Bite Size is the Right Size!!

People in the corporate world are transforming faster than ever. They are distracted, impatient and overloaded with information. Their expectations, training needs, and learning preferences are diverging from the well-beaten paths we’ve mapped out in the past. People are busy, they multi-task, and work from anywhere, including their mobile devices. As human resource support systems, we are always in the…

How to Become a Master Negotiator?

  Importance of Negotiating Successfully: Negotiation is a process where two or more parties with different needs and goals discuss an issue to find a mutually acceptable solution. In business, negotiation skills are important in both informal day-to-day interactions and formal transactions such as negotiating conditions of sale, lease, service delivery and other legal contracts.…

Strategic Thinking for Designers

Strategic thinking is a process that defines the manner in which people think about, assess, view, and create the future for themselves and others. It is the ability to come up with effective plans in line with an organisation’s objectives. 5 approaches to Strategic Thinking for Designers: Cultivate curiosity Human-centred designers share one quality—they like…

Situational Leadership

Situational leadership is an adaptive leadership style. Situational leadership theory was conceived by Professor Dr. Paul Hersey and management guru and author Ken Blanchard. This strategy encourages leaders to take stock of their team members, weigh the many variables in their workplace and choose the leadership style that best fits their goals and circumstances. In the…

Innovation and Creativity at the work place

Creativity and innovation in any organization are vital to its successful performance. Here are steps that can make your business more innovative and change the way employees work together: Ignore Titles and Let Everyone Share Their Ideas: We follow the saying, “leave your title at the door.” Whenever our team has meetings, everyone is encouraged to offer ideas, regardless of their…

Innovation and Creativity in Design

Attempting to make creativity routine across design and construction may seem a paradoxical and quixotic ambition, given the diversity of external constraints. However, refinements to corporate culture may well be a more practical starting point for sparking new ways of thinking. Monetary incentives and company awards are already found among many firms, but upper management’s’…

3 Types of Employees: How to Spot the Silent Killer

After polling more than 25 million Americans within hundreds of organizations, the 2013 State of the American Workplace Report conducted by Gallup has developed interesting findings regarding employee engagement. The results have led Gallup to determine three types of employee engagement level—engaged, disengaged and actively disengaged—but what does this all mean? Well, here’s a quick breakdown of Gallup’s report to get…