Having a corner seat in the office has been one of the most cherished achievements in an employee’s life, a desk, which has a good, view and can comfortably seat the incumbent for eight to ten hours daily. Did you know that, having a permanent seat in the office might be doing more harm to your health than what you have envisaged. The peril of being fixated to the office seat came into limelight after James Levine, a Scientist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, reported in 2006 that sitting down for too long isn't just bad for you, it can also kill you
Below are the sleep habits of 21 highly successful people throughout history. Not everyone keeps “normal” hours, as is shown, but it’s important to do what feels right for you, tweaking your pattern as needed.
Immediate joining should ring an alarm bell, it a sign that some one just walked out of the job without serving the notice period. In normal circumstances this is rare, people do not like walking away unless the place is making them go mad.
Creating an organization that is free of toxic political behavior is likely an unattainable goal; it is within your reach to mitigate the conditions that allow such activity to thrive. As a manager you need to be aware of the factors that are the primary drivers in creating a consistently effective environment that mitigates political behaviors.
According to the Greek mythological legend, Mentor, a friend and counselor to Odysseus was entrusted with the education of Odysseus’ s son, Telemachus. As a trusted senior adviser, Mentor was responsible for raising Telemachus and instructing him in the ways of the world. Today the term Mentor has come to mean a person who takes [...]
One of the biggest hurdles in career planning is the fact that careers are lifelong events. Short-term plans are needed to be on track however one must be able to improvise and plan for future as well.
Most of us underestimate change and when it engulfs our careers, we repent and blame the environment or our managers. Run for your life and be prepared to be nuked, if the following symptoms are common in your in your working style.
Creating goals is not incredibly difficult; in fact anyone can do it, although unfortunately, not enough people do it. The real game starts after you have set your goals and it tests your energy, enthusiasm and your resolve to make it happen. After you have set your goals, following this three-step process can help you [...]
Individuals and groups write action plans as a record of how they intend to use the training imparted to them in future. It is often helpful to use a series of headings or prompt questions to assist in formulations of action plans, as these can help in focusing attention on particular areas of action appropriate to the circumstances.
During the review, a managerial candidate is introduced by his/ her reporting manager and other senior members of the management team are invited to share their views on the candidate’s competencies and leadership potential. These discussions can exert a major influence on the manager’s future career progression. It’s at this point that having support and sponsorship of your senior management team can have a crucial and positive effect on your career trajectory.
“…A good leader does not become so based on what he says. He becomes so based on what he does. Followers or peers will watch you and make impression about your leadership ability based on your actions and not on your speeches. Any ‘saying-doing gap’ and the leader will lose credibility. Gandhi will remain as one of the best leaders in world’s history as there was no saying-doing gap.
In order to synthesize ideas, creative people have to apportion a part of their time to study issues in depth, bounce off their thoughts with others, and look for parallels in other ecosystems. Naturally creative people are wired to think in contrasts when they are confronted with a problem
Widespread changes in the organizational environment have led to fundamental changes in how work gets done. Team members are highly interdependent on each other to get the work done. Thus, a managers task has become even more difficult with these changes and he/ she gets pushed from both the sides. To simplify your work life,these [...]
Traditionally team members get selected by matching individual demographic characteristics (training, rank, experience) to generically functional roles and known project requirements. Team composition should reflect the full range of performance requirements mandated by both the team task itself and the collaborative quality of teamwork needed by the project.