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Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job

Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

A 2014 Oxford Economics Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S. showed 42% of employees with paid time off finished the year with unused days, leaving an average of 8.1 days unused.

Small business owners are especially bad at taking time away. According to the 2013 Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study, 43% of small business owners are taking less vacation time than five years ago.


The fact that we don't use all of our vacation time isn’t all that surprising. After all, getting away for a few days or weeks can be overwhelming when it feels like stepping away from the office will create a painful backlog of work when you return.


But what if stepping away from the daily grind made you better at your job?


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Michael J Rutherford's curator insight, May 23, 2014 9:26 AM

Today's virtual world that works makes it possible for anyone who wants to travel abroad making it a lifestyle...

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 23, 2014 11:13 AM

That's what I'm talking about!

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, May 23, 2014 10:32 PM

This is a good one! Nothing like a vacation, a week away from work, with your family or your co-workers. What matters is the change, change of atmosphere, the adventure activities, the star-studded sky above you, and the fresh air you breathe, enough to recharge your batteries, and yes inspire you with new ideas and thoughts!

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The End of a Job as We Know It

The End of a Job as We Know It | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away.

 

Over the last year I've been speaking with many corporate business and HR leaders and have heard a common theme:we need our organizations to be more agile. We need to redesign the organization so we can learn faster, communicate better, and respond more rapidly to change. This quest for the agile organization has changed the nature of what we call a job.


Via Martin Gysler, David Hain
Trumans's insight:

This is a good article.  Note that whilst expereince and skills are important, achieving results has to be up there too. What needs to be said though, is that very often results are achieved through a collaborative effort, and that gets back to the relationships that you build with your colleagues.

I one wrote a course, called Building GREAT Relationships, where GREAT is an acronym for:


Growing
Robust
Enthusiastic
Appreciative

Trusting


I believe the ability to build a great telationship is more necessary now than  ever before... 

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Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:36 AM
Yes David, a long time ago that things have changed ... finally happily. I think you gave good advice to your children, who will always be on the safe side if they focus on life and relationships.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:43 AM
@ Don - I read an article last week on the same subject and I think you say right that deep skills are (or should be) the currency of the job. More and more companies have understood this reality today.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 16, 2013 4:54 AM
@Trumans - Yes, I totally agree with you. Relationships and our network is more important than ever. It is sometimes simply complicated, for me, to set a limit ... :-). Your training seems to be great, if you can put together five acronyms and if those who follow the training understands the strong message sent.