Can We Really Have It All?
You may have heard it said that nowadays women can have it all. You may have read stories of successful career-women who managed to continue their careers even after having children. However, there is no doubt that working mothers are faced with tough choices along the way. Read on to find out how you can make the equation work for yourself.
Networking - An Essential Skill for Women
Why Network? Various studies indicate that in order to be successful, whether it is working for a company or managing one's own business, the ability to develop relationships across gender, race, and economic class does determine an individual's success, both professionally and personally.
How I Achieve Balance
In our rush "to get it all done" at work and at home, it's easy to forget that by doing so our stress level escalates and our productivity plummets. Stress is the antithesis of work life balance. While we all need a certain amount of stress to motivate us and help us perform at our best, the key to managing stress lies in that one magic word: balance. This article tells you more on this...
The Superwoman Syndrome
The new Superwoman is ordinary in that she is neither rich nor famous. She is extraordinary in that she tries to be everything to everyone - juggling family life, social life, and commitments outside the home. The new Superwoman 'has it all' by 'doing it all' with superlative standards and ends up feeling overwhelmed, overextended, overworked and under-appreciated. Ever wondered where this term "Superwoman Syndrome" originated? Read on to find out...
Workplace Romance - A Reality
All romantic relationships are complicated, but office romances present unique challenges in that you spend more time with your coworker/romantic partner and need to, simultaneously, manage the perceptions of other coworkers. Those who enter into workplace romances should be aware of the implications at work and challenges that such relationships present. These challenges can, and should be, managed
Grieving the Loss of a Job
In India our work often represents who and what we are. In addition to monetary returns a job provides a sense of purpose and self-esteem. Thus when a job ends, part of us seems to end with it. If you or someone you know has lost your job, it is important to remember . . . you have lost a description of what you do, not who and what you are.
Self-Confidence at Work
Self-Confidence is vitally important to our success at work. It directly affects not only our level of performance, but also reflects in our interactions with colleagues, clients, as well as bosses. This can have a huge effect on our relationships at work and our growth and success in our career. Here is what you can do to improve your self confidence.
Good relationships at work can make all the difference to our experience at the workplace. When we maintain congenial relationships with co-workers it helps us get our work done more smoothly, we enjoy our work more and it even motivates us to keep going despite obstacles and challenges. On the contrary, when working relationships are unpleasant, not only is it more difficult to get things done, but it also creates a negative atmosphere which affects our mood and productivity and even motivation to work.
Wishing For A Perfect Boss?
Who is a perfect boss: the one who is cheerful, professional, experienced and fair. But in reality this does not exist. Building a productive working relationship with the existing imperfect boss is a more practical solution.
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?"