How to Adapt to a New Workplace

Attaining a new job is often a time consuming and arduous task. Consequently, it is important for new workers to be able to quickly settle into their new work environments in order to get the most out of their jobs. The first few weeks of working for a new position can determine whether a worker wants to stay or leave. So if you are able to land a new job, then here are three ideas that you can take on to ensure that you can adapt quickly to the workplace. Introduce yourself Taking the i...
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How to Work Productively from Home

With a growing number of people working from home now, it is essential to know how to familiarise yourself with this new environment and how to work productively. Introduction: If you have never worked from home before, then the new environment may initially be distracting and uncomfortable. Everyone has different work, working style and work space, and these factors play into how well you can work productively from home. Understanding how you naturally work will help you see what needs to ...
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How to Make an Effective Planner

We all know that a planner is an essential item for those who value organisation and efficiency. However, there are many who do not utilise them properly or to their full potential, resulting in poor work organisation or workers simply giving up on using it. Below are four useful ideas on how you can make the most of a planner to improve your organisation and thus work performance. Make use of all sections Most planners have monthly, weekly and daily spreads. Each spread is meant to serv...
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How to Avoid Procrastination

Procrastination is a common habit amongst workers, often developed from childhood when they were still students. In fact, research has found that workers spend 122 minutes a day procrastinating, and a prolonged habit of procrastination can lead to consistently higher levels of frustration, guilt and stress. However, there are plenty of ways to overcome procrastination and ensure that you are working productively. So why do people procrastinate? Procrastination occurs for numerous reasons...
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How to Self-Manage in the Workplace

Every worker needs to have self-management skills. While you may already have a manager overseeing your work and ensuring that everything runs smoothly, it is still important to be able to manage yourself and your own work effectively. This is because employees with self-management skills tend to be more productive and produce greater quality work. What are self-management skills? Self-management skills are the abilities to make an employee feel productive regardless of the working envir...
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Why You Should Use a Planner

With our busy lifestyles and overfilled schedules, it can be easy to lose track of some of your tasks. This is why using a planner can be highly beneficial, as they can keep track of your tasks for you, which therefore takes out some of your stress. However, these days, planners tend to be overlooked for some sticky notes, which can be lost and cluttered, or memory, which can often be scattered and unreliable. Here are five reasons why using a planner will help you in your workplace. Helps y...
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Why and How to Self-Reflect

Consistent self-reflection is highly important in maintain balance and stability in life. It is so easy to get swept away in the little details of life that many people often forget to regularly take a step back and reflect on the bigger picture. So being able to take time out to evaluate your life path, goals and actions is a great way to see whether you are truly happy with where you are in life and how to improve yourself. What is self-reflection? Self-reflection is the action of exam...
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Communication and Speaking Up when You’re an Introvert

While speaking up and giving pitches, presentations and ideas can seem natural to some, it can be nerve wracking to others, particularly those who feel more comfortable keeping quiet. However, in the modern workplace, socialization and vocal personalities are far more favored over quietness. Therefore, it is important for introverted people to learn some tips and tricks to help them become more confident speakers. Below are some of these techniques. Have more confidence This tip seems ob...
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Balancing Work and Personal Life

A healthy work-life balance means that you have a substantial amount of time to dedicate to your work and personal lives. It is vital to achieve a good balance because otherwise, too much work can lead to over stressing. Here are so good tips to follow if you are planning on improving the work-life balance. Time management: Perhaps the most obvious tip to give is to manage your time properly. While it may seem straightforward, few people go out of their way to carefully manage their time...
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How to Motivate Yourself to Achieve Your New Year Work Goals

So, you have made a list of new year work goals that you want to achieve, but it can be a struggle to keep yourself motivated and stay on task. Most often, people opt out of keeping their new year goals near the beginning of the year because it is the easiest time to step out without feeling like you have emotionally or mentally invested in this task. However, it is important to complete your goals, and here are some tips on how to stay motivated. Break the down the goal Often, many choo...
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