12/22/2020

Don't Stop Until You Are Proud

To all of our partners. This is the year of change, yet again the year of opportunity! Unusual circumstances that were brought to us, shifted our everyday lives, and the way we operate business. When faced with such adversity, this only increased our...

12/08/2020

OIP Leadership as a Research Subject of a Master's Thesis

One of our team members Ilija Manasijevic who works at OIP as Underwriting Assistant, recently got his Master of Science (MSc) degree at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nis by defending his thesis with the highest grade. For his Master...

08/18/2020

Do What’s Right, Not What’s Easy - Ethics in Insurance

The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) is a world-class member service organization representing the entirety of the wholesale, specialty and surplus lines industry. The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association was formed in...

07/15/2020

Virtual Conventions - Yay or Nay?

As COVID-19 brought the digital revolution worldwide, it snagged the insurance industry as well. Conventions have been traditionally held face to face and we enjoyed them! With the travel bans, what now? Some organizations are still looking into ways...

06/30/2020

How COVID-19 Will Affect Some Prominent Emerging Trends

Every topic covered in 2020 has to do with the COVID-19 pandemic. A major event that will transform the way we live, we work and we travel is bound to be a central focus for all of us, especially now, as we live through it. From a perspective of emerging...

06/16/2020

Policy Issuance Done Right!

Policy issuance is a crucial and final step in the Quote/Bind/Issue process for any insurance policy. It both finalizes and formalizes all of the steps taken in the submission and quoting process. It should take into consideration all information gathered...

04/22/2020

Our Quarantine Top 10 Lists

We believe that by now you have the working from home part figured out, but what about filling in the rest of the time once you clock out from the working part of your day? Here are some lists of things you may find useful to discover in your leisure...

04/14/2020

Mind Games - Exercising Your Brain While Working from Home

Sitting at home can be creative, can you believe it?! Try these games that tap your innate genius to build a happy and resilient brain. When we play games, we tackle challenges with more determination and more optimism. For an Open Mind, play: Palms...

04/10/2020

How To Make Natural Easter Egg Dye At Home

Easter and decorated eggs - you can't have one without the other. This year, we suggest you use the best out of the current situation and ditch the fake stuff by dyeing your brown or white eggs the old-fashioned way: with food you already have in your...

04/01/2020

Nourishing Mental Health in Home Office

Taking care of your mental health is just as important as physical activity and eating nourishing food while adapting to the new daily routine. Here are some adjustments you might consider implementing.  1. Create a routine and stick to the schedule The...

03/26/2020

Tips from OIP COVID-19 Work Group

To ensure business continuity, OIP has formed the COVID-19 work group even before the outbreak, making a smooth transition to remote working. We can all vouch for how great of a job they all did! Two members of this group, Vanja and Snezana, shared their...

03/24/2020

Working Remotely - Dos and Don'ts

Hello OIP,  By now, you have all probably settled in your home offices and grown accustomed to your new remote reality. However, it doesn’t hurt to share a few tips on the challenges of working in the same place where you sleep. Therefore, here...

03/20/2020

Working From Home - How To Adapt?

Dear colleagues,In the light of the current situation in the world with COVID-19, remote working has become a business necessity for the majority of companies worldwide. There are multiple benefits for employees with home office setup, which include more...

03/11/2020

The Art of Multitasking

Multitasking = Piling on the work to the point of exhaustion?!  No! It’s about training the brain to channel energy and to actually mentally slow down to accomplish more in less time. Practice how to multitask Look at all the things you...

01/24/2020

Color Your Year

Did you know that certain colors can help with concentration, attention span and, hence, facilitate memory retention and learning? According to a study at the University of British Columbia, Red and Blue colors are the best for enhancing cognitive...

11/05/2019

The Relationship Between Stress and Performance

Have you heard of Yerkes–Dodson Law? It states that performance and stress (arousal) are directly related. Arousal levels help us to focus our attention and motivation on the task at hand, but only until an optimum point - when levels of arousal...

10/03/2019

The Advantages of Commuting

On average, people spend between 20 and 40 hours a month commuting. Have you thought about it?  Besides listening to music, reading the news or simply enjoying the scenery, you can fulfill that time in many other creative ways! Learn a new...

09/02/2019

Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader

Wow! Just six minutes of reading daily can relax your body and help reduce stress levels by up to 60 percent! That's 68% better than listening to music, 100% better than drinking tea, and 300% better than going for a walk! There's even a term for using...

08/02/2019

Quality Always Comes First!

A quality circle is a group of workers who do the same or similar work, and who meet to identify, analyze and solve quality-related problems. Which advice would you share with your team members in order to improve team performance? Kaoru Ishikawa...

07/02/2019

Communicate Like a Pro

"Who are you with? - I am here with my friends. - What I meant was, where do you work?’’ How many times has a similar situation happened to you, and afterward you felt a bit embarrassed? The semantic barrier is one of the most common barriers....

06/03/2019

Make Mondays Easier

Mondays are called 'manic' ever since the 80s (which was before many of our employees were born). Sharing is caring, so here is the list of things I do to get to everything I am expected to. Inbox Zero - Those who don’t follow this will usually say...

05/23/2019

OIP Story

Do You know what happened in 1888, in Salt Lake City, Utah? Frank Edward McGurrin, a court stenographer, invented touch typing - typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. Put fingers on a keyboard and keep trying - you will be faster...

03/06/2019

The 10 Year Challenge in Insurance

The #10YearChallenge is sweeping across the web. It cannot be avoided, and it does allow all those who participate to take stock of the changes that have occurred to them over the past 10 years. It’s a trend - and since the insurance industry follows,...