A sense of well-being—whatever that means to us—results in a number of benefits with research showing greater efficiency, more effective interpersonal interactions and taking of opportunities, greater motivation, and even greater cognitive flexibility (resulting in better problem solving and creativity).
New tech applications emerging in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) make it possible to leverage sustainable impact at scale, and at the same time, seize exciting market opportunities. Yet businesses have only tapped into a fraction of sustainable technology’s potential.
Busting the following myths-
MYTH 1: If you work hard, you will get ahead.
MYTH 2: Emotional intelligence is innate, not learned.
MYTH 3: Networking is only important when you are looking for a job.
MYTH 4: Mistakes will kill your career.
MYTH 5: Every issue I face at work can be solved with more effort.
No matter how busy you are, you owe it to yourself to take control over how your character is developing by taking a mindful, intelligent, and intentional approach to your life. As your habits change for the better, you too will change for the better—emotionally and even physically.
Busting the following myths-
Myth 1: Leaders must always be strong and unemotional.
Myth 2: Decision-making is solely a rational process.
Myth 3: Hierarchical structures are the best for organisational success.
Myth 4: High stress yields high performance.
Myth 5: Leaders should have all the answers.
Across every society, culture, and business, there is a fundamental behaviourist idea that if you reward certain behaviours you will get more of them, and if you punish certain behaviours, you will get less of them. However, according to many recent headlines, rewards do not work nearly as well as people think when it comes to changing behaviour.
With the global realisation and attitude that ‘life is short’, people are putting themselves first more than they were before. How an employee’s values are met within their workplace can be make or break for an organisation. People are now voting with their feet, with staff more likely to jump ship and find new roles that align better with what matters most to them, rather than stick with the traditional stability of an unsatisfying and unrewarding job.
R&D professionals are generally different from others. They are highly qualified and prefer autonomy, freedom, and respect. Millennials have different orientations and expectations. Probably, the above-narrated reflections might be useful to practising managers in managing big R&D projects and talented team members.
MYTH 1: There is nothing I can do because the world is so STRESSFUL.
MYTH 2: If you work long and hard; if you do what you are told to do, if you earn bonuses and promotions, you will feel successful. no! Probably not!
MYTH 3: To be fair, we need to lead everyone the same way.
MYTH 4: All ideas are equally powerful. N0, they are not, and the difference is measurable!
MYTH 5: What happens when natural disaster, illness, deaths, job losses and dream losses occur? or when covid disrupts all of our lives?