JLL India CEO reliving his 2001 work-from-home experience, says he’s better equipped this time

In 2001, Ramesh Nair, CEO, JLL India, worked in similar circumstances. Now, he is better equipped.

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Nair says the new setup is beneficial to his productivity due to lack of commute.
Ramesh Nair, CEO, JLL India, knows how to stay productive while working from home. “There is a quote ‘It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change’. This resonates with me,” says Nair.

And that’s just what he’s trying to do: Adapt. Working from home is not something new to Nair as he says it’s taking him back to 2001 when he worked out of home for nearly two years. “Even today, I wear a tie when I am sitting for client calls, a practice I carried forward from 2001.”

But there have been updates, such as tech. “I have shifted my Cisco DX80 from office to home, which enables me to connect with my leadership team via webex video conferencing. I have also increased my broadband bandwidth and arranged for a small printer as well as stationery. I sit next to a window. There is ample sunlight and I can see some trees,” he says.


Perks of the job
Nair says the new setup is beneficial to his productivity due to lack of commute. “On a regular day, I spend at least two hours in traffic. Thankfully, that is not the case now. The stress of commuting would exhaust most of us and impact client-facing time.”

However, he says that finding a balance between personal and professional work can sometimes be hard to achieve while working from home. “On some days, I consciously sign off from work and spend time with my daughter and help her settle into her curriculum.”

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And when he does manage to get a little down-time, Nair catches up on movies and reading. “I watched a few Malayalam films after a very long time. My social media intake has surely increased. [I have] Been reading articles and listening to podcasts on different platforms. This is also a good time to catch up with old friends,” he says.

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Working from home can take a toll on your computer as the time spent on laptops, notebooks, desktops, monitors and tablets has increased substantially.



With endless food crumbs, sticky liquid stains and ants finding a home in your system, it is time to give your computer the much need attention it needs.

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Your system needs proper maintainance, just like you.


Last month, as the entire world started looking for productive work options from home, Beijing-based Computer manufacturing company, Lenovo, took to Twitter to share quick steps to clean the personal computer in times of lockdown.

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It is important to keep all frequently-used devices clean. However, ensuring the right method to clean is very important to avoid damage to devices.

It is important to follow necessary steps before beginning the cleaning process

- Remove any media from the drives and turn off all connected devices.
- Disconnect all power sources such as batteries or power cords from electrical outlets, and cables that are connected to the computer.
- Do not use wipes containing sodium hypochlorite (bleach) or chlorine based solutions.
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- Use mild (non-ammonia-based & non-abrasive) cleaning solutions, and a damp lint-free, soft cloth or sponge to clean the painted surfaces.
- Put the cleaner onto the cloth, wait for it to absorb and squeeze out excess liquid.
- Wipe in a circular motion and remove any left-over cleaner from the surface.
- Rinse the sponge/cloth, squeeze out excess liquid, and wipe the cover again.
- Repeat process with dry cloth
- After the surface drcompletely, remove fibres
- Use mild (non-ammonia-based & non-abrasive) cleaning solutions, and a damp lint-free, soft cloth or sponge to clean the painted surfaces.- Put the cleaner onto the cloth, wait for it to absorb and ..
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- Put some isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free, soft cloth, and squeeze out excess liquid
- Wipe the keytop surface, ensuring no liquid drips on or between the keys
- Allow to dry.
- Never spray or pour any liquid cleaner directly on the LCD display or keyboard
- Try to use compressed air to remove crumbs and dust from beneath the keys.
- Do not use an air compressor.
- Put some isopropyl alcohol on a lint-free, soft cloth, and squeeze out excess liquid- Wipe the keytop surface, ensuring no liquid drips on or between the keys- Allow to dry.- Never spray or pour an..
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- Gently wipe the display with dry, lint-free, soft and/or anti-static LCD cleaning cloth.
- Wipe or dust the stain gently.
- For regid stain, moisten the cloth with water or a 50-50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water (distilled or deionised).
- Wring out the liquid and wipe the display again.
- Do not let any liquid drip into the computer.
- Allow the display to dry, then close the lid if the computer has one.

Note: Isopropyl Alcohol is a flammable liquid. Do not use this cleaner near an exposed flame or when the system is on.
- Gently wipe the display with dry, lint-free, soft and/or anti-static LCD cleaning cloth.- Wipe or dust the stain gently.- For regid stain, moisten the cloth with water or a 50-50 mixture of isoprop..
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- Make sure that tablets are powered off and kept away from power supplies before cleaning.
- Do not immerse tablets in any cleaning product.
- Only use soft cloth. Avoid using towels, tissues or other similar items.
- Do not wipe excessively to avoid scratches or damage.
- Unless specified otherwise, keep liquids away from tablets.
- Do not get the ports and sockets moist.
- Do not use any spray, bleach or abrasive products.
- Do not spray the cleanser directly on your tablet.
- When cleaning, please maintain a properly ventilated environment.
- Keep children away from wiping cloths that contain cleaning solvents or chemicals.
- Make sure that tablets are powered off and kept away from power supplies before cleaning.- Do not immerse tablets in any cleaning product.- Only use soft cloth. Avoid using towels, tissues or other..
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- Squeeze out excess liquid from the wipe or disinfecting cloth before using
- It is safe to use a disinfecting wipe designed for office/home use
- After disinfecting, try to follow the cleaning procedure from the wipe supplier to minimise chemical buildup of disinfectant residue.
- Always allow the computer to completely dry before using.
- Squeeze out excess liquid from the wipe or disinfecting cloth before using- It is safe to use a disinfecting wipe designed for office/home use- After disinfecting, try to follow the cleaning proced..
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Some disinfecting wipes (designed for medical use) may cause discolouration, harm surfaces, or even affect functionality of your device.

To minimise symptoms, follow these steps:
- Gently wipe the system thoroughly.
- Ensure no liquid drips into the computer.
- Do not wipe on connector pins.
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In some medical wipes, the chemical composition may vary. Depending on the chemicals, frequency, and duration of use, medical wipes may impact cosmetic appearance (like discoloration or paint bubbling) and system functionality (corrosion or function failure of electrical parts).

To minimise this risk, follow the wipes with following composition:
- Hydrogen peroxide wipes (such as Virox Accel wipes w/ a maximum of 0.5% hydrogen peroxide)
- Alcohol-based wipes (such as PDI Germicidal or B.Braun Meliseptol Wipes sensitive)
- Do not use wipes containing sodium hypochlorite (bleach)
- Wiping away residual solvent as soon as possible after the prescribed contact time
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