Embracing Innovation: Part 2
Are You Management Material?
Innovation has become the currency of success among companies today. Often, companies that perform the best are the least consumed by imitation and emulation, but rather they focus on creating something new and leveraging on new technologies for efficiency. Innovation and its pressure on the labour market and workplace requires adaptability and resilience, behaviour that many workers […]
What You Need to Know About Your Millennials
A few years into your career, you may already be wondering if you are on track to becoming a manger. However, it is important to remember that not everyone is management material and that non-managerial positions are no less fulfilling. Dawn Rosenberg McKay from Thebalance.com has written a few guiding questions to help you decide if […]
The Millennial Difference
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Millennials will be the largest generation in the workforce by then end of 2015 (which is rapidly approaching). This should not be shocking considering Millennials are quickly becoming the most influential population in our market today as they are graduating from college and reaching their peak employment years. […]
How Can Managers Reduce Stress in Workplaces
For years, employers have been aware of employee engagement and retention issues in their workplaces. These organizations have engagement policies that typically address engagement for the organization under one policy, without any differentiation for the generations of employees. As the millennial generation (also commonly known as Gen-Y and includes births from 1982 – 2000) grows […]
Tips for Young Professional to Avoid Burnout
Despite burnout being so common, many managers aren’t aware of why burnout happens or how to keep it from happening. Being able to understand burnout, its causes, and how to prevent it is essential in order to maintain a positive environment and keep the best talent on the team Causes of Burnout Work-Related Factors Job […]
How to turn small talk into smart conversation
Most young professionals work very hard to prove themselves and to move forward in their career progression but they run the risk of suffering from stress. Continual exposure to stress can lead to the formation of burnout, affecting all aspects of one’s life. Burnout can affect our mental capacity and this directly leads to the […]
Does Hardwork Really Matter?
Imagine almost any situation where two or more people are gathered—a wedding reception, a job interview, two off-duty cops hanging out in a Jacuzzi. What do these situations have in common? Almost all of them involve people trying to talk with each other. But in these very moments where a conversation would enhance an encounter, […]
Psychologists have long noticed what’s sometimes been called the “labor illusion:” when it comes to judging other people’s work, we might say we’re focused only on whether they did the job quickly and well—but really we want to feel they wore themselves out for us. The behavioral economist Dan Ariely tells the story of a locksmith, […]
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