Financial Crisis: Overcoming fear and stress
News of the crashing stock-market, recession, layoffs, salary cuts, and the uncertain financial situation is certainly a cause of great stress to most people. In the current economic situation the fear of unemployment is also very real. Experts recommend a number of steps that could be helpful, and warn against others that are actually counter-productive. Here is a look at some of these.
E-mail Etiquette at the Workplace
Easy access to mails and blogs on the phones, laptops and desktops has popularized the time-saving, travel-free social interactions. It has become easier to opt for work from home, manage a team from a different location and organize an official meeting without much running around just by one click on a mouse. However, since e-mails are permanent records of a person's contribution to work, it is also essential to follow some email etiquette and guidelines that convey professionalism and efficiency.
Women's Relationship in the Workplace
Girls get better grades at school than boys, and in most developed countries more women than men go to university. However, women still get paid less and few make it to the top of companies, and those that do get to the top level, have to face a lot more opposition than most men. Thankfully, there are things women can do to overcome these stereotypes and prejudices and achieve success
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.
Shyness in the Workplace
When shyness is properly managed, there is no limit to the achievement of shy people in the business world. Even the Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, one of the world's richest and most successful people in the world, is a shy person. What do shy people who succeed professionally have in common? They are in control of their shyness instead of it controlling them!
ALL WORK, NO PLAY?
When work gets the best of one's time, energy and imagination, when nothing is left over for friends, spouse, children or oneself, work is an addiction. Workaholics are often surprised when friends or family ask for more attention or time. In some ways, overworking is harder to kick than the other addictions because it is the only one that draws applause.
The Battle for Daytime Sleep
Getting adequate sleep is most essential to maintaining good health, both, mentally as well as physically. And getting enough quality sleep is one of the most serious challenges that shift workers face. The fact is that daytime sleep tends to be of shorter duration than normal night sleep, it is often less restful and it is more prone to interruption. Here is what you can do about it.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse : What a Manager Can Do?
Excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs not only harms the individual concerned, but also affects his work. Performance goes down and often absenteeism and late-coming increases. There are chances of inappropriate behaviour that could affect the rest of the team, and various disciplinary issues may arise. With all these negative effects, a company cannot afford to ignore the problem.
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.
Success at work
No matter what your career, you cannot avoid other people. Every career requires you to work with people for one or the other reason. In order to be truly successful at your work, people skills are important along with technical knowlegde and experience.