A POSITIVE MINDSET in difficult times

We often face trouble keeping ourselves going and moving forward with a positive outlook, during difficult times. Living in an environment which is filled with anxiety and stress due to the calamity we all are having to endure and trying to keep ourselves motivated and positive is not easy and sometimes requires a lot of effort from us.

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FEEDBACK – its impact on motivation

The sudden change and in many cases overnight shift from working in an office environment to staying at and working from home, may have had a major impact on our lives.  Especially in some countries where the trend of working from home had not even started, many of us have been facing challenges in adjusting to and accepting this new norm.

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Productivity Skills – for success

The highly competitive workplace we may be in today is focused on results. In the modern place of work, our value to the organization is measured not by the qualifying skills we may possess but by how productive we are and the results we produce on the job. There are only a defined number of hours we can work so making the best use of this time is critical.

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WORKING FROM HOME – Pros & Cons

It may sound attractive, but in real terms working from home is pretty challenging. With shelter-in place, curfews or other restrictions in place due to the pandemic, employers across the world are adapting protocols for remote working. We need to keep our economies moving and to do this teleworking is a priority for all.

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COMMUNICATION – A critical skill for remote working

As the pandemic is shaking our global economy and is also disrupting the way we all live, work and conduct our business, many rapid changes are taking place. Trends which had started a few years ago such as telecommuting, telemedicine, online shopping, home delivery services etc are also expanding and increasing very rapidly.  Even in business, possessing the ability to team up and collaborate effectively while being far apart, is very vital for success.

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SKILLS for job success

The world is changing rapidly and new technology and automation is constantly altering job requirements. Due to these factors it is essential that employees stay in a learning mode and update their skills to meet current requirements. Many of us disregard the development of our important soft skills when the necessity for focusing on hard skills is more urgent. We need to realize that our ongoing career success depends on a balanced mixture of the two.

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TALKING – so people listen to you

TalkingThe manner in which we talk to people has a big impact on whether they accept our feedback or close their minds to it. This applies to all walks of our life be it at work in our role as a manager, leader, or as a colleague. It also applies to our closer inner circle of family or friends.

Quite often you may feel that you are being ignored when you are saying something. At work you may be speaking to colleagues but they are not paying attention. You may try to put forward an idea but nothing happens – then someone else comes out with something and their ideas are noticed and accepted. Later you may confide in a friend that you were ignored although you may be feeling that your proposal had more weight in it.

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Communicate – communicate – communicate

communicateIn today’s world communication is an essential tool which helps an organization to achieve productivity and maintain strong working relationships at all levels.

Those employer who invests time in communicating with employees will build up levels of trust which in turn, leads to increase in productivity and morale. While poor communication inevitably leads to demotivated employees who may question their own abilities and inevitably the organization. So, how can organizations improve and enhance their communication ?

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