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There is no particular set of rules that one should follow in motivating employees. We each have our own driving force when it comes to doing an excellent job at work. A working mother could be motivated by her children, who serve as her inspiration to succeed. A trainee who is fresh out of college is motivated by the compulsion to learn and climb to the top. A long-time company employee will get motivated to perform well so that he or she...
Do you know that you get 80% of your results from just 20% of your time and effort and consequently 80% of your time is virtually wasted on non productive activities? Once you realize this it is easy to take advantage and either reduce the hours you work or significantly improve your productivity. The 80-20 rule was first discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto a hundred years ago. Using this knowledge is incredibly powerful...
We spend many hours at work each week. Those who work from home may have doubled, if not tripled, their working hours since Covid. It is a fact that many of us spend more time at work than with our families. We should value that time beyond our salaries if we want to be contented and fulfilled. Engaging in our work is important to us. The work we desire should be enjoyable, meaningful, and stimulating. Engaged employees are more...
When a manager enters the office, he has the power to positively affect the day's outlook of the entire staff. Words, gestures, and even the expression on your face can make a huge difference in how an employee perceives your opinion of them. These unconscious actions convey your gratitude to an employee and your respect for their contributions to the company. The key to maintaining maximum employee morale and motivation is letting the...
Yes, it’s ok to allow yourself the luxury of being enthusiastic, light hearted, inspired, relaxed and happy at workplace. If you don’t do this, you are self-denying your true potential. Unfortunately, many people think that a happy demeanor at office would appear ‘Strong’ and ‘out of place’ to other people including coworker, clients and employee. Often they wrongly assumed that if someone is looking...
Your employees are the biggest asset you have. Their performance and attitude can result in the success or failure of your business. The most difficult part of any manager’s job is people management. He or she is required to lead, motivate, train, inspire, and encourage. On the other hand, he or she is also responsible for hiring, firing, disciplining, training and evaluating. These functions seem to be at odds, but a successful...
Creating a personal development plan can transform an individual’s life. It can help a person get in touch with their internal feelings, determine exactly who they want to be, and how they want to live their life. A personal development plan is often used by younger individuals that are constantly bombarded by peer pressure. However, adults can benefit greatly by creating their own personal development plan, to take the single step...
Personal development can be a big boost to professional development and can greatly help in advancing careers. While professional development does take a halt after obtaining the required qualifications and training, personal development is a lifelong journey and can only help you to improve relationships. Starting Out on Personal Development Personal development need not be undertaken just to boost a career. It can also help you...
When applying for jobs, it is important that you read through the job description thoroughly before submitting your application. A lot of what employers are actually looking for in their potential associate is written right in the job description and requirements. In fact, you should review your resume against the requirements listed in order to make sure you have covered everything the employer is looking for. If you can address all the...
One of the most ignored aspects of working at home is safety. Business offices go to all sorts of lengths to avoid any injury or harm to their workers (they don't want to get sued, after all). Meanwhile, you might not even know that it's possible to injure yourself with nothing more than office equipment. If you're going to avoid a lot of pain in your future, you need to read up on home office safety now. Your Chair The chances are...
Are you in the process of finding a new job? If you are, you will likely have a number of job interviews coming up in the next few weeks or months. Job interviews, although nerve-wracking, are often a lot easier than originally thought. With that in mind, there are preparation steps that you can and should take to ensure that your next job interview is a successful one. One of the most important tips that you can remember, when looking to...
With the economy the way it is, mostly due to COVID-19, many people are finding themselves laid off and looking for work. Others may have just completed their education or training, but are struggling to compete with thousands of other job seekers for the limited number of job openings out there. It definitely helps your chances to have extensive schooling, training, and experience in your chosen field, but what happens when an employer...