|Posted by vivhudson on June 5, 2017 at 4:15 PM||comments (1)|
As my oldest daughter is about to embark on her first opportunity at work experience (and possibly employment), I thought it prudent to share some sage advice with her.
Thinking back to my days at school, I recall going to do work experience at a veterinarian office for two weeks at the tender age of 15. At the end of each day, I came home smelling like a delight of fur, antisepti...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on May 29, 2017 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Every week people leave conferences, training sessions, read books and attend webinars with some substance of ideation that what they have learned could help them in some way. Become more productive, a better leader, adapt a new skill set or learn about a new product.
This past week, thousands of people left the Association of Talent Development (ATD) conference with these thoughts, myself included. Sometimes the thoughts include content that was learned that could be applied or develo...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 25, 2016 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
When is silence good and when is silence bad? Silence holds the key to many things. It can help us connect with our self, calm our ego, make someone feel heard and therefore build a relationship. It can also result in rules being broken, a loss of accountability and dangerous situations.
With these thought in mind we can quickly see that the art of the appropriate use of sil...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on January 3, 2016 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
The greatest gift that we can give I used to think was time. Time is an expendable resource - once spent - you can't get it back. It is easy to take time for granted - as tomorrow is another day, I can do it later... Not right now .... Then before you know it your assignment is due in, that report is due tomorrow, your fitness is nonexistent and your kids have left home.
You may ha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on August 25, 2015 at 8:35 AM||comments (0)|
The benefits to virtual working are many for both the organization and worker alike. Many businesses are slow to adapt. As Gen Yers and beyond enter the workforce, the demand for virtual working will increase. Many of these people have already used the virtual space to obtain their college degrees and learnt some skills and discipline in how to manage themselves in this environment.
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|Posted by vivhudson on August 10, 2015 at 7:50 PM||comments (0)|
Time pressure is now our biggest challenge, leading many of us to feel a sense of overwhelm. Time is our most precious resource yet we often use it poorly.
With the digital age, we can cram even more into our time than ever before and .... not switch off. We can also lose a huge amount of time to time robbers in the form of distractions.
External distractions can ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Sitting has been classified as the new smoking. The average office worker sits for 10 hours per day between work and home life.
Prolonged sitting for 6 hours or more per day has been likened to smoking the equivalent of 1 and 1/4 packets of cigarettes. Don't think that if you are a healthy weight that this is not true for you! Also don't think that if you spent an hour at the gym before or after work that this isn't true f...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 16, 2015 at 11:00 AM||comments (1)|
It is estimated that by the year 2020, half of the total workforce will be virtual workers. Already those that work at a face to face level still spend time working virtually due to the accessibility that comes with mobile devices.
The good news is that many workers are more productive when they work virtually. There is more productive time available as the commute is no longer part of the daily grind....Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 12, 2015 at 6:35 PM||comments (1)|
With distractibility at an all time high, thanks to the availability of the internet and mobile devices, our ability to engage in what we are doing is becoming increasingly challenging.
US businesses alone are potentially losing 2 hours or more per day, on average, per worker, in lost productivity due to distraction. Added up across all the workers in the country and that is som...Read Full Post »
|Posted by vivhudson on July 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM||comments (1)|
In today's technological world it is hard to switch off from distraction. Our phones and tablets keep us connected constantly in our waking hours. When we consider how available we are now, it is difficult to know when to truly switch off.
Our inability to switch off is leaving us constantly distracted, being less able to pay attention, or find it harder to focus on the task at hand. So...Read Full Post »