For the employee, the workplace has become, seemingly transactional. The mentality is, you pay me to do X, I do X. When the task is done, what happens next is what’s important. Sometimes, when organizations get what they needed from an employee, they move on – leaving the employee behind. The work has become menial, the momentum has died down and the employee no longer feels motivated. The concept of climbing the corporate ladder leaves too much control in the hands of others. Therefore,
Maybe the universe is trying to tell you something. When you struggle to make ends meet in a dead-end job, when your rent goes up again and the noise and dirt of your home city make life unbearable, you might consider that it is time for a change. Think about your priorities, and what you want out of life. Think about getting out of your rut while you still can, and starting anew in a place where you can strike a healthy work-life balance, explore fun environments and make new friends. It's ti
The more time you spend in your home, the closer it reflects you. It is human nature to shape one’s surroundings, to form it to one's taste and needs. Over the course of time, your apartment home will mirror your personality. Therefore, your apartment has a personality of its own. It's highly unlikely that two apartments will look identical. So, what will your apartment say about your personality? It can be strikingly accurate; a little shocking even, once you become aware of it. Your apartm
We say yes to many things that we don’t actually want to do. Why is that? Depending on who is asking – a family member, a friend, a coworker, or your boss, it’s especially difficult because these are people we support. Saying no to any of these people can be intimidating because we’ll likely interact with them again and don’t want to ruin the relationship. With other people, we say yes not because we want to do it, but because we don’t want to come across as rude, arrogant, or unhelpful.
Let’s face it, we could all use a better night’s rest. When was the last time you woke up in your apartment bedroom rejuvenated, refreshed, and recharged? If it’s been awhile, know that you are not alone. The truth is, a majority of people are not getting the recommended eight hours of sleep. Sleep is vital for our bodies. For instance, sleep can help regulate weight, increase concentration and productivity, improve your immune system, and is overall good for your mental health. Our sleep
To read further in this article, one first needs to know the difference between these two concepts: monologue and dialogue. Monologue is typically a tedious speech said by one person during a conversation; An absence of interaction. At work, this is when someone talks to you. In contrast, a dialogue is a conversation between two or more people. When someone talks with you. Talking with someone means that everyone involved in the conversation is prepared to listen. While this is evide
Working from home has never been more popular than it is today. Studies show that one in five Americans chooses to make their living from their home office. Many companies are starting to realize the benefits of offering such options to their employees. It is a win-win since the employers save a lot on not having to pay for office space, while their workers save the time that they would spend getting ready for work and commuting. However, to do your best at working from home, you need to be
There are two alleged rules to follow when working under a boss. “No. 1 the boss is always right.” “No. 2 if the boss is wrong, resort back to the first rule.” These are “supposed rules” that some follow because they either don’t want to create confrontation or their boss is unwilling to accept other’s skills and/or ideas. These organizations don’t practice inclusion among team members. The fact is, a manager isn’t always right. Someone who thinks that they are always right, whether