RAK Movement – Random Acts of Kindness. Pick one.

  1. Go out of your way to thank someone today!
  2. Make a conscious effort to recycle
  3. Bake something for your family/friends
  4. Send a thank you card to someone who has made a difference in your life (a friend, family member, teacher etc.)
  5. Offer to help your neighbours/friends with chores
  6. Good servicing requires a lot of effort; tip them!
  7. Forgive someone who has wronged you
  8. Make a hot beverage for a friend/family
  9. Write a complimentary note for someone
  10. We walk past homeless people every day; can you spare them 5 minutes of your time?
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Bengaluru-based HR-tech startup UpYourGame aims to solve the problem of attrition at companies by addressing ‘performance management’ with an AI and ML-based enterprise solution. Founded in late-2017 in Dubai by Kishore Chand, Sofia Chand, Amogh Kamath and Tejas Kamath — folks with degrees and decade-long work stints in HR.