Every work place has its fair share of employees that may come from different backgrounds, cultures, or even have different perceptions. Considering how you spend most of your day at work, your co-workers with can either make the work environment amiable, or on the contrary – quite toxic. If you are working in a diverse office, it’s only natural to encounter co-workers with characteristics that conflict your own. Dealing with such people can take a toll not only on your well-being but on your work productivity as well.
Here’s a list of personalities that Akhtaboot believes you should avoid at work:
THE ATTENTION SEEKER
The attention seeker strives after full recognition and praise in the office.... Read More ...
Establishing the right relationship with your boss from day one is highly essential for your career success. But working with a great boss doesn’t mean that your job will be a walk in the park. In fact, the best managers can be more demanding and won’t hesitate to push every employee to fulfill their potential. You’re likely to work for plenty of bad managers in your career. But if you’re lucky, you’ll also get to work for some good ones. Akhtaboot is here to highlight the major traits of great bosses.
They Have Clear Expectations
Employees need to fully understand the company’s vision.... Read More ...
66% of employees in the MENA region do not use all of their annual vacation days! How does this affect their performance, productivity and happiness at the workplace? What happens to their stress level if they don’t take a vacation for a whole year?
All of these questions and many more are going to be addressed by Akhtaboot‘s Infographic “The Power of Vacation on Employees’ Performance in the MENA Region.”
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Here’s what to do to reignite the Spark
It’s so easy to get stuck in your daily routine to the point that you start losing interest in your job. If you’ve been dreading going to the office for quite some time that it started affecting your personal life in a negative way, then maybe it’s time you took control of the situation. We all go through phases of boredom at work. During those times, you might lose perspective on why you’re doing what you do and you may feel like you are trapped in a meaningless, never-ending job. The good news is that, in most cases, this is a temporary feeling.... Read More ...
When describing the perfect company often look at external factors such as the size of the company, the job description and the compensation package. But we underestimate the importance of evaluating the actual workplace. Instead we should assess the company based on how it nurtures individual differences and most importantly fosters amicable relationships amongst all employees. At the end of the day, the workplace becomes your second home, and that’s why it is imperative to feel that you are accepted and in harmony with the company’s dynamics. Akhtaboot highlights the different aspects that will allow an organization to create the most productive and rewarding working environment.... Read More ...
There’s plenty of advice out there on how to increase self-productivity, climb the corporate ladder, and succeed. But a few articles talk about the top career mistakes that you might not be aware of doing that certainly sabotages your professional career. Since finding your dream job is a lifelong journey, avoiding career mistakes is important to your career success. You should always be aware that you can easily destroy your career if you make them. Akhtaboot is here to highlight the top career suicide mistakes that can destoy your career and stand in the way of your future job prospects.
Mistake #1: Letting Your Work Speak for Itself
When it comes to building a successful career, hard work is the answer.... Read More ...
Given the highly interactive Internet era we live in, many employees are dwelling in a sea of information with too many distractions. Akhtaboot evaluates the effects of multitasking at the workplace; does it disrupt employees’ short term memory? Are employees able to resume work immediately after interruption? Does multitasking increase employees’ stress levels? Do they make more errors while multitasking? Take a look at the infographic below which provides interesting facts of multitasking at the workplace.
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Losing a valued employee can be very costly to companies. Retaining good employees is becoming more important at a time where skilled employees are becoming difficult to find. The Infographic below from Akhtaboot
reveals some facts and reasons that drive employees to consider leaving their job. Employers can now have a clearer image of what they can do to retain high performers.
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