Companies across the globe are working with tighter budgets and operating leaner, than before. Pay hikes and promotions in most traditional industries are tough to come by. New themes and business models are emerging today that can impact your career to great magnitudes. You must be aware of the trends and match pace with them, regardless of industry or the functional area you work in.
A new mom’s entire day revolves around her baby, leaving little or no time for herself. Adding to this, a day’s work at the office might seem like an impossible task if you are on your maternity leave. With preparation and support, you can surely ace being a career woman and a rock star mommy.
Returning to work is one of the most dreaded milestones for most new moms. A million doubts might cross your mind and you could find yourself feeling thrilled, guilty, nervous and anxious, all at the same time. Here are a few things you must consider before you return to work:
Article by: Kanakadurga Ramani, Manager – Consulting Services at Avtar with Dr. Suja.M.K. – Associate.Professor & Chairperson, Department of Social Work, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.
1. Please tell us about yourself, your passions and dreams.
I am very passionate about my profession that is Social Work. At 50 my dream is to help people especially women and adolescents come out of their mental barriers and short comings to live their life to the fullest. All they need is a little push.
Article by: Jayati Chakraborty (Executive Vice President – Business and Operations at Teleperformance).
Summer vacation, a source of great delight to all school children and looked forward to eagerly by them, poses a challenge to working mothers as they have to organize child care and devise innovative ways of keeping their brood busy and entertained.
Since I have had to wade through dozens of summer breaks with my child whilst working in the fast paced world of business, I regard myself as a near expert in terms of managing these challenges. Here are some tips and tricks that I have accumulated over the last few years to survive summer vacation:
We get it. You have just enough time after a long day at work to catch a breath. But hear this out, those small pockets of idle time outside of work matter. They matter so much, that they could have a direct impact on your professional/ personal life in the long run. This article isn’t about picking up a new hobby, creating a new music playlist, lighting scented candles, reading Paulo Coelho, or listening to a motivational podcast or a Tedtalk. It’s literally two things you could do during those small pockets of idle time you get every day to turn them into your most productive part of the day.
Don’t Get Obsessed with Routine – Take a Break and Breathe
All of us have the tendency to keep running on routines. After a while this routine becomes our way of life, our comfort zone. Taking a break means bring life to a halt, we get scared, its natural. What if this is it, I am out of fuel, I might never join the race again, etc.?
One of my close friends Debashree, a highly ambitious sales & marketing professional, over 10 years of professional experience had strived day and night to climb her professional ladder to become an area sales manager for a Global conglomerate. Since her 10th board exam results she had been working hard first to get into one of India’s best engineering college, then to nail a good package in campus placement and then to make it to one of India’s prestigious management institutes. Since graduating in MBA, she had immersed herself to prove her mettle at work. She proved her worth at every step of her career, and is an inspiration and competition to many.
Article by : Premsai Samonotoray , Life Skill Trainer.
These days, we women introduce ourselves as a working women or just a house wife. There are very few women, who take pride in saying that they are a home maker. Whether we women are in the office, or home the fact is that we work everywhere. The question is how we perceive our work. That makes all the difference.
Article by: Savitha Sampath, Digital Marketing Consultant.
A woman quits her job when she is pregnant, when she has to nurture her family, when she has to take care of the elderly or when her spouse travels. If not for all, a woman may quit her job owing to any one of these reasons in some point of her life. In most of the cases, she is forced to take a career break.
Article By Lakshmi Vijaykumar, Senior Research Consultant – AVTAR Group
An office is said to be a home away from home. Especially if you have long working hours and you’re spending a considerable amount of time in the confines of workplace among colleagues and peers, it becomes imperative to have a working condition conducive that eases out stress levels that usually surfaces while at work. Read More » “Set The Space Right”