Tag: human resource management

Can You Truly Separate Business from Pleasure?

July 18th, 2010   •   2 comments   

Courtesy of Life’s a comic strip!

In the world of User Generated Content (UGC) on social media platforms, a common question always arises for those whose job involves blogging, facebooking or twittering.

How do we separate our personal and professional selves? More importantly, are we able to do that in the first place?

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Mindfulness and Zen in Management

July 13th, 2010   •   3 comments   

Mindfulness and Zen in Management
Source of image: Mind Revolution

What is the most difficult task as a manager in a corporate organisation?

a) Finding a way to fund your projects, justify ROI and achieve your KPIs?

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Your Most Important Customers

June 2nd, 2010   •   no comments   

With courtesy from Starfleetyachts.com

Who should you pay the most attention to in your organisation?

A) The guy or girl who makes a purchase of your product or service.
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Are We Philosophers or Pragmatists?

April 27th, 2010   •   4 comments   

After working with so many people throughout the years at all levels, I find that there are two distinct personality types.

The first, whom I call philosophers, are those who love to examine the fundamentals of every decision in the organisation. Thriving on discourse, these deep thinkers love to indulge in intellectual discussions and question the reasons for management mandates and policies that don’t fit into their worldview.

Are you as profound as Confucius….(source)
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How to Manage “Gen Y” Workers

April 25th, 2010   •   2 comments   


How are Generation Y (Gen Y) workers perceived in general? What should organisations do to attract and retain Gen Y talents? Are they any different from their older and more senior colleagues?

The answers to these and more were covered in a recent talk organised by the Institute of Advertising Singapore which featured the results of a joint research project between the GMP Group and Temasek Polytechnic. Also known as the Millenial Generation, the term Gen Y refers to the cohort of individuals born from the 1980s and 1990s. In the GMP-TP survey of some 2,610 respondents (including about 567 Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers), they are considered those between 18 to 27 years of age.
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Why You Should Listen First

February 22nd, 2010   •   no comments   

Courtesy of papershine the art of learning

The fine art of listening seems to be one that is fast becoming lost. It is ironical that in an information overloaded world, people actually has a lower propensity to absorb feedback and act on them.

I suppose that this could be an impact of the numerous digital distractions that plague one. With so much available at the tap of a screen and click of a mouse, who really needs to pay attention to the person in front of you anymore?

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Your Most Important Stakeholders

January 25th, 2010   •   1 comment   

Courtesy of CoverUps.com

There are two things which are absolutely vital in ensuring organisational success:

1) Hire the right people.
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