Despite the perception that creative writing is a skill that is only useful to those in the liberal arts, such as English and Spanish, this is not necessarily the case. The purpose of creative writing is to develop the human imagination while providing people with an outlet to express their thoughts, emotions, or ideas through written expression. Writing expressively allows for a variety of approaches to be taken. Do you realize, however, that creative writing can be beneficial to your career and/or employment prospects?
It is a fact that few organizations consider workplace bullying when implementing their policies and procedures. The truth is that it is a very real challenge that employees face on a regular basis, regardless of their position within the organization. There are instances of bullying within organizations, and when it does occur, it is considered a form of workplace harassment.
In order for your organization to achieve a high level of adaptability, it is imperative that you focus on making sure you are agile, flexible, and diverse through challenges and trials within the workplace. Often, this occurs during the hiring process. By focusing on talented, diverse individuals that are exceptional contenders and already possess a certain level of adaptability skills, and then choosing to bring those exemplary candidates onboard (through the new hire process), your practice will have already won half of the battle. The war does not end there, however.
In terms of (employee) talent and retention, hiring the right candidate is only half of the battle. Imagine this scenario. During the past few months, your tech department has experienced a loss of talent, specifically those responsible for vulnerability management. There is a pressing need for an expert who can expedite tickets, based on their status, with the critical tickets requiring immediate attention. In the absence of such a person, your company’s security is at risk. A new job advertisement has been posted on a variety of platforms and websites, including Glassdoor and LinkedIn, by your organization. Your organization now has access to a wide variety of newly discovered, distinct talents who are prepared and willing to assist with vulnerability management in a matter of days. The first obstacle is to go through the resumes, then narrow down the list of candidates, interview them, and hire the candidate(s) that you believe will be most suitable for the job.
Diversity management is a term that is not always recognized in the corporate world; however, by this point in time (2022), it should be readily identifiable, accepted, and promoted. This is a rapidly developing initiative, which aims to acknowledge the diversity within your organization, accept it, and create an overall sense of inclusion for your entire workforce. This applies to all individuals, regardless of their background, ethnicity, gender (or preferred gender), mental or physical handicaps, age, sexual orientation, or religious beliefs. Diversity management can be a challenging and intimidating endeavor, but if you support it from within your organization, your chances of success are greatly enhanced. Diversity, equality, and inclusion (DE&I) can help corporations gain an edge over their competitors in the future.
As you are well versed in ways to be more productive in the mornings and through your daily work routine, it is time to consider how to be successful during your personal time as well as all the challenges you face. When it comes down to it, is downtime truly “down” time? When you arrive home, are you able to actually relax? You may feel overwhelmed with dozens of tasks in order to take care of your home, family, pets, and any other daily necessities. This third installment of the productivity blog will focus on making each of those tasks seem more enticing, creative, positive, and most importantly, productive.
Inclusion in the workplace provides a wide variety of benefits to both corporations and the employees under their umbrellas. It is defined as an environment (in the workplace) in which everyone feels accepted regardless of their external or internal differences. Further, these differences contribute to the organization’s industry as a whole, which results in the organization’s success as well as the success of its employees. Inclusion allows employees to feel valued, at ease, and confident, while the company that employs them encourages them to act as they see fit.