August 26, 2008

You are, what others believe you are

You are, what others believe you are!

Even before you read the rest of this post, take some time to ponder on the statement and relate to your experiences. Have you ever been in a situation where you realized that others have a different perception about you, even though you thought differently about yourself? If you can think of, then that would really be a moment to look back and analyze what caused it.

Its self introspection that can change us. There may be innumerable 'soft skill' trainings that we might attend but unless we believe in the concepts and realize the benefits of the classroom lecture, the real transformation will never happen. Beyond weekend approach is based on the methodology to transform ourselves into happy human beings using a powerful 'tool' called self introspection and the power of analyzing situations followed by decision making.

Handling others perception about ourselves - this is a key to own growth in an organization and managing our reputation. Would we buy a product which does not have a good review? Or, would we go to a movie in the weekend which had a poor rating in the Friday newspaper? Our critics are the most powerful advertisers of ourselves - positively and negatively. Relate it with situations within the organization and one would realize that this holds true for each one of us as individuals.

This is perception management and it is so important in today's work culture. The way you manage others perception helps you to build your own brand - the brand YOU.

August 13, 2008

Beyond Weekend approach

Beyond Weekend approach is based on the fundamental principle that:
  1. Our attitude at work influence our state of mind which affects our happiness.
  2. Our attitude impact our customers, managers, subordinates and coworkers.
  3. Our reaction to situations and response to people influence the attitude of others.
  4. The attitude of others influence us and affects our state of mind - positively or negatively.
  5. Positive attitude produce positive reactions and negative attitude produce negative reactions.
  6. This is contagious and positively or negatively affect the overall health of an organization, which in turn influence our work life and impact our happiness at work.
In Beyond Weekend we look at the rudimentary ways by which we can generate positive reactions in our workplace to produce positive results.

Instead of looking around and expecting others to make us happy, here we identify what WE can do to take control and make ourselves happy and create a positive influence on others. The positive attitudinal stepping stones lead us through the journey of happiness.

We will identify the stepping stones here and build the foundation of the Beyond Weekend approach.

Introspect, implement and share these 'stepping stones'. Practice the positives and let a chain reaction start to ignite the happiness within our work place.

August 04, 2008

Background of this blog

In today's competitive world I observe that there is great focus of the corporates in the training of their employees. Companies not only train their staff on enhancing their technical skills and product knowledge but also spend huge amount of time and money nurturing their soft skills.

In the area of soft skills, the trainings vary from sessions on customer relationship management, employee motivation techniques, extensive leadership trainings and the list is endless. There is great innovation on how the trainings are delivered to touch the employees. The trainings are designed with an intention to bring out the best in people which in turn should improve the performance of the organization and hence increase profitability.

I believe, one area where we should focus on is the happiness of employees at work. There are few companies that explored this area and benefited out of this. As employees and managers we are trained on various management techniques and leadership skills to bring out the best in self and others. Employee happiness is one such state which would help that cause and benefit the employees and the organizations equally.

In this blog I intend to explore the horizon beyond weekend where the week days can be as happy and colourful as a weekend can be. I firmly believe that happy employees contribute to greater profitability of their organizations, which in turn benefits each one of us.