It can be hard work to be a successfully horrible boss. No matter how hard you try, sometimes your staff may still have the audacity to enjoy their work and not be reduced to tears or hard drinking on a regular basis! Here are some surefire tips that will keep your staff in no doubt that they are here to work hard and make you and your company money, not to fulfill their desire to have a rewarding and enjoyable career and a healthy work/life balance: Create draconian working conditions, that, while within the law, would make any Victorian workhouse governor proud. Change their contracts. Change staff contracts on a regular basis to create insecurity and, if the staff kick up a fuss, tell them that their position is no longer economically viable, so the other option is to terminate their employment, and then offer them the new contract. Enforce rigid working patterns. Don't allow any changes they request, say no to flexible hours, leaving early, or taking holidays … [Read more...] about How to Lose Staff & Alienate Them!
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What is CBT?Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) looks at how we think about a situation and how this affects the way we act. CBT is about working to change our behaviours, or thinking patterns, or both of these for more effective ways to approach situations and behaviors. CBT in the Workplace The principles of CBT can be effectively used for many problems that can arise in the workplace. Used effectively it can help improve each working day, helping you become more efficient, less weighed down with worries and the concerns that often consume us at work and can less to a more fulfilling and enjoyable job experience. Thought Records One of the strategies of CBT involves using “thought records”. These help address particular situations and identify negative or unrealistic thoughts a person may have about these and finding more positive, objective and realistic thoughts. These new thoughts will have an effect on behaviour with a more positive … [Read more...] about Resolving Worries at Work with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
What do you do when your boss asks you to do something you're not very familiar with, like generating more leads? Things like this happen and if you want to impress your boss (and get promoted easier) you have to quickly figure out ways to improve your company's website's performance. It starts with increasing website traffic. But even if you've done it doesn't guarantee more customers. Leads are better indicators of customer acquisition. The problem is traditional lead generation techniques may not bring in quick and significant results. You have to come up with better ways to drive more people to the website. Here are clever ways to improve site traffic and increase leads: Get in front of a webcam and record a video Videos can say a lot more than any other type of content in a more entertaining way. It’s more advantageous because people react better to them, which is why YouTube videos are extremely popular. Heck, even videos of talking oranges get lots of views. If you create … [Read more...] about Impress Your Boss With these Lead Generation Tips
A good job is made up of a combination of different elements that compliment each other and when combined, create an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Looking for a job that includes these elements can be a good approach to finding work that you will appreciate and find fulfilling. … [Read more...] about The 7 Elements of a Good Job
Being your best at work is not just about your skills and talents and the amount of experience you have. How well you perform greatly depends on how well your body and brain can function. If they are not up to their best, your ability to be carry out your roles at work will be reduced. So what ways can we make sure we optimise our abilities? Get a good night's sleep. Sufficient amounts of quality sleep help us feel rested and restored for the day ahead. Try to keep a regular keeping pattern, with enough hours of sleep. Close down all stimulus such as laptops several hours before going to sleep. Ensure the bedroom is a place of calm and relaxation and not full of electrical gadgetry. Eat breakfast. Eating a good breakfast, such as porridge oats or protein foods such as eggs that release energy slowly and satisfy hunger for longer, make it less likely to crave sugary snacks that temporarily rise and then drop energy levels. Exercise. Exercise releases feel … [Read more...] about How to Perform Your Best at Work