Suppose you often fail to reach your targets, though you begin your project enthusiastically. If this happens often, it is time for you to check your intrinsic motivational levels. An internally-motivated person shows a lot of positive attitude towards his goals. He often finds ways to rejuvenate and keep himself on track in the face of adversity. This is how he makes himself a winner. However, motivation can fade away at a single instance of adversity. But it will no longer do so when you make it a habit. You need to make building self-motivation a habit rather than a “once-a-while” activity.
A kick-off meeting is an opportunity to get everyone in the team on the same page. At the same time, it is a challenge for you, the team leader, in that you need to plan well to meet the above objective. You need to plan such that at the end of the meeting, every participant goes out with clarity as to what his or her role in the project is. Each participant should also know for sure how he or she is going to perform his individual part, with whom he or she will work and what the communication channels are.
CommLab India announces the launch of its US office, headed by Terry Heiney, Ph.D, Vice President, Sales, USA. The establishment of this office will give CommLab’s North American customers strategic advantages. First, clients will benefit from improved communications, especially during the critical phase of project startup. The US office, in addition to playing an important role in Sales and Communications, will also play a key role as a control point for complicated projects.
These days, the two most significant concepts of business management are Centralization and Decentralization. No corporation is completely centralized or decentralized. Each has its own positives and negatives, based on some principal factors. A completely decentralized organization will cease the existence and significance of its senior most executives in the hierarchy of directorial systems. Whereas, a completely centralized organization with all its pre-eminence, bureaucracy and control will not be successful in formulating a formal organization.
Learning is a continuous process, especially in the corporate world where market demands change on a daily basis. If there is anything that can offer you a sustainable competitive edge, it is learning. We often hear inspiring anecdotes about companies that grew to phenomenal heights from moderate beginnings. How did they do it?
Mind maps are like conceptual models. Before one actually constructs and arrives at the formulation of a design, it is vital and mandatory to make a thorough scrutiny of every detail that contributes to the final design. Sometimes, we arrive at a complex solution but with simple steps to follow. But, many times one encounters several complexities in order to arrive at a simple solution. In such cases, mind mapping provides clarity and adds definition to every detail. It makes sure that the minutest detail is not overlooked.
Before looking into the ways by which one can transform oneself to be the desired person or personality, an important self-analysis known or attitude check needs to be done. By doing an attitude check, see if you consider a glass of water to be half full or half empty. A half empty attitude is a pessimistic attitude that hinders one from dreaming big and taking bold steps. Big achievers are optimistic. For instance, Thomas Edison Alva proved to be successful in fulfilling his optimistic approach in inventing a light bulb, even though he was proved to be wrong several times.
Positive reinforcement, in general, occurs when a certain type of incentive is offered after an action or behavior and that behavior is further encouraged, as a result. It has many forms that are both tangible and intangible.
- Concrete Reinforcer: This is tangible i.e. a gift in the form of a thing
- Social Reinforcer: This is a responsive gesture or action e.g. a shrug, nod or hug
- Activity Reinforcer: This is a chance to engage oneself in an interactive and fun activity.
Compliance training is a useful tool for an organization since it educates employees on the laws that apply to their day-to-day job responsibilities and the regulations that are in effect and might have a direct/ indirect impact on organizational performance.
When faced with the fact that this is the 21st century and so much of life is technology-driven, some people wonder if teachers will soon become obsolete. I can’t see that happening, because there are still too many things that require “hands on” learning. Even if regular schooling, as in years 1 to 12 become computerized, a need for teachers will still continue in order to grade assignments and exams, as well as to provide tutelage. My own son provides a great example of why we still need teachers.