Work Life Balance
Managing Difficult People
"Every workplace has some people who are difficult to work with. But if we do NOT respond appropriately, the problem behaviour could get exaggerated. Inadequate response to such behaviours can also leave the rest of the team demotivated and resentful because the supervisor is not doing anything to protect their best interests. So as a concerned supervisor, it is part of your responsibility to do something - but what?"
Living and Working Away from Home
Taking up a new job in a new city you are setting yourself up for a lot of changes - living on your own, managing your finances, exploring opportunities, being adventurous, establishing a routine for yourself. While quite exciting and a great learning experience the cumulative effect of having to adjust to all these new things all at the same time, can be quite overwhelming as well.
Working Late - What Happens to the Family
"While shiftwork or long working hours are hard on employees, it also affects the whole family. This is especially true for families with young children, and this can lead to communication breakdown and even marital problems. However, these can be overcome with better understanding of the situation and some planning."
Staying Alert when Working at Night
We humans are designed to be alert and active during the day and sleep at night. However with the demand for work during the non-traditional hours going up, more and more people are required to be alert and work during the nights and sleep during the day. This can lead to lethargy and drowsiness at work which can affect productivity as well.