Sometimes even before accepting a job, you’re already planning for when to ask for a raise. The need for just compensation becomes harder to deny if you’ve been working hard for quite some time, and nobody has offered a reward. But asking for (and actually receiving) a raise requires finesse. You can’t just blurt it out in the middle of a staff meeting at the end of your first week. It’s normal to be hesitant and feel awkward when trying to find the words to ask for a raise with your boss. Money is an awkward subject, and asking for more raises the stakes. If you’re wondering about the right time to ask for a raise, we’ll be walking through a couple of situations where it might be appropriate. … [Read more...] about When Is the Right Time to Ask for a Raise?
Motivation at Work
How Karma Works – A Guide to Be a Decent Human Being at Work
Sometimes work is the last place you want to be, but that’s no excuse to let your negativity show. There are good days, and bad days, and how you act has a direct effect on the people around you. Here’s how karma works, a guide to be a decent human being at work. … [Read more...] about How Karma Works – A Guide to Be a Decent Human Being at Work
No Motivation to Work? Let’s Get Motivated!
Having no motivation to work is one of the biggest issues that the average worker might have to tackle in their career. After all, what’s worse then going into your office everyday only to want to leave immediately? Learning how to stay motivated at work is an essential skill, and it’s an art, too. It makes your work better, and it makes you better! … [Read more...] about No Motivation to Work? Let’s Get Motivated!
Understanding Motivation at Work
Motivation at work is a key element to running a successful business and being successful in your career. To be able to maximize production, performance and results, everyone involved has to be motivated to achieving the best possible outcomes. There are two main ways to create motivation, either by avoidance or desire, more commonly known as the carrot or stick approach. The Avoidance Approach Avoidance (or the stick approach) is about moving away from the negative, doing what is needed to prevent something unwanted from happening such as the fear of missing a deadline or fear of failing to produce a clients order as requested. This approach relies on having a fear of the outcome in order to invoke the fight or flight response, which in turn stimulates cortisol and adrenaline levels. Higher levels of these hormones help focus the mind and body to find a solution to avoid the negative outcome. This approach can be very effective for urgent situations and short term problems … [Read more...] about Understanding Motivation at Work