Quite often I hear people complaining that corporation is one of the worst places to be if you are interested in mindfulness, work-life balance and inner peace. Many still see corporation as the rat race and believe that in order to live fulfilling life and be truly happy one should get as far from the […]
Feed-back or Feed-Forward
Employee performance reviews are still part of majority organizations’ life. In the middle and at the end of the calendar or financial year we all have conversations with our managers about the things we did well and the ones that we could do better – a nicely layered feedback sandwich of which most of employees […]
Are managers equipped to manage diverse teams?
With diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) being in the spotlight we spend a lot of time discussing how we can be more inclusive and ensure that diversity and inclusive behaviour are on the right levels in the organization. While a lot of attention has been dedicated to attracting new talent, I am thinking: do we […]
Why do we support bullies at work?
There are different ways to manage people. Some managers use motivation and inspiration as main tools, others are strong in giving clear instructions and asking questions but there still exist those who manage through fear. That’s right, even in diverse and people-oriented organizations authoritarian management style is yet to be gone. Apparently there still are […]
It all starts with the purpose
We all have our reasons why we do what we do. Some of us want just to move forward with our daily activities without thinking too much about the bigger purpose, others, however, have a clear north star that they follow. Many of us are tired of meaningless existence and deadly corporate environments. We are […]
Call for action!
2022 started with loads of great initiatives and goals focused on gender balanced and diversity, equity and inclusion in general. Governments adopt laws, companies start various challenges and engagements to increase people’s awareness and encourage them to expand the knowledge not only on business processes but also on topics that are important to entire humankind […]
Do you believe you can change the world?
December… Another year is coming to the end and new year resolutions are slowly forming in our mind. We tell ourselves “dream big”, we remind each other that “if your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough” and then, when it comes to putting our goals into action, we are hit by […]
Does your title really reflect your success?
Since almost the beginning of our days we are conditioned to be successful. For long ages success meant advanced career with a shiny job title, successful marriage/partnership, a couple of kids, well, you know the gist. We ask kids what they wanna be when they grow up and expect them to name their potential career […]
Respect paves a highway to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
21st century. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are key elements of every bigger organization’s DNI. Recommendations on the percentage of women in leadership positions are stated in legislation and organizational rules. We are proud of women achievers, we are pleased with maximizing every aspect of diversity and we put a lot of effort to create an […]
Communicability and EQ: essential project manager skills
PART 2: EQ Back in days when I started my career, the rule about emotions at work was very clear – you leave them outside. There was no place for them and we all needed to be “professional” meaning calm and emotionless. Even joy of achievement had to be extremely moderate. Even worse for women […]