Organizational Behavior

The Superstar Paradox: 5 Reasons Oriented Overachievers Miss the Mark

In today’s fast-paced, ever-innovating luxury sector where nothing is certain but rapid-fire change, masses have surrendered themselves to “overachievement” in pursuit of career success and a life replete with wealth.Not just ordinary success, but rather the kind that exceeds expectations courtesy of excessive “above and beyond” effort put forth. Some relent to a life of overachievement willingly and enthusiastically as they yearn to earn, while others grievously succumb to a multitude of pressures (both external and self-inflicted) and work themselves to extremes in order to achieve and maintain an enviable stature and lifestyle overall.

Digital communication tools leave many workers feeling squeezed out by tech-savvy colleagues

London, UK, Friday 28 June, 2019 – The use of technology to support communication and collaborative working in an increasingly digital and flexible world is something many of us recognize. However, a global study released today by Avast Business (LSE:AVST) indicates this technology is potentially causing a divide in the workplace, with 40% of UK respondents concerned that less tech literate employees will be ‘shut out’ unless they embrace the latest chat, collaboration and digital project management tools.

How to Celebrate Your Company's Milestones

You've worked hard to make your company the success it is today. Those little and big milestones are worth celebrating. However, knowing you've hit a milestone, and coming up with unique ways of marking the occasion, are two different things.

According to the U.S. government, about 50 percent of businesses fail by year five and 70 percent by year 10. Even making it through your first year is something to celebrate. Some of the milestones you should revel in are the number of years in business, meeting big goals, awards and accolades. Use any excuse to have a party.

Why Making Your Business Eco-Friendly Is Not Just Good for the Environment But Also Your Wallet

Environmentally or eco-friendly practices are vital to success in today’s business world, and not just because consumers demand it. Yes, people love to know they’re doing business with a green, morally acceptable organization, but it’s also about sustainability and efficiency.

Adopting an eco-friendly culture will provide many benefits, bigger and better than positive PR. Here are six of the most pertinent rewards a business will receive from going green.

Quoting IT: Minecraft and New Power

"Of course, the battle and balance between old power and new power; the transformation of a world that worked like Tetris to one that functions more like Minecraft, has implications much bigger than gaming. 

The rise of new power is shifting people’s norms and beliefs about how the world should work and where they should fit in. Indeed, what is emerging — most visibly among people under thirty (now more than half the world’s population) — is a new expectation: an inalienable right to participate."

Quoting IT: Mistakes and Organizational Behavior

"Luckily, the company culture is to attack the problem, not the person. Everyone understood that if one person can bring down the site, there must be a lot of other issues involved. So instead of placing the blame on me, our engineering organization made some changes to prevent that from ever happening again."

- Katie Shannon, What I learned by bringing down LinkedIn.comVentureBeat, October 13, 2018.

Manage your online reputation tactics well before it’s too late

Your organization reputation is essential. It's an asset that you need to keep secure. When your online reputation gets affected, you might lose sales, customers, partners as well as employees. Not all business takes their online reputation management seriously. They don't look to check if they have positive or negative feedback in Google search results. 

How can you secure your brand reputation? The ORM (online reputation management) experts suggest that business owners should optimize their web content proactively. Also, monitor the search results on a regular basis. And when negative news pops up, businesses and organizations should be proactive to mitigate that with correct efforts and actions.

How Employers Should Respond to Workplace Injuries

Workplace injuries are bound to happen from time to time, even in the most controlled of circumstances. The problem caused by these injuries can be seen from many different perspectives, yet, it always ends up unfavorably for the employee. First of all, it causes physical harm that’s hard to compensate materially, it may prevent one from performing their duties, which further puts one in a bad spot. Finally, it may cause some emotional trauma, which shouldn’t be downplayed in significance. Nevertheless, the repercussions for an employer may be quite bad, as well.