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Whether you attend small team meetings or company-wide gatherings, meetings should always be properly planned, meaningful, and productive. Meetings have long been thought of as “engines of productivity” where ideas are shared freely and healthy debates are evoked, but more often than not, meetings are often considered to be one the top time wasters at work! People talk, ideas get shared, but solid outcomes rarely see the light. The below infographic provides insight into how employees in the MENA region evaluate workplace meetings in terms of productiveness.
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Research has shown that employees are more likely to flourish at work when they enjoy high quality relationships with their peers. These uplifting relationships can contribute to greater trust, facilitate information sharing, and reduce workplace conflict. This can lead to increased productivity and reduced turnover. Conversely, conflict and tension between employees is likely to have adverse effects on productivity. To gain more insight on the matter, Akhtaboot has launched a survey to better understand the impact of work relationships on productivity. Check out the survey results in the infographic below!
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Working women in the MENA region have come a long way ever since they stepped into the corporate scene. However, that doesn’t mean that they’ve discovered the secret formula to creating balance between their work and personal lives. To gain more insight on the latter, Akhtaboot has surveyed working women to find out how they evaluate their career satisfaction, work-life balance and workplace priorities! Check out Akhtaboot’s infographic below.
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Are you thinking about quitting your job, but not sure how to do it the right way?
Many employees seem to rush into leaving their jobs before looking closely at the issues and possibilities at hand. Leaving your job should be strategic and properly timed. Here’s how you can make this transition a smooth and positive experience for both, you and your employer.
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Graduation is an exciting time filled with mixed feelings of happiness and anxiety. You’re probably battling the nerves of figuring out what your first career step should be and what kind of jobs suit your ambitions and preferences.
It’s OK to panic, but soon enough you will realize after reading this article that the transition doesn’t have to be as difficult as it may seem. Keep in mind that there are millions of fresh graduates just like you – and me – who have successfully transitioned into the job market and created meaningful careers, so it’s time you took your job search more seriously.... Read More ...
It is often thought that introverts are considered the “misfits” in the workplace simply because they exhibit reserved and conservative behavior. Therefore, many introverts find themselves struggling to fit into an extroverted work environment. The truth is, many introverts are actually great listeners and observers. They possess a creative flair and a task-oriented mentality which makes them a great addition to any team at work.
In this article, Akhtaboot busts the most common myths about introverts at work.
Myth#1: Introverts prefer to work solo and they hate being part of a team
Truth: It is true that introverts usually feel “socially exhausted” when dealing with people for extended hours and have a need to recharge after a long interactive session, but that doesn’t mean that they cannot be part of a team.... Read More ...