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.
In today’s fast moving world, we are being constantly challenged by stressors, such as work pressures, financial burdens, health issues and family obligations. Very rarely do we get a break long enough to relax and relieve the stress.
Technology has also changed the way the way we interact with each other, how we compile information, and our life styles. Change has become a constant and these changes will take place at a faster rate causing a tremendous amount of stress just to keep abreast of what’s happening.
Do you get the feeling that you are not getting enough work done at office ? You might be sitting late to catch up, while your friends and colleagues are able to finish and do not need to spend so much time working. Is it your fault or something else ?
Have you ever given thought as to what’s behind this lack of productivity? There are many possible options including maybe lack of required skills for the job, new technology, inefficient management and poor communication.
The working environment in these times is becoming an overload which often causes a distraction, as we struggle to cope with and focus on what is really important. The more focused we are, the more we can get done with a higher quality of work produced.
A basic method to increase quality of work is improving the ability to focus. Creating a sense of mindfulness of what one is doing helps to improve focus and at the same time increase the ability to produce meaningful accomplishments at the end of the day.
In the world today being a WINNER is a sign of success. On the other hand, if somebody fails or is unproductive in our society he or she is marked as being unsuccessful. But most people are somewhere in between winning and losing and end up by winning in some areas of their lives and not so much so in others. However, victory is the ultimate factor for most of us and we tend to live and die by it.
The taste of victory is sweet and there are many advantages of winning in a competition oriented society like ours. We only realize this when we taste the fruits of winning. These may include amongst others ….
In all work environments the pressures ebb and flow, during different times of the year, new product launches etc. other activities depending on the business and function you are working in. At times we feel that we are in control of our work and that’s good, but at other times we are lost when unexpected issues, setbacks or pressures from colleague’s absence may cause tensions and stress. It is in such scenarios that if you keep your focus and manage our productivity levels that you can easily come out on top.
Can being too complacent derail your career ? Think about it.
We all like to feel happy in our current jobs, wanting to come to work every morning, satisfied at work, thinking ourselves to be indispensable and apart from these we like to feel at ease with our boss, our colleagues and to enjoy ourselves if the company culture is conducive to doing so. So you may think that if you truly enjoy your work why you would even contemplate a change.
“TIME is of the essence” an English proverb which is very true. We have 24 hours in a day, so utilizing it to the maximum is of utmost importance. Be it at work or at home making the most of your time is critical in today’s fast moving world. What alternatives do we have ? There are two ways we can use to increase our productivity – either by putting in longer hours at work or by working smarter. I do not know about your thoughts, but I definitely prefer the latter.