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The expert’s guide to crying at work

admin August 28, 2017 0

Recent research from the Harvard Business School has found the secret to turning tears into workplace gold: make them evidence of your professional passion. (Shutterstock/File

The conventional wisdom on crying at work is, well, don’t. It’s unprofessional, it makes other people uncomfortable, and women in particular come off as weak when they do it.

Yet, despite the stigma, many do it. In one survey of 13,000 people, 10 percent of respondents reported holing up in an office bathroom stall to let it all out. Another survey of 700 people found that 41 percent of female respondents and 9 percent of male respondents admitted to crying at work. I’ve done it at my desk in an open office space. And while reporting this story, many of my colleagues, men and women alike, have …

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Eight tips to maintain motivation while working from home

admin August 16, 2017 0

When the environment is too relaxing, there is a chance that one might neglect their work, especially if they work from home, a place where a certain sense of comfort would be considerably hard to resist. (Shutterstock/File)

Compared to working at the office, working from home is often considered a more convenient and fun option.

However, working from home can be challenging, such as in the necessity to maintain self-motivation. When the environment is too relaxing, there is a chance that one might neglect their work, especially if they work from home, a place where a certain sense of comfort would be considerably hard to resist.

To tackle such issues, here are several tips for …

 

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Jobseeker in the spotlight after self-promotion stunt on pedestrian bridge

admin August 7, 2017 0

A graduate of a state vocational school (SMK) in Kebumen regency in Central Java, Asrofi explained he wanted to set aside his ego to do something different and brave in order to stand out. (Shutterstock/File)

In the face of a tightly competitive job market in the nation’s capital, 21-year-old Asrofi wanted to stand out from the rest to score a career.

“Jakarta is crazy and I have to be even crazier to find a job,” Asrofi said on Monday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Asrofi recently gained attention on social media after a stunt on Wednesday last week saw him standing on ….

 

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Study: Smartphones lead to lower productivity

admin August 4, 2017 0

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The experiment, which was commissioned by Kaspersky Lab, unearthed a correlation between productivity levels and the distance between participants and their smartphone. (Shutterstock/-)

While smartphones help us stay in touch with colleagues, keep on top of our inbox, and complete urgent tasks on the move, they actually make us less productive when we are working at our desks, according to a new psychological experiment by the Universities of Würzburg and Nottingham Trent.

The experiment, which was commissioned by Kaspersky Lab, unearthed a correlation between productivity levels and the distance between participants and their smartphone. When their smartphone was …

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New skills to learn via online courses

admin July 24, 2017 0

Learning things online for free is very easy these days. (Shutterstock/-)

Not interested in those online university courses your parents keep nagging you about? We feel you. But who says online learning is limited to academic courses only? Below are 21st century skills you should consider picking up this summer.

A new language

In the ever-globalizing world we live in, the ability to speak several languages proficiently definitely constitutes a great asset. As enrolling in tutoring centers takes up a little too much travel time and perhaps can be a little costly, why not check out these language-learning websites for you to learn on ….

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Productivity apps to help you through your work days

admin July 21, 2017 0

Utilizing productivity apps is one of the easiest ways to ease and improve your work. (Shutterstock/File)

If you are getting bored around the office, or tend to forget what you are supposed to do, this list of apps will make life a little easier, assisting you in your day-to-day activities, projects and assignments, whether you are a student or an employee.

Slack 

Compatibility: iOS and Android

Slack revolutionizes team communication by doing away with email. It is basically a chat room for colleagues; you create a group and people register to become an active member to keep in touch with each other, minimizing any miscommunication. In addition to being accessible on the web, meaning no intrusive notifications, it also allows you to stay on top of ….

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How to be more productive at work

admin July 19, 2017 0

Being productive at work isn't all about the working environment; it also has a lot to do with how we manage our professional habits. (Shutterstock/File)

Workplace productivity isn’t all about the environment; it’s also about personal management.

From an employer’s point of view, the more productive an employee, the more the employer benefits: more incoming phone calls, more media coverage, better designs, and better articles. From an employee’s point of view, the more productive they are, the greater opportunities for promotion, the bigger the bonus, and also better chances to …

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Three attitudes to avoid if you want to retain your employees

admin July 17, 2017 0

According to a survey conducted by American consulting company Gallup, only 41 percent out of more than 3,000 workers from various companies said they understood their companies' "bigger picture". (Shutterstock/File)

As communication expert Matthew Adams once said, “Leadership is humility exercised for your employees, since it is what can make your company grow.”

As reported by dailysocial.id, leadership is not about telling your workers what they should do. It is instead about putting your employees in the right position so that they can help your company grow.

Below are three things you should avoid if you want to keep your ….

 

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You can’t be stressed out with a cat right in your face

admin July 14, 2017 0

A total of nine fluffy felines eat, sleep and walk freely in the small office of IT firm Ferray in Tokyo. (AFP/File)

Workaholic Japan is known for long office hours and stressed out employees, but one company claims to have a cure: Cats.

A total of nine fluffy felines eat, sleep and walk freely in the small office of IT firm Ferray in Tokyo.

Hidenobu Fukuda, who heads the firm, introduced an “office cat” policy in 2000 upon request from one of his employees, allowing staffers to bring ….

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How to sit correctly at your desk

admin July 13, 2017 0

Sitting correctly every day can help you feel more energized at work. (Shutterstock/File

For all the people working desk jobs, the aches and pains you get from sitting all day are expected.

While it’s well known that to combat this, moving around as much as possible is necessary, it’s not always the most practical. To address health concerns that come with sitting for long stretches of time, the Cleveland Clinic has some tips, as compiled by Travel+Leisure.

To find the correct posture, they recommend you sit on the edge of your seat. From there, let yourself slouch before sitting up straight and accentuating the curve of your back as much as possible. Hold this, then relax from the position slightly. This should be how you sit, and …

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