“Burnout: nature’s way of telling you that you’ve been going through the motions, but your soul has departed; you’re a zombie, a member of the walking dead, a sleepwalker.”
Our work can be unforgiving on us at times. Rather, I should say that the work is cruel to working professionals most of the time.
The mounting pressure of meeting deadlines, completing and delivering projects on time, and dealing with multiple things at a time can take its toll on you in more ways than we can imagine.
Ironically, many working professionals do not even realize that they’re on the verge…
How you behave with your team and your leadership skills play a vital role in leaving a positive impression on the people around you.
As a leader, you must develop cordial relationships with your followers or team members. It goes without saying that if your team has faith in you, they will go that extra mile to accomplish anything that comes their way.
On the other hand, if there’s a lack of mutual understanding and respect between you and your team, things can go haywire at any instant.
Working with a team that doesn’t respect you as a leader will…
“The challenge is not to manage the time, but to manage ourselves.” — Stephen Covey
I really don’t want to be another person advocating for the ongoing chit-chats on how important it is to manage your time well. Millions of blogs on the internet explain the need for time management and how you should do it already. I cannot read all of them, but there’s something I can totally vent about. They all explain pretty much the same practices: plan and schedule.
My beliefs, in this matter, are a little contrary. You cannot manage time. …
“ Success is determined by your daily choices and habit” — Rick Pitino
Decision! The word itself sounds so perplexing, right?
But have you ever wondered how powerful your small, day to day decisions actually are? I’m not talking about the decisions you make to wear a white shirt instead of blue or sticking to a diet versus having a grand cheat meal.
However, these decisions matter too but here I’m talking about the thousands of choices you need to make every day in order to make your life better and live your dreams.
COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we used to look at things around us. From being a species that longed for human touch and personal interaction, we have been forced to think of social distancing and isolation as the new normal.
Things are a lot more different if we look from the perspective of teams and offices. As quite rightly put in words by Brent Capron — “Workstations were about privacy and acoustics — now they represent a physical separation between colleagues.”
As we take tiny steps towards going back to how life used to be before the pandemic, we…
Imagine it’s 2050!
The world of automation, robotics and flying cars. Sounds exciting, right?
Technology has already come a long way from what it used to be 50 years back. The world we live in today seems like a science fiction we all were keen about while growing up. As more technologies evolve and develop into something greater, our everyday lifestyle is likely to become more streamlined and dependent on machines.
Do you have any idea how this technological evolution will affect your future work life?
Just a single thought of “future of work” is enough to fill up the…
When your team is ahead and you’re lagging behind, the pressure is on. I remember when I started at ProofHub, I was introduced to this team of talented people and I felt like I would never be able to tap into the rhythm they seemed to be working in. The level of productivity they presented, the way they put their ideas into motion, it felt like the Earth moved fast for them but slow for me.
The same thing happens when I take leaves or I get sucked into doing another assignment — It’s hard coming back to the ground…
Every dark cloud has a silver lining, and how this age-old proverb proved to be true once again as ProofHub added another remarkable accomplishment in its long list of achievements amid the grim situation created by the global pandemic i.e. COVID-19.
ProofHub has been included in The Best Project Management Software Companies In 2021, Best Business Management Software Companies of 2021 and Best Collaboration Software Companies of 2021 by Digital.com — one of the leading, reliable review sites that are known for providing unbiased and honest reviews.
“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” — Henry David Thoreau
Managers often have the heaviest workload; meetings, interviews, hiring, creating and maintaining budgets, planning and promoting daily schedules of employees, performance evaluation, reporting to senior management, the list of things-to-do can go on and on.
Since managers have so much to do, one skill they must have in today’s fast and hectic work environment is to be a smart time manager. That said, time-wasting by employees in the office is one of the most common reasons for causing…
“Being a project manager sucks. Everyone thinks I’m a wolf in sheep’s clothing. No one really cares about what I do to protect them from the wrath of clients and office management.”
This was Tia, one of my good friends, who works as a Project Manager in a web development company.
“I cannot take this anymore. I feel like quitting.” she continued her sobbing, and continued to console her that things are going to be fine.
Being someone who has been part of the project management industry for close to a decade now, I could relate to the feelings that…