This Habit Will Destroy Your Work Life and Cost Your Company
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The dangers of perfectionism

This Habit Will Destroy Your Work Life and Cost Your Company

Snapshot: Two kinds of perfectionism exists: Adaptive perfectionism allows a person to focus on internal striving, remain open to feedback, and know not to nitpick. Maladaptive perfectionism causes incredible anxiety and stems from a deep fear of failure. Those who struggle with perfectionism are costly to a workplace in terms of deadlines, time, and internal…

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Your boss is watching you

The Impact of the Hawthorne Effect on Productivity at Work

The Hawthorne effect (also referred to as the observer effect) refers to a phenomenon whereby individuals improve or modify an aspect of their behavior in response to their awareness of being observed. In other words, it refers to an increase in worker productivity produced by the psychological stimulus of being singled out and made to feel important.

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The hidden benefits of stress

How to use stress to make yourself a better person!

Feeling stressed? Embrace it! New research shows that stress can actually make you happier and stronger – just by viewing the experience more positively. Instead of treating stress as a disease, experts are encouraging us to reset our minds to view the negatives of stress as positives. By taking a more positive view of stress…

body language in a negotiation
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Uncross your arms and stand up straight, or you’ll never get that raise!

Body Language Signals You Should Never Send in a Negotiation

Regardless of how well you prepare for a negotiation and how convincing your arguments are – your negotiating strategy can topple like a house of cards in a single moment.  How can this happen? Maybe your negotiating partner picked up on your insecurity and nervousness, given away by your shaking hands and the film of sweat…

happy working environment
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Managers as mood ministers

Creating – And Sustaining – A Happy Work Environment

As a senior manager, you must wear many hats – fearless leader, networking expert, corporate strategist. And to boost the spirits of your employees and coworkers, sometimes you need to step up and become what we call a “mood minister.” How are your actions and feelings influencing the atmosphere at your office? How can you foster a happy work environment, and more importantly, how can you sustain it?

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Manners for global managers

International Business Etiquette Quiz

Does the thought of traveling for work excite you – flying business class to far-off lands and experiencing new cultures? Business and social etiquette can be tricky, especially in foreign countries. Making the right moves and saying the right thing can make a big difference in your career. Take the Experteer quiz on international business…

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Worker Benefits

I. Want. Home. Office. Not a parking space!

Unusual employee events are highly valued. No medium-sized company without survival training, no start-up without a ski jumping event… But does it really have to be this way? Can companies in competition for highly qualified employees not score with other benefits? Satisfied employees. Happy employees. Productive employees. What kind of boss wouldn’t like to see…

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Relocation: mobility as an important career factor

New Job, New City, New Happiness?

New York, Seattle, London – today more than ever it’s beneficial to change employers and locations several times in the span of a career. What are the challenges associated with making such a move, both professionally and personally, and how will you master them? The fallacy of the “lifer” In the recent past, it was…