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The Importance of Order in Professional Life

The Importance of Order in Professional Life

In the “Small Manual of Civility”, Chapter V elaborates the principles of order to the business life that's cited in Chapter IV. A few examples were given, which illustrated interesting working models that trace way back to the 1950s, yet which can still be easily applied to today's modern times. Its importance cannot be highlighted more in regards to instilling the practice of being orderly and having the sense to stay organised at an early age, given the following reasons. It helps develop work habits wherein you can efficiently deal with any endeavor you may encounter, which ensures success later on in life. Maintaining order in material things th...

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Proving Your Boss Wrong

Proving Your Boss Wrong

The horrible thoughts crossing through your mind right now need to be cleansed. We know it is easier said than done, but are you willing to keep your mouth shut if it affects the goodwill of the company and the reputation with your boss that you worked hard to build? It is a difficult situation for you as it means your future and your job might be at stake here. However, there are some steps and guidelines you can follow to help you in your current situation. The first step is be 100% sure that your boss is making a mistake. It would be disastrous for you if you have a tiny doubt that your boss is right and you are the one at fault....

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How to be popular at work? A few simple tricks!

How to be popular at work? A few simple tricks!

So some of your colleagues are meeting at a nearby pub for a drink. Did they forget to invite you? It is not that they are being intentionally cruel. It is just that they did not remember. Yes, they like working with you. But does anyone consider you a friend? The thing is – a workplace without friends, where you are ignored constantly can be one of the most lonely places in the world. But your office need not be the friendless cold place that it has always been. You can easily make friends – real meaningful friendships - in the workplace. Can money buy love? When you want to make friends, the easy way out is to spend money. Lots of money. But does...

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Apprenticeships: the key to a bright future

Apprenticeships: the key to a bright future

For many people and many employers finding the right people for specific jobs can be something of an arduous task given that many roles in the workplace require key skills that, more often than not, are absent from both schooling systems and job skill programs. While some employers chose to create job skill programs that are both costly and time consuming many choose the apprenticeship route in order to mold employees' right from the start into what they need exactly. In modern Britain there is both a stigma and a hindsight view of apprenticeships in that firstly they are not proper employment and secondly that they were proper apprenticeships back in...

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When Can You Make Personal Calls at Work?

When Can You Make Personal Calls at Work?

When she deems it an emergency, my mom does not hesitate to call me at my office. Of course she is not supposed to call if it is not a real emergency. But it will surprise you what she considers an emergency. She has often called me when she is stuck in traffic and I honestly cannot do anything for her. In addition to calling me with the news of a stolen potted plant, I cannot help but gasp when she calls and the fact that I sit at the center of a newsroom does not help.Thank God for voice-mail where she is taken when she dials my cell. But, since she knows my work number, she always manages to get through. I have tried to convince her that the workpla...

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How to be happy at work

How to be happy at work

Is it possibly to be content at work or is it just a myth? As everybody knows there are good days and bad days in every job and for some people the bad days never seem to stop coming while others are thriving and loving it. But in this modern world where we work more than ever have we lost our ability to be content at work or is there something underpinning our ability to enjoy ourselves? Obviously it would be ridiculous to say that everybody should and can be happy where they work but it has become clear over recent years that people are not necessarily looking for pastures new because they are really in need to but rather because...

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Time to enjoy the work

Time to enjoy the work

Is your job a bad job or a good one? Every person has their own unique ideas on what constitutes a great job, and which jobs deserve to be permanently blacklisted. In many ways, these ideas are formed by the scale of our individual priorities and ideals, needs and wishes. Many studies have tried to determine whether there are universal indicators for good jobs and the results have always remained ambiguous due to the nature of people and their environment. This can be the case whether you work for someone or are self employed, whether you have what you considered your dream job or just something to pay the bills. Happiness in money. Truth or lie? Whe...

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Working in an office: Advantages and disadvantages

Working in an office: Advantages and disadvantages

Despite the growing popularity of freelancing and remote collaboration with employers, work in offices continues to be a popular type of employment for many Britons. This is due to the fact that some types of work simply can not be done from a distance. In addition to that, many managers believe that team work is the best and quickest way to get any job done. So if you like to work in direct contact with other people, make new friends, enjoy the little conversations that bring your head up after viewing documents, then working in an office is going to be good for you. But it is not the only advantage of this process. The nice thing about working in an...

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Avoid Law Suits By Adhering To These 10 Employment Laws

Avoid Law Suits By Adhering To These 10 Employment Laws

Companies loose millions of dollars annually due to lawsuits related to employment laws. To protect your company, every supervisor should familiarize with such laws which relate to matters ranging from safety, discrimination, harassment and compensation among others. In this article, you will find the top 10 employee related laws and the supervisors responsibility with regards to such laws are outlined. Title V11 of civil rights This law is one of the most common among employment laws. It exists to protect employees from discrimination based on race, religion, political affiliation, disability, skin color, nationality, gender and sexual orientation a...

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Easy Tips On Building Good Relationships At Work

Easy Tips On Building Good Relationships At Work

The work environment can be extremely stressful and this is where we spend most of our time every week. Having positive relationships with your colleagues at work can help take away some of these stressful times and make the workplace more pleasant. Relationships in the workplace environment are important when one wants to find satisfaction at work or seeks to build a meaningful and fulfilling career. Compromising and knowing your coworkers individually is one of the key ways to build a positive relationships at work. It is also very important to set your personal boundaries as well as learn to respect the boundaries set by your coworkers. This ensures...

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