This is the same for professionals in their WorkLife today, they want to look the part and they want to be taken seriously for their work but they also want to allow their personality to shine through.
WorkLife is our life both in and out of work and the impact each has on the other. I believe WorkLife needs to be considered holistically because all areas of our life are so intrinsically linked they cannot be separated.
Insightful questions lead to effective feedback.
Organisations always say employees are their most valuable asset, but slashing training budgets doesn’t convey that message and is incongruent with that philosophy. Surely Work Based Learning is the solution to enable individuals and teams to bridge that knowing-doing gap that would support their organisation in achieving their business strategy.
Clients will often ask me if they should put interests and hobbies on their CV. Without hesitation I respond ABSOLUTELY. I believe it’s so important when people are being interviewed that the interviewer/s take time to understand who they are as individuals.
Organisations are finding it tougher to retain their best performers. Help them to tailor your job in line with your interests and take on new responsibilities that enable you to express those interests. Maybe as a communications professional, you have an interest in quantitative analysis, ask to take on duties working with market-research analysis or perhaps you want to develop your people management skills and put yourself forward for planning and managing new-hire orientation.
‘Survivors Syndrome’ is when the people who have remained in a job are challenged with delivering not only on their original roles/workloads but also stepping in and stepping up to fill the gaps caused by the loss of their colleagues along with their skills, knowledge and experience.
Start from a fair playing field and consider the best people from both inside and outside our company. Surround yourself with the best by seeking out potential because this is what will keep you at the forefront of this recovering but ever changing market place.
Role-Storming is a brainstorming technique to encourage group members to take on other people’s identities while brainstorming.
The opening line to your story can be simple, eloquent, informative, contradictory, startling, thrilling, curious, suspenseful … But it should propose a contract to your audience: If you keep listening, I’ll tell you a certain kind of story.