Showing posts with label Real Life Workplace Experience. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Real Life Workplace Experience. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Profit doesn't come in monetary terms only


Continued from part 3: Claustrophobic Environment can take a Toll on the Health of an Employee 

When I analyzed the situation I faced at my workplace I came up with these few points:-


1. Change the age-old practice of Restriction

The observation:- The age-old practice of keeping employees engaged in one particular domain of work for a long time creates a feeling of dissatisfaction and frustration among the workers. In this situation, if a newcomer comes and asks for more, the seniors get concerned. The management tries not to offend the seniors by giving the new employee the required exposure that would enhance his/her skills.

The solution:- Companies should arrange for new pieces of training at regular intervals to keep the employees engaged, up-to-date, and interested in their work. When seniors get to know new things they will invariably allow their juniors to do the same. This type of culture is seldom nurtured here.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Claustrophobic Environment can take a Toll on the Health of an Employee


Continued from Part 2: Self-Teaching was a Way to Attain My Moksha

Claustrophobic Environment took a Toll on My Health

The office premise where I used to work had a peculiar structure. The office space is divided into a two-storeyed one by using a false ceiling and floor to make way for more employees.

Employers of such companies surely love saving money! Even though they make crores of rupees at the end of the day, spending money after employee safety and comfort is a trivial matter to them.

Wednesday, 5 August 2020

Self-Teaching was a Way to Attain My Moksha


Continued from Part 1: Was your manager competent enough to guide you in building your career?

Self-Teaching was a Way to Attain My Moksha

Being a student of Eco-Stats-Maths and creative in nature I always wanted to work in a data-driven field related to advertising. Unfortunately, I never got any guru to guide me on my career path. I am a self-taught person who believed in rigorous self-teaching as a way to attain my moksha. I rigorously self-trained myself in these so that I could get a suitable job in the digital marketing field.

I took a four-year course in commercial and visual art from an Art College and then trained myself in Web designing and Multimedia. All these to make me understand the trade and how the whole thing works.

Sunday, 5 July 2020

When agency people could not find anything to undermine my merit, they looked for personality disorders.



Based on a true experience of a dedicated worker who just could not give up...

A few years back, I got a job as a social media executive in a reputed IT firm. I was chosen to work for them after successfully completing a course in digital marketing from an institution run by the same company. I was practically thrilled at first, but soon realized I had made a mistake. 

Monday, 25 May 2020

Workplace Ambience Can Affect Employee Attitude And Productivity

Employee well-being is strongly correlated to employee productivity and performance and workplace ambiance play a great role in motivating them. Whether you agree or disagree, it is a proven fact.

An employee spends 9 hours or more of their day inside the office premise. They sit there for hours, combining creativity and intelligence to produce results for their employers. They need a workplace environment that is conducive in order to create something unique and add value to the production. Hence, the ambiance of the physical workplaces, be it government or corporate, plays a significant role in an employee’s life.



Employers often neglect these aspects while building office suites. They cramp up space with as many sitting arrangements they could make. It is because when they build their offices they are focused on the number of employees they are going to hire and the profit they are looking to make, and not employee well-being or his comfort.

Let us explore further the effects of different workplace ambience on the productivity of the employees.

Friday, 22 May 2020

How Ego Clashes in Office Destroyed My Career - Part 1


"Workplace ego clashes happen for various reasons," says Dr Lisa Matthewman, Principal Lecturer in Occupational and Organisational Psychology at the University of Westminster. "They can be the result of a conflict of personalities, professional jealousy or communication problems. Sometimes they happen when someone is trying to establish themselves as the alpha female or male.”

In my 10 years of corporate life I have experienced enough of these ego clashes that compelled me to leave the corporate world forever. I will share some of these painful experiences with you today.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Common mistakes we make before accepting a job offer


 
Of late I came across a LinkedIn post by a person who claimed to have been deceived by the company he served. He claimed the company took services from him and did not pay him on time. Instead, they terminated his services.

As the name of the company sounded familiar to me, I went through the Glassdoor reviews of it and came to know that, indeed there are a lot more people who had suffered from a similar fate. The reviews were old and reveal enough information to a new candidate opting for a job in that company to understand what's going on inside. My question is, "Why did the complainant did not go through the reviews before joining the company?" He should have analyzed them thoroughly before making a decision.

Monday, 6 May 2019

Isolation - the worst weapon used by bullies in office

The worst cruelty that can be inflicted on a human being is isolation. - Sukarno (Politician, Indonesia)


Isolation adversely affects a person's mental status so much that the person starts behaving in a manner unacceptable to society. "Isolating the targeted employee" is the worst weapon ever used by bullies in an office environment. The introverts are mostly affected.

The more the affected person tries to comply with the situation the more isolated the person becomes. If the victim denies any false charge against him/her the higher authority thinks the person is lying. If the victim protests against any bad behavior she received from the bullies, the person faces more verbal abuse from the higher authority. Whatever the victimized employee does to prove his/her point of view goes wrong and against that employee. Wrong handling of the situation aggravates the tension between the affected employee and the other office colleagues who misunderstand the victim and consider the person as a trouble creator.

Team leaders and managers should be trained in such a manner so that they can identify these bullies in their teams. They should learn to understand the psychology of these people in order to handle them properly. Such pieces of training are hardly ever given to team leaders in our country. Likewise, the affected employee should be mentored and guided properly by HR.

A full adaptation of this blog topic was published on The ArmChair Journal with the title: Isolation - The worst weapon of office coworkers on 12th December 2019.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Divide & Rule Policy with Two Strategists for one project leads to Conflict of Interests & Demoralizing Effects

I have been working as a digital marketing executive for the last three years and have already served under two team leads who guided me well enough to make me a confident person in the realm of internet marketing. Now I have moved to another city to start a full-fledged career in the same under the guidance of a senior manager. However, after starting my new job I faced a precarious situation that compelled me to ponder over the serious issues of resource management in a detailed way.

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