Being \"yourself\" in the Workplace
Most of us spend a large part of our life at work and therefore being yourself at the workplace is pivotal to maximize your work potential, health and happiness. But what if you feel like you have to hide a very critical part of what defines you? Your gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, caste or a disability to get social acceptance. Read on to find out the struggle and dilemma one could go through in such a situation and thereby, the impact on the workplace..
Networking - An Essential Skill for Women
Why Network? Various studies indicate that in order to be successful, whether it is working for a company or managing one's own business, the ability to develop relationships across gender, race, and economic class does determine an individual's success, both professionally and personally.
How I Achieve Balance
In our rush "to get it all done" at work and at home, it's easy to forget that by doing so our stress level escalates and our productivity plummets. Stress is the antithesis of work life balance. While we all need a certain amount of stress to motivate us and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: balance. This article tells you more on this...
How to Achieve Fiscal Fitness
Not a day goes by when we are not reminded of the virtues of remaining physically fit and healthy. But with the pitfalls of modern economy, getting ‘Fiscally Fit' might be an even greater necessity. Here are some specific suggestions for improving personal finances.
What is Stress?
Stress is your body's way of responding to any kind of demand. It can be caused by both good and bad experiences. This article discusses different causes of stress, how stress affects you, the difference between 'good' or 'positive' stress and 'bad' or 'negative' stress, and some common facts about how stress affects people today.
Setting Goals for Yourself
Do you find yourself wanting to achieve things but never getting down to doing it, making resolutions that never seem to materialize? Whether you are thinking about losing weight, spending more time with your family or quitting smoking; if you want to succeed, you need to set goals.
Self-Confidence at Work
Self-Confidence is vitally important to our success at work. It directly affects not only our level of performance, but also reflects in our interactions with colleagues, clients, as well as bosses. This can have a huge effect on our relationships at work and our growth and success in our career. Here is what you can do to improve your self confidence.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse : What a Manager Can Do?
Excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs not only harms the individual concerned, but also affects his work. Performance goes down and often absenteeism and late-coming increases. There are chances of inappropriate behaviour that could affect the rest of the team, and various disciplinary issues may arise. With all these negative effects, a company cannot afford to ignore the problem.
Success at work
No matter what your career, you cannot avoid other people. Every career requires you to work with people for one or the other reason. In order to be truly successful at your work, people skills are important along with technical knowlegde and experience.
People Skills at the Workplace
32 year old Shiamak is brilliant, creative, energetic and aggressive. A financial and strategic genius is what some would call him. Despite his brilliance and talent Shiamak is perceived by his peers and subordinates as self promoting, remote and intolerant. Relationships with his peers and subordinates were not a priority with him. He has just discovered a major production setback in an extensively publicized new product. Thousands of orders have been delayed, angry customers are furious and who knows how this news will affect the company's stocks. Things would not have reached such a crisis for Shiamak, if he had understood the value of building relationship with his peers and had his subordinates found him approachable, he might have been able to appreciate the cross-functional challenges of developing this particular product. Like so many other talented people he lacks the emotional competencies that would help him work better as a team.