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.
Good relationships at work can make all the difference to our experience at the workplace. When we maintain congenial relationships with co-workers it helps us get our work done more smoothly, we enjoy our work more and it even motivates us to keep going despite obstacles and challenges. On the contrary, when working relationships are unpleasant, not only is it more difficult to get things done, but it also creates a negative atmosphere which affects our mood and productivity and even motivation to work.
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.
Performance appraisals are never the best time of the year. Often we only get a glimpse into one side of the story - either the manager's or the employee's side. This article gives you a glimpse into the side that you do not know about.
Balancing work and home
Striking a balance between work and home is one of the most fundamental prerequisites for leading a happy life. There is no one strategy that we all can use which will help us magically strike a balance between these two aspects of our lives. Here are some suggestions to help find and strike a healthy balance.
Fear of Speaking in Public
Do you dread having to do a formal presentation? Does the thought of speaking in meetings make you nervous? You are not alone! More than 80% of the population feels anxious when they speak to an audience.
Giving negative feedback is dreaded in the personal and professional contexts. Lack of sensitivity and skills in giving constructive feedback can result in feelings of dissatisfaction, unhappiness, resentment, and/or discouragement, none of which serve the purpose for which feedback is intended.
Wishing For A Perfect Boss?
Who is a perfect boss: the one who is cheerful, professional, experienced and fair. But in reality this does not exist. Building a productive working relationship with the existing imperfect boss is a more practical solution.
Previously, the norm was that you had a job for life. Today we are in the transitory phase with global transformations and economic fluctuations requiring speedy adjustments. Most businesses today must continually make changes to remain competitive. Downsizings are almost routine and being laid off does not have to reduce your employability -- unless you let it.
Shift work and its impact on health
With the increasing presence of call centres and other BPOs, the number of people working in shifts, especially night shifts, have increased. There are many physical and psychological implications of working in shifts. Understanding these implications and practicing skills to cope with them will help lead healthier lives.