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Workplaces are increasingly designed to foster teamwork, guided by beliefs such as these:
Open plan offices and group brainstorming sessions are physical manifestations of this mindset. The problem is, they may actually decrease productivity, particularly for introverts. To understand why, we must understand the drivers of introversion.
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Culture facilitates communication and communication facilitates culture. An 'open' workspace ensure both ways.
The modern workplace is not for the introverts
Forget that title! Introverts who perform are most welcome in modern workplaces. They need to ensure they are spending time building relationships and are getting their views heard by others. At the same time, extroverts need to ensure they are not hogging all the space in the conversation or dominating groups when they lack sufficient knowledge. A modern workplace also is an inclusive one.
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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
Some days you wake up motivated and ready to go.On some days things feel heavy and it is hard to get going and find that inner drive.
And there are often roadblocks, plateaus and valleys along the way towards what you want where you can fall into a slump. Or get lost in a rut.
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing that’s why we recommend it daily. Some days you wake up motivated and ready to go.
Wow, that is what I call a really motivating article! Sure we need constant motivation, and if appreciation and praise are motiviating, then it could be at times difficult to receive them all the time, so it is important to learn some important ways to self-motivate ourselves. This article tells us how to do it by asking ourselves some importand questions!
While times may still be tough at many of the nation's small businesses, more of them still plan to shell out for holiday parties and year-end gifts than in previous years.
According to a new Career Building survey, 59% of businesses are planning to host a holiday party this year, and 45 percent will be handing out year-end bonuses. If you're sitting on a few extra pennies this year, and you want to show your employees some love, here are some dos and dont's
Most companies plan to throw holiday parties and some will dish out year-end bonuses. Here's how to pull off either without a hitch.
The role of co-workers in employee happiness continues to grow along with the need for increased transparency. Investors and efficient capital markets demand transparency and employees want the same from their leaders. An important part of transparency, is the communication and understanding of the company’s vision, mission, and values.
As the workplace becomes increasingly flat and decentralised, this puts a premium on stronger employee-to-employee relationships. HR and team leaders must prioritise recruiting talent that is collaborative and team-oriented.
Management transparency is the top factor when determining employee happiness. This finding surprised us too, with management transparency coming in at an extremely high correlation coefficient of .93 with employee happiness.
Employee Engagement Survey: Engaging Employees for Happier Companies | #iinov8u #careers #engagement
What makes the ideal leader tick? Empires, organisations and businesses are built on these naturally motivated individuals. Countless books, seminars and courses offer to teach skills behind leadership but why does there seem to be such a shortage of ideal ones in the workplace?
Coming from a diverse work, education and social background, I know and can appreciate that ideal leaders aren’t bred in the classroom, nor do they spontaneously walk out of a seminar with these qualities. They make these ingredients a part of themselves, a persona and lifelong dedication to better their own skill set and causing inspiration around them.
What makes the ideal leader tick? Empires, organisations and businesses are built on these naturally motivated individuals.
Culture is critically important to business success around the world. That was the response from an overwhelming 84 percent of the more than 2,200 participants in our 2013 Culture and Change Management Survey. The survey, conducted by the Katzenbach Center at Booz & Company, was undertaken to better understand global perceptions of culture, its impact on change, and the main barriers to successful, sustainable transformation.
In addition to culture’s critical role in the overall success of an organization, survey responses suggest strong correlations between the success of change programs and whether culture was leveraged in the change process.
The 2013 Culture and Change Management Survey looks at global perceptions of culture, its impact on change, and the barriers to successful transformation.
Surviving the ups, downs, and lightning storms of other people’s moodiness can be quite a challenge. It’s important, though, to remember that some moody, negative people may be going through a difficult stage in their lives. They may be ill, chronically worried, or lacking what they need in terms of love and emotional support. Such people need to be listened to, supported, and cared for (although whatever the cause of their moodiness and negativity, you may still need to protect yourself from their behavior at times).
Don’t let toxic people rent space in your head.
I guess this is really interesting. We all come across "Toxic People" and learning to go around them or humoring them is very important if we want to make life more smooth! This is true at our place of work, and perhaps in our inner circle of friends and family too!
Very helpfull in todays world as a small business owner
Palms sweaty. Heart racing. You know the feeling. Whether it’s five people or 50, public speaking is a gut-wrenching experience for most of us.
Before co-founding ooomf, the author had a huge fear of speaking in public. Any time he had to present something in front of more than a handful of people, his stomach would turn to knots and his throat would get so tight he wouldn’t be able to speak.
The reality is, if you’re planning on presenting pretty much anything in your life (which you most likely will), you’ll need to be able to effectively communicate your ideas in front of at least a few people.
Technology giant Google has always been known for its inspiring workplaces which are geared towards fostering creativity. Many start-ups have since gone on to replicate the look, Google’s unconventional approach to the workplace also extends to how it manages people. The New York Times recently covered Google’s practice of recruitment and management policies. Two things stand out.
The first is how they identified good managers. The second was that when it came to engineers, formal qualifications meant very little.
Every entrepreneur, almost by definition, sets out to change something--an inefficient market, a previously unsolvable customer problem, an ossified internal culture. Compared to what Nelson Mandela changed in his country’s political arena all that seems rather petty. But what allowed him to succeed against utterly improbable odds were the same characteristics that you need to employ in effecting lasting change in your business arena. Leading through change takes earned authority, authenticity, commitment, mastery of communication and consistency of message.
It's hard enough to change a small company, but Mandela transformed an entire continent. Here's what gave him the authority to do it.
When I think of Mandela I also think of perseverance and stead-fast faith.
What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story. Our emotional intelligence -- the way we manage emotions, both our own and those of others -- can play a critical role in determining our happiness and success.
Plato said that all learning has some emotional basis, and he may be right. The way we interact with and regulate our emotions has repercussions in nearly every aspect of our lives. To put it in colloquial terms, emotional intelligence (EQ) is like "street smarts," as opposed to "book smarts," and it's what accounts for a great deal of one's ability to navigate life effectively.
What makes some people more successful in work and life than others? IQ and work ethic are important, but they don't tell the whole story.
A CEO and the HR function are uniquely, inexorably linked. HR actively touches every element and person in an organization. The CEO is the one person accountable for keeping all company functions aligned and moving in the right direction. And because the CEO is also the only individual who touches every element and person in an organization,
HR should be the conduit that helps or hinders these vital connections.
HR is a reflection of how a CEO sees his/her role in leading the organization’s people and culture.
If the CEO isn't accountable for a company's people and culture, who is?
It doesn’t take long for reality to set in before new managers realize that leading people is a whole new ballgame. What made them successful as individual contributors will not ensure their success as managers.
Upon promotion to a supervisory position, all first-time leaders should be issued the New Manager’s Survival Kit. This metaphorical kit includes the basic items a new manager needs to survive the transition from being an individual contributor to a people manager. This kit doesn’t include everything a new manager needs to succeed on the job just a few essential emergency relief items.
Stepping into a management role for the first time is a daunting task for anyone. Most new managers are eager to make their mark as leaders and approach their supervisory opportunity with verve.
There is nothing more powerful than employees’ passion and initiative to make customers happy to spark long-lasting word of mouth about your brand. Your company is truly only as great as the people who embody the mission of your organisation, those who go above and beyond to see the company succeed and to make your customers happy. The brands that understand this fundamental principle empower their employees.
There is nothing more powerful than employees’ passion and initiative to make customers happy to spark long-lasting word of mouth about your brand.
This goes for Any Business that you are in today.
On a typical workday morning, if you’re like most people, you don’t wake up naturally. Instead, the ring of an alarm clock probably jerks you out of sleep. Depending on when you went to bed, what day of the week it is, and how deeply you were sleeping, you may not understand where you are, or why there’s an infernal chiming sound. Then you throw out your arm and hit the snooze button, silencing the noise for at least a few moments.
Just another couple of minutes, you think. Then maybe a few minutes more.
Drifting off after an alarm can leave you more tired, not less. Could there be a better way to feel rested?
Proven negotiation strategies was one of the most popular topics in the recent Red Shoe Movement event in NYC. Among the many questions asked during two rounds of this topic, negotiating salary was the one we spent most time on.
Participants were concerned about how to have a conversation about salary and benefits.
From Negotiating Salary to the impact of stereotypes and how to come across strong without sounding aggressive, this article covers it all.
Why shouldn't 2014 be your best year yet? It's a new start. Sure there will be challenges, but all in all things are moving along well enough for any smart person to take on the world, and achieve success and happiness.
Don't wait until the parties are done and the relatives have left to start readying for the joy and adventure that awaits you in less than 30 days. With a few simple actions you'll be ready to march into the New Year with purpose and resolve. Here is a list of things you can do right now to help make 2014 your greatest year ever.
Want next year to be amazing? Take action now. Here are seven actions for today that are sure to bring you joy and success in 2014.
I was told never put off tomorrow what could be done today. I now know that tomorrow isnt promised to anyone. I believe we all know this but many times forget. My new motto for every area of my life in 2014 is to live for today the right now moment. Dont miss your moment. Who's with me!!!!!!!!!
I was told never to put off tomorrow what could be done today. Due to tomorrow is never promised. We all may already know this BUT many times WE forget. My new motto for 2014 is to live for today not tomorrow. I know that I have people to meet ,homes to sell and businessess to open. I just LOVE LOVE LOVE nike's motto JUST DO IT. I hope that everyone is making this day the best day ever!!!!!!
As the world mourns the loss of Nelson Mandela and commemorates his greatness as a leader, we would do well to remember that one of the many hallmarks of his leadership was trust. The greatest leaders in the world gravitated toward Mr. Mandela because he was genuinely trustworthy and his purpose was to support peace, prosperity and unity not only in South Africa – but throughout the world. Mandela was able to lead people in ways that many find impossible to do. As he famously said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
Unfortunately, trust is in rare supply these days. People are having trouble trusting each other, according to an AP-GfK poll conducted in November 2013, which found that Americans are suspicious of each other in their everyday encounters.
Trust is the foundation on which every accomplishment is built.
The quality of leadership and management has a great deal to do with low levels of employee engagement. Here are some ideas to consider that make a difference.
Welcome to the 13th annual edition of strategy+business’s best business books. Every year they strive to assemble a reading list that will not only engross and entertain you, but also provide concepts, tools, and insights that can help you lead your company to a better future.
This year’s best business books section includes seven essays by expert guides.
Booz & Co's annual review of the year’s best business books.
Really best business book till now..VIsit Vaango.in
This year I discovered The Challenger Sale and it helped me turn a very important corner in my business. It's not on this list, but I think it should be. What business books have you read that stuck in your head and changed the way you do things?
Americans have long been told that routinely eating breakfast is a simple habit that helps prevent weight gain.
Skipping breakfast, the thinking goes, increases hunger throughout the day, making people overeat and seek out snacks to compensate for missing that first – and some would say most important – meal of the day.
“Eating a healthy breakfast is a good way to start the day,” according to the Web site of the United States surgeon general, “and may be important in achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.”
But new research shows that despite the conventional weight-loss wisdom, the idea that eating breakfast helps you lose weight stems largely from misconstrued studies.
Despite the conventional weight-loss wisdom, the idea that eating breakfast helps you lose weight stems largely from misconstrued studies, new research shows.
If you want to be an active, energetic person, that is successful in your business, there is an essential key factor that will really help you achieving those goals you have set to yourself: a good night sleep. This may just sound common sense, but there is actually loads of new research coming out that evidences the benefits of regular seven to nine hour sleep. Even though everyone knows about the need of a full night sleep, unfortunately we are still trying to get rid of a strongly entrenched trend in society that for decades has confused sleeplessness with vitality and high performance, particularly in the corporate cultures. Who doesn´t know (or hasn´t identified with) the ambitious person who works all the time, sleeps five to six hours a day for weeks in a row, and is addicted to cups of coffee (the world’s second-most widely sold commodity, after oil) ?
A good night sleep enables a person's brain to relax and recover from stressful thinking due to a very heavy work load. As they said, lack of sleep can cause various psychological effects towards attitude and behavioral activity.
A business minded person somehow can sacrifice his/her time from sleeping but sacrificing that is done everytime is not good towards health and mental health. So be cautious of budgeting time if you want to have a successful career towards business.
If in case you have problems with sleeping patterns and observe slight changes towards your attitude you can do some research to overcome this kind of situation. But if you don't have spare time researching and reading articles online you can consult to a psychologist who can manage and let you fully understand the concept of your problem and aids to help you over come such.
A good psychologist in Delaware that can help you with this kind of situation is Dr. Carl Shekhar. View her webpage to know more details about this certified psychologist in Delaware: www.CarolGrahamShekhar.com
7-9 hours a night recommended.
You're probably listening to music in your headphones at work right now. Whether you are powering through your to-do list or brainstorming creative ideas, here is how the tunes you are playing affect how your brain works.
This is interesting! I thought that listening to loud music improved my concentration while studying, but then I guess this was a fallacy. Some of the beliefs proved wrong in this article are as follows:1 When it comes to creative work, loud music may not be the best option. 2
sometimes we can understand the emotions of a piece of music without actually feeling them. 3 Drivers made more mistakes and drove more aggressively when listening to their own choice of music.
These are some surprising revelations which force us to think more about listening to music-it doesn't mean I will stop listening to music, rather it is about being more careful while driving and listening to music, and yes, this is important for all students!
For some reason, I am in love with this article. Belle Beth Copper is a content crafter at Buffer. Co-founder of Hello Code. Copper quote's Friedrich Nietzsche saying "without music, life would be a mistake." She uses ethos in the first parts of the article. She state how our emotions are affected by our music. She gives eight statements and explain in detailed each. The eight statement are:
1.) Music is a big part of our lives.
2.) Ambient noise can improve creativity.
3.) Our music choices can predict our personality.
4.) Music can significantly distract us while driving.
5.) Music training can improve our reasoning skills.
6.) Classical music can improve visual attention.
7.) One side Phone calls are more distracting than normal conversation.
8.)Music help us exercise.
This article goes in detail with each statements.
We all know through personal experience, that certain music will make us feel a certain way. It would be area that could have further exploration, and refining to help more people.
As the world increasingly looks for a workforce built on intellectual property and creativity, it’s important to consider the merits of our educational system. There is growing evidence that entrepreneurship and small business ownership characterize the way to economic prosperity. This raises the question: Can entrepreneurship be taught? As a result, I am asked more and more frequently how I “did it.”
Other entrepreneurs have used their college years to meet the people who would eventually be their business partners. Facebook, Microsoft, reddit, WordPress and Yahoo! were all conceived in college dorm rooms.
College degree no long ensure lifetime success.
A most interesting article that throws some light on why so many highly educated people with degrees continue to be unemployed today. Unfortunately, having a degree may not necessarily promise a commensurate employment. Many people go for a formal degree course which is totally inapprorpriate for the jobs they have in mind. Take for example the instance of a students completing his degree course in Medicine, only to take up a career in the Civlil Services to become a Sub-Divisional Magistrate, or a Science Graduate deciding to take up a career in Sales! If a person does his Doctorate in Philosophy, then he would expect to get the job of a lecturer or a professor and not a Janitor? Perhaps a person who was not interested in a white collar job and rather a technical job could as well have done a vocational course, earned a diploma and then moved on in life!
Is happiness just a natural state some of us are born into (and others are not)? Is it a matter of luck? Nope, say social scientists, to a large degree happiness is a matter of good mental habits.
That’s great news, of course, for those of us who want to improve our well being (honestly, who doesn’t?), but it also raises a serious question: What’s the best way to go about training yourself to be happier. Startup Happify aims to be the answer to that question.
If you’re struggling with personal issues or stress at home, Happify may be one answer
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Gen Y Australians have been maligned for being self-centred and materialistic. Now, new travel research about the under 34s has revealed that on business trips they are also spendthrifts with the boss's money.
They'll splash out with their corporate cards on luxury purchases such as flight upgrades, room service and expensive meals, according to research by online travel company Expedia and corporate travel specialist Egencia.
The research shows that Gen Ys, known as millennials, are travelling more for business than pleasure. They take an average of five business trips a year at an average of two days each – and only three personal trips.
This compares with travellers aged over 35 who average two work-related trips and three for personal reasons.
Whether your audience is your boss, your banker, a small team of direct reports, a ballroom full of conference attendees, or thousands of people worldwide connected via teleconference, your success depends on being able to make a great presentation.
Great presentations are well-organized, flow logically from one idea to another, and ultimately leave the audience leave feeling rewarded and enlightened. All well and good, but if you don’t hook your audience in the first 30 seconds, all your careful preparation may be for naught. Therefore you have to begin with a bang! A television commercial has only 30 seconds to grab your attention; the same is true for you and your presentation.
You want your audience to hang on every word. To make that happen, you have to be sure you win them over in the first 30 seconds of your presentation.
Nothing new here but practical and well written.
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