An employment letter spells out the terms and conditions of work to the employee. A staff handbook whether written or unwritten also spells out the expected behaviour of the employer and obligations of the employer and what should be obtainable from both parties. Compromise – To accept that you will reduce your demands or change
Thursday, 11 April 2019 by WhiteOlive
Words, words, words! These 4 letters have shaped the world (literally) and continue to create our reality. So why do we use them so carelessly? This applies to every aspect of our lives including work; let’s talk about how not to use words in our offices. Say Yes to Everything – Contrary to popular opinion,
You know how the freedom to do something does not necessarily make it the right thing to do? Like, you have the freedom to scream, but screaming at your boss might not be a good idea. Well it’s the same with food, here are 5 things you must remember not to do with food while
“Look at how simple this report looks! You have belittled the nature of the project by not using complex professional terminologies. This report looks like it was written for a secondary school student”, Josh said as he stared at the report I spent 2 weeks working on. Hurt and anger made my blood boil as
“You smell nice”, “You look beautiful”, “Your spouse is lucky to have you” – common phrases that can be seen as a compliment or harassment. Let’s talk about a few scenarios, Scenario 1 – Emotional Connection Damien walked into the office, and the first person he saw was Sewa. ‘Here we go again’, he thought
Last week was epic, as we walked, strolled or were dragged to our polling units to vote. I did mention my argument with my CFO and what was at stake – bragging rights; to keep our egos intact, I won’t tell you who won. One thing is for sure, it was worth the intellectual exercise.
Yes, there was molten magma in my veins and fire in my bones with the pistons of my heart pounding like a formula one supercar engine’s. I was spoiling to burst into 2019. I primed my ears to hear the whistle to zoom into the new year. Happy New Year, happy New Year, everyone was
Like every other working-class Nigerian, I got out of bed super early to prep for my day. It’s a Friday like no other, elections are holding tomorrow and it’s been the talk of the lunch room for weeks. Apart from the fact that it’s a half day at work, I’m super excited to wrap up
So I met this girl at work… she’s a 12/10; cool, calm and collected, even when under pressure… no, no, hold up; that’s not true. This lady is a fantastic mess, she has a ton of energy and can talk for days. She is fun loving and thoughtful and probably the sweetest person you’ll ever
An office is an assortment of different personalities. There is the dedicated to duty, lassez-faire, eye service, task procrastinator, etc. There is the grumpy, grouchy, overly happy and ever smiling types. There is also the can-do, reach-over-the-moon, aim-for-the-skies and then the-afraid-to-get-off-the-ground types. Who can be described as the best type of employee? What kind of
‘I am a dreamer, an ambitious goal-getter; I know what I want and I work extra hard to get it. I want the sun, the moon and stars; how is that an unreasonable demand?’ I have heard this cliché so many times, I feel it’s a mantra for those who just want you to think
Hi, I’m Fola and I am a straight arrow; I’ll tell you what it is, as it is, and you bet that what you see, is what you get. I have no time for charades, guess-my-mood or any such game that requires me to pretend that I do not know what I know… and this
Admit it, at least I can, the appraisal period is stressful and uncomfortable. No matter how amazing my performance was during the period, there are always thorns of doubt trying to choke the seeds of confidence. Like the time I forgot to send the email to a client, or the time I missed a deadline.
Today is the first day of the rest of my life, everything looks brand new or is that just the new year euphoria talking? As I get out of bed, I am thankful it’s resumption day, I have actually missed my colleagues and the rush that comes with deadlines. I went on my customary 2week
Ideology, culture and core values are all essential to the DNA of any organization; it is what forms the corporate identity and can be either positive and life-giving or negative and toxic. What is your organisation’s ideology? Yanza was a little taken aback by the suggestions coming from his colleagues; the board room was thick