What Employee Engagement Means For Millennials

What Employee Engagement Means For Millennials

There are only three measurements that tell you nearly everything you need to know about your organization’s overall performance: employee engagement, customer satisfaction, and cash flow. – Jack Welch

The shape of workforce demographics has undergone a vast shift in the recent decade, globally. Understandably, career aspirations, interests and trajectories have seen a marked transformation as a result of heightened global connectivity and the significant rise of a segment of job seekers known as the ‘Millennials’. (more…)

Letting Go Of Stress At Work

Letting Go Of Stress At Work

You have grabbed your daily energizing cup of coffee from the local barista, wolfed down breakfast on the way to the barista and are now maneuvering your car out of the parking lot to tactfully beat the morning rush hour-by 2 minutes! You almost feel victorious, when you witness a road-sign “DIVERSION! WORK-IN-PROGRESS-TURN LEFT” on the highway close to your place. This is almost the right time for the stress hormone-cortisol, in your body to go in an overdrive.

Stress can manifest itself in varied forms and at the oddest of times. And when it does, the overwhelming tightening of our insides makes us wonder- “Why me?”. (more…)

5 Exercises To Build Trust At Work

5 Exercises To Build Trust At Work

Trust is as important as it is uncommon in today’s world.
From Photoshopped selfies, misleading advertising, to large-scale business scams, trust is in short supply.

In any relationship, the absence of trust results in uncertainty, insecurity and a grave sense of vulnerability. Despite being well-recognized as the foundation of all good relationships and effective management, statistics paint a dismal picture of the prevalence of trust: Forbes reports 70% of employees in the US are disengaged or without a connect to their workplace. The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer also reported high global apathy regarding the ethics of the business world. (more…)

How Important Is Emotional Intelligence In A Workplace

Let us first understand – What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Imagine if you couldn’t understand when your co-worker was angry or when your friend was sad. This ability is referred as Emotional Intelligence. In the simplest terms, emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to perceive, control and evaluate emotions. There are several schools of thought regarding the origin of EQ. While some give EQ importance over IQ and suggest emotional intelligence can be learned and strengthened, others claim it is an inborn characteristic.

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Skills v/s Qualities

Skills v/s Qualities

Qualities are gifted. Skills are acquired. The question is, which is better to capitalize on? Is it better to realize your qualities and make them your skills, or is it more viable to identify the work skills which the market demands, and then imbibe them?

The answer is debatable. In our opinion, it should depend on what your goal in life is, which is whether you want to become a successful SOMEONE or a successful YOU. Whether you want to earn a living or earn yourself what you deserve and what you can enjoy doing throughout your life. The much demanded Communication Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Management Skills, Technical Skills can all be acquired but to excel at them, you need to be backed by your own intrinsic qualities. (more…)

It’s Only A Job For Crying Out Loud! Or Is It?

 It’s only a job for crying out loud! Or is it?

A job is a job. Or is it?
There are two schools of thought in today’s world, or rather there are many schools of thought, but they can be put in two broad categories. One that believes that a job is just a means to an end and all “real life” is outside of work, and the other that define identity by what you “do”. Which side are you on? Regardless of which school of thought you subscribe to we all have to agree that career matters! The extent to which can be debated, and many companies now-a-days are focusing on creating policies and programs which can support their employees in having a more balanced lifestyle. However, regardless of how much we love to work or hate our jobs, we all desire to have the dream job that promises a “high” and happiness in what we do. (more…)

Together Everyone Achieves More Is The Full Form Of TEAM

Together Everyone Achieves More is the full form of TEAM

In recent times, the word TEAM has synonymously come to be associated with the word Manchester United. And, if it is true that people believe in observation rather than argument, then here surely is the perfect example. Their reacquisition of the premier league title without a team that could be classified as best on paper, effectively showed that the true strength and power of a fragment lies in it being a part of a whole, a TEAM.

Team Spirit, Team Player, Team Manager, Team Dynamics are all allied aspects of the TEAM Concept.  But do you wonder about the discussion around this concept while individual performance is the most spoken about means to outshine in the evolving service sector?

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Clash Of The Titles-Drop The Titles-Create Your Own!

Clash of the Titles-Drop the Titles-Create Your Own!

Clash of the Titles! What movie does that remind you of? Yes, Clash of the Titans.

While many of you must have seen and loved the movie, I am sure there are only some of you who may have actually been able to capture the all important moral behind its making. Which is? Well for that an overview of the movie is called for.

So what the Clash of the Titans is really about is that in ancient times, after defeating their predecessors, the Titans, the gods divided the Universe amongst themselves. Now we had this really smart fellow named Zeus, who had a bit of crooked-politician blood in him. He cleverly bestowed upon himself the title of the ‘King of the Gods’ and then set about classifying the gods according to his will. While carrying out this process, he did not feel it important enough to consider each God’s individual capabilities or what fit them best. He did so as he pleased and created a God-ical hierarchical pyramid. Finally, the humans were placed at the bottom-most level of this hierarchy.  (more…)

How To Make ‘Work Hours’, ‘Happy Hours’?

How to Make “Work Hours”, “Happy Hours”?“I never did a day’s work in my life – it was all fun.” –Thomas Edison

What exactly is the charm of Happy Hours? What leads us to being on a lookout for them?

Is it because they’re ‘Happy’ Hours, or because it’s when you find a little or a lot of delight for the effort you put into going out? I believe that it’s the latter. It’s because of that extra fun. Who doesn’t like some extra for the same effort or money? Except when it’s extra work for the same salary. Isn’t it?

But have you ever wondered how awesome it’ll be if all hours were happy hours? If all those toiling hours at work become ‘Happy Hours’, would you then still want to slip away into the weekend as soon as it’s Monday? I don’t think so. In fact, the only way to be satisfied with your job is to have Happy Hours at work. (more…)