Your emotional intelligence shapes everything around you. If you are unaware of a situation taking place it could hurt you in the long run. If you like in this article change your way of thinking and keep a motivated and positive attitude, then it will spread throughout your work place.
One study might have discovered the reason for the business gender gap -- morality.
Lauren Herrera's insight:
Given that no one does anything about the fact that women and men are treated differently in the business world, is unethical givent that ethcis is the choice between what is right and wrong. It is morally wrong to have women underrepresented in the MBA program and that woman are becoming discouraged to go into the business world.
An effective social media strategy injects human blood into a brand and creates an opportunity for businesses to develop deep relationships with consumers. When done right, social media helps tell a story that consumers are happy to escape into. But when you don’t adhere to social media ethics, customers may see your brand as something to escape from.
Because social media is still in its Wild West days, brands are trying everything under the sun to stake their claim on the digital frontier and attract attention from consumers. The problem is that some brands can’t distinguish between “edgy” and “out of line.”
In his article “Ethics and the 5 Deadly Sins of Social Media,” Forbes contributor David Vinjamuri writes, “As trust is the prized currency of social media, ethical lapses or oversights can be deadly for the brand.”
This shows how social media can either make or break your brand or business. Brands are doing whatever they can to attract attention, but sadly some brands take it to far over the edge and loose all customer interest.
This talks about how in order to do business in other cultures, that we need to understand that country, be able to speak that language, and not insult that culture without realizing that you have. This is important if you are to branch out and do business in other countries.
This talks about how Richard Branson says that personality is more important than if they have the skills for the job. This i agree with, because skills for the job can be learned over time, whereas someones personality is something that can't be changed.
In a recent 2012 report from Deloitte, "Culture in the Workplace," reveals some encouraging findings about workplace culture:
94% of executives and 88% of employees believe a distinct workplace culture is important to business success83% of executives and 84% of employees rank having engaged and motivated employees as the top factor that substantially contributes to a company's successThere is a correlation between employees who say their organization has a clearly articulated and lived culture and those that say they are "happy at work" and feel "valued by [their] company".
There was also a disconnect between executives and employees about how that workplace culture is expressed and executed:
Executives have an inflated sense of their workplace culture, when compared to employees, according to significant differentials in their responses to questions about how culture is expressed in their organizationsOnly 19% of executives and 15% of employees believe strongly that their culture is widely upheld within their own organizations
Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Lauren Herrera's insight:
This has some interesting percentages on culture in the workplace.
In this brief video, Matt Damon is quizzed by a reporter who claims that he's a good actor because he knows he'd be fired if he did a bad job, while teachers, with job security, have no such incentive. He persuasively lambastes the reporter, arguing that the reasons people do things -- especially "shitty salary" jobs like teaching (but also arts careers, which have a very low chance of succeeding) -- are much more nuanced than a mere job-security-incentive "MBA" model would suggest.
It's a very illuminating example of a clash of ideologies. Damon, after all, had no "rational" business becoming an actor, since he was almost entirely certain to fail. Now that he is a multi-millionaire, he has no "rational" reason to continue acting, because he's assured of financial security forever. Clearly, Damon is someone whose lifelong incentives are not about "job security." Rather, his motivations are vocational -- he does this because it fulfills him.
And that's the case with most of the teachers I know. The important thing about a vocational model of incentives is that it can be undermined by the "rational" model preached by those who accuse teachers of sloth created by their "job security." That is, when you go around calling teachers featherbedding losers who only do the job because it's so cushy, you scare away all those people for whom the dignity of the vocation provides the low-cost workforce upon which the educational sector depends.