We work to live, not live to work. But that’s easier said than done. Sometimes the pressure to perform and the crazy deadlines can push us to spend longer and longer hours at the office—or bring home mounds of work to do on the weekend. Since most of us can’t afford to quit our jobs, these tips can help us achieve work-life balance—despite our workloads. [Read more…]
Job burnout is an increasingly prevalent problem. Many people complain that they spend too much time on their jobs, deal with overwhelming pressure and impossible deadlines, and get very little reward and satisfaction from what they do. However, the economic crisis has made it difficult for them to look for other jobs. What is the solution? [Read more…]
Do you have to work with an incompetent boss? Not just an annoying boss, but someone whose lack of skills and leadership is actually affecting productivity? Maybe he gives confusing directions. Or his actions actually destroy company culture: feeding gossip, pitting people against each other, stifling creativity and encouraging dishonesty.
Company productivity and performance depend largely on the quality of the leadership—even the bravest of soldiers will lose the war, if the general can’t organize the troops. But since you can’t change management, what you can do is to protect yourself, so you don’t end up being caught in the crossfire. [Read more…]
Are you burnt out? Do you feel like you have so much to do, and no energy to do it? While most experts will simply tell you, ‘Stop working so hard!’ the fact is that most of us can’t. Thanks to the global recession, we’re afraid of getting fired, and are usually doing the work of those who have been. Others are working double shifts, or taking on extra work, just to pay the bills.
But there is a way to achieve work life balance within that grueling schedule—by bringing in more enjoyment to your day, and finding little ‘escapes’ where you can. [Read more…]
Almost any job has its own accompanying stresses and problems. These can come from many different sources – co-workers, the work environment, your bosses or your job responsibilities. Sometimes the stress and the problems can become so overwhelming that you entertain the thought of escape, which means quitting your job. But when is the right time to quit a job? Sometimes you just need a vacation to recharge your batteries but there are also situations when quitting is just the most logical thing to do. How do you know that it’s time to quit? [Read more…]