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Feng Shui in Business – A new perspective

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline that’s employed to usher prosperity and positive energy into your premises. If you are thinking that I am now going to tell you how to apply those Feng Shui elements to bring success to your business, well, you are partially correct! I am going to tell you about the elements, as well as their human representation in your company. One of my friends is a great believer in Feng Shui. He recently invited me to take a look at his remodeled and redesigned office that now incorporated Feng Shui elements. I wondered if any physical modifications could indeed bring in prosperity. When I visited his office, I did find tremendous energy in him and almost all his employees. Impressed and curious, I listened very attentively as he explained the modifications and all the Feng Shui elements that he had brought into his office space. Listening to him, I discovered quite a few interesting and surprising things. The most important thing that I discovered was that while the physical changes were all to his office premises, the corresponding Feng Shui elements were directly related to the people working in his organization. It matched my own beliefs in the sense that I too deem human factors to be more important than the Vastu of the place where we live and work. I am jotting down some of my key observations for the benefit of anyone who wants to utilize Feng Shui for their business. Feng Shui Laughing Buddhas: As per Feng Shui, The Laughing Buddha minimizes stresses and worries and brings joy and happiness to your life. Let’s see it from a human perspective. You can have employees that connote [...]

By | 2015-05-14T05:45:21+00:00 May 13th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

5 Powerful Habits of ‘A’ Players

Take any B-school book, and you will find that it talks about various aspects, features and requirement of skillful management. Most management books focus on plans, control, leadership, strategy and organizing things. It is quite true that all these factors are of great importance in business. However, no book tells ‘A’ players about how to unlock the energy within the team members. An ‘A’ player cannot just sit in his cabin and run the business through a remote control. He also needs to engage with the employees, his colleagues and the top management people. Plus, of course, nowadays his social network requires attention too. He needs to give them all a vision and also have the capability to unite them for a common goal. A good ‘A’ player brings out the finest qualities of everyone participating in a business goal. So what qualities make a natural-born ‘A’ player? With my decade and a half long recruitment consulting experience, I have discovered that all ‘A’ players have a few key habits in common, and with a little effort in the right direction, anyone can develop these ‘A’ habits in themselves. Here I discuss five most prominent habits of an ‘A’ player that anyone can follow to make a key difference to their team and organization. 1) Be a willing giver Givers prioritize helping others. If the leader of the team is a giver, then it alters the behavior and the norms of the rest of the team as well. The rest of the team members too feel compelled to help others. Thus the givers become role models for other team members and help to change behavior norms of the entire team, ultimately contributing to the organization [...]

By | 2015-05-06T08:07:55+00:00 May 6th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments