The Art of Conversation isn’t about etiquette, elocution, or knowing how to hold your teacup with your little finger crooked just so. It’s about something simple and profound: connecting.
It is fascinating to me that the corporate world is constantly seeking ways to improve communication. Has communication become another motherhood and apple pie statement – what does it actually mean?
Albert has used two words here that a lot of people struggle with – Creativity and Fun.
They can both be seen as time wasters, but make no mistake, if your team are not having fun you will be experiencing burn and churn. If you are not being creative you will be replaced by your competition in the not so distant future.
Excitement is like a forest fire, you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away. If you are excited and your team share your excitement they will jump through hoops and leap hurdles. They will not get caught up in petty issues and small road blocks. So are your team excited? […]
There is so much noise out there these days, and everyone is super busy, lets face it the world has gone barking mad! So amongst all this mayhem how do you make yourself heard?
Why not have some fun and test out doing things a little differently, the worst that can happen is that it puts a smile on your face, and maybe a few others too. Here are a few suggestions, but we would love to hear your ideas too.
Here is another super simple way to inject some fun into your workplace from hoopnotica.com. Stop jumping through hoops and start using them to your advantage. What a great idea, pop a few hoops in the office, they take up no room, they are cheap to buy and the benefits are endless….Improve health, concentration, mood, and connect with your work mates – So simple!
About the last thing you would expect to find in the office, is people playing, it is associated with time wasting and being unprofessional. However, is it really a waste of time, and should it have a place in the office?
Often creativity is misinterpreted as a talent, but in fact it is more of a mode of operation. We all have an inherent creative side, it’s just a matter of allowing it to breath. During our workshops, people are astounded at the ‘creative talent’ in their group… but really all that is happening is that we give people permission to play and explore.
It is widely accepted that we are most productive when we are happy and having fun. It is also accepted that celebrating success leads to more success. So why is it that fun remains the “F” word when it comes to office etiquette? One of the little things I like to do with my team is […]
I saw this video, and it reminded me of how the simplest things can change the day to day routine of life into something fun and memorable. We all know what effect low energy and moral can have on an environment. We are less likely to open up and communicate, share and get involved. We often forget how easy it is to spread a little bit of happiness, and how powerful that can be.
You Can Live Every Day of Your Life from Attitude
by Nido R. Qubein
The law of inertia holds that a body at rest tends to remain at rest, and a body in motion tends to remain in motion, at the same speed and in the same direction, unless acted upon by an outside force.
“We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognising and appreciating what we do have.” — Frederick Koenig
What a great quote! It reminds me that we need to see all of the possibilities that surround us….