2020 is over, but as we begin 2021, the coronavirus continues to present new and unique challenges. We are still navigating unchartered waters with this virus. We have had to find new ways to work and interact while also taking care of our mental health and well-being. Many of us are working remotely full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends, and family. Our daily routines have been disrupted causing added strain—physically, mentally, and financially. It is completely natural for the isolation of remote work to lead to anxiety and stress.
It is perhaps the most hated object in the creative world… that cursor in the top left corner of the blank page. It just sits there, blinking at you. Waiting patiently like your stern, condescending fourth-grade teacher waiting for you to answer the question you never heard because you were busy passing a note to the person next to you. From word processors to email clients, that accursed cursor is watching you, leaving you desperate to find a way to unlock creativity and actually start to get things done.
Soft skills are personal attribute-driven general skills, such as the ability to give and receive feedback, work collaboratively, and manage time. They are usually self-developed as opposed to hard skills, which you typically acquire in school or on the job. They’ll help you in a wide range of jobs, not just the target job you’re applying for. Plus, when candidates are, on paper, equally qualified for a job, it’s often soft skills that can set the right candidate apart. So, what are the most in-demand soft skills?
In a competitive job market, a lot of people have the same hard skills that you bring to the table. That’s why soft skills are so important. Having the right hard skills might get you the interview, but your soft skills will set you apart from other candidates and help you win the job. Companies are looking for people who bring more to the job than just the hard skills listed in the job posting. But how, exactly, do showcase soft skills when you’re sitting across from the interviewer?
Exchanging information and ideas within an organization is called workplace communication. However, effective communication only occurs when a message is sent and received accurately. Of course, this is true in every aspect of life both professional and personal. But effective communication in the workplace is central to all business goals.
What is task batching? And how can it help you feel more productive? Are you having trouble keeping up your productivity levels these days? It’s no surprise. After all, you were not prepared for working from home, or in a reduced capacity. And, you spent a great deal of time honing and perfecting a time management skill set that no longer works. So maybe all those office productivity hacks you took to heart no longer feel valid. You need a few new productivity hacks to help you ace this new world of work. You need task batching. What is Task