopted strategy in the hotel industry is outsourcing, which managers use to squeeze operating costs in a tough business environment. The purpose of such a strategy is to improve productivity, increase revenues; lower operating costs, and reduce risk. It allows the hotel to focus efforts on its core competency and strengthen its ability to adapt in the ever-changing business environment.

Published by: Harshada BhiungadeResearch Area: Engineering And Technology

Organisation: Shri Prince Shivaji Maratha Boarding House's College of Architecture, Kolhapur, MaharashtraKeywords: MEP, Mechanical and Electrical services, Integration building technology

Research Paper

6. Effect of P-delta on tall RC structure

Basic architects mean to expand the building stature at the same time they likewise need to control the diversion for horizontal load in tall structures. The rigid frame system, shear wall frame system, the outrigger belt truss system are generally used for reducing the lateral deflection in tall buildings. The P-Delta effect is the lateral movement of a storey mass to a deformed position is generating second order overturning moments. This second order behaviour has been termed the P-Delta. In this paper the two dimensional 10,15,20 and 25 storey tall building frame for rigid frame system, shear wall frame system and core wall frame system and combination of both core wall and shear wall frame system and by using this system calculating the percentage change in the values of displacements, moments and storey drift, with linear static and P-Delta analysis and on the basses of the result to decide the minimum height of building where we don’t have to conceder p-delta effect

Published by: Sanjay Vijay PawaskarResearch Area: Analysis Of Structure

Organisation: B. R. Harne College of Engineering and Technology, Mumbai, MaharashtraKeywords: P-delta, Linerstatic analysis, shear wall core wall, Combination of both shear wall and core wall, Tall structure, Storey drift, Storey shear and deflection