Mother’s Day Series – In Conversation with a Working Mother (Part 3)

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.

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3 practical tips for Working Moms this summer (Summer Series)

 

 

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:

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Don’t info-cram your mind

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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.

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Take a Break and Breathe – A real life example!

 

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Article by: Sanyukta Sen

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.

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Realistic Guidelines to help you excel at the work place and at home.

 

 

 

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.

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7 Tips for Taking a smart Career Break

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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.

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Set The Space Right

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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”


Single Woman Business Traveller – Tips

 

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Article By Nisha Chandran, Senior Manager – Training and Development, AVTAR Group

Here are some handy tips to assist you on your next travel trip ! Convenience, preparing beforehand and safety are important when travelling alone. Read More » “Single Woman Business Traveller – Tips”


Beat The Blues – Ways to Stay Happy At Work

Article By  Shruti M – Presales Consultant, Team AVTAR

Boredom can easily creep into your work-life. Whilst daily routine can get monotonous, we need to practice methods to break the monotony of work and helps us unwind and refocus. We are used to a certain pattern of working everyday and we’re so busy that we forget to take much needed breaks. Just few minutes of diversion can help us feel re-energised. Here are some tips to relax and rejuvenate at work: Read More » “Beat The Blues – Ways to Stay Happy At Work”