It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair – this is how Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859) began his book!
Somewhere the present Covid pandemic and our gradual return from it, reflects this! Our work environment had to adjust itself to a state of virtual working and an ecosystem of remote engagement and now after almost a year and half, we are slowly considering a return back to office.
2020 turned the work world on its head! The shift to remote work taught business a lot of lessons about what it takes to make a great employee in the new normal. Your leadership abilities, your creative and analytical thinking, decision making skills and so on are now more important than ever!
With the world and workplace constantly changing, employees and their skills need to progress continuously. These are a few employee skills that are a focal-point in 2021.
Working from home has become the norm for many people as the coronavirus has shuttered offices across the globe. Remote work brings with it new challenges, not the least of which is navigating videoconferencing sessions.
While video chat platforms may push some people out of their comfort zone, by now, people have learned not to wear pyjamas during videoconferences.
Since we’re in it for the long haul with regards to Video Conferencing, here are our Dos and Don’ts.
Of paramount importance now than ever before!
This is the 2nd part of our series, one which will assist you to be successful in the present VUCA situation.
In our 1st Part, ( click here ) we had defined a ‘Growth Mindset’ and how it helps us, in managing and thriving in the present situation.
A quick overview …
The term “Growth Mindset” was coined by Stanford University Psychology professor Carol Dweck. She worked with thousands of children, accumulating decades of research and this is what she saw: success in the classroom had less to do with innate ability and everything to do with mindset.
Of paramount importance now than ever before!
This is a 2-part series.. which, we hope, will enable you to come out successfully from the present VUCA (Volatile-Uncertain-Complex-Ambiguous) situation.
The NCOVID pandemic is rapidly changing the world. Businesses are at a standstill or moving slowly, resources and inventory is lying idle, people are worried about stepping out and going to the office.
Every aspect of the economy as we know it, will never be the same again. Financial experts are of the opinion that the economy will bounce back albeit, very slowly.
What do we need to come out of this situation .. first.. COURAGE , second.. PATIENCE and third… HOPE. How are ‘courage’ , ‘patience’ and hope connected to a ‘Growth Mindset’ .. you may ask ?
It was the month of April, beautiful weather, colourful blooms. Perfect day! I was walking towards my boss’s cabin, happy that I had covered all aspects of my job role expectations for a successful annual performance appraisal. In fact, I had taken on additional tasks. Most days I never left office before 7 p.m and of course my team and boss had been the eyewitnesses.I had strong points to prove that I was a hard worker and a great value to the organization!
Almost every other day I get asked this question, “How do I manage my time better?” and this question is one (I am happy to say) has no generation bias !! From the so called ‘Baby Boomers’ to the ‘Gen X’, ‘Gen Y’ and ‘Gen Zs’.
With the current pressures of professional and personal lives, many people (including me!!) struggle to ‘manage time’ as we move from home to work to gym to school, at times hoping to fit in an interest or two (including sleeping those few more minutes!!)
Some people know how to get most things done. When you are still contemplating pouring yourself a second cup of joe, this tribe of super-achievers has already hit their morning jog track, checked every message in their inbox, and gone through the rough draft of the report slated for next week.
But how do they manage to do so much so quickly? After all, nobody starts out being super productive.
The best part is that you can do it too. High-octane performance starts with a typical mindset that propels the things you do in a day. Once you develop that mindset, specific behavioural traits will follow that eventually translate into action.