Kicking this article off with a famous quote by F. M. Alexander "people do not decide their futures, they decide their habits and their habits decide their future" It's true, we are all creatures of habit. Improved performance and productivity at work don't just happen overnight, it's simply a byproduct of good habits in the workplace. Having said that, building a habit is easier said than done, while there's no concrete time frame on how long it takes to form a habit, it's believed to be around 66 days and consistency is key. So if you haven't worked on creating good work habits it's never too late!
1 out of 5 people in the world are Chinese and if there's a holiday that holds more significance than Christmas or the New Year for the Chinese is - Chinese New Year or the Lunar New Year (surprise, surprise) that is happening on the 5th of February this year. Aside from China, the festive occasion is also widely celebrated in Chinese-majority countries like Hong Kong and Singapore and they take Chinese New Year celebration to a whole new level. Immerse yourself in the streets of Chinatown lined-up with bright red lanterns or to the sound of the vigorous drumming of the lion dance that you're guaranteed not to miss. It will also no doubt extend beyond the public space into your workplace as well so let's embrace it! Here are some things you can expect as well as some fun ideas to implement in the office.
Much of productivity in the workplace can be attributed to the working culture embedded in each country, a one-size-fits-all solution to increase employee productivity simply isn't effective. In order for a company to increase it's competitiveness, it's important that employee productivity is measured correctly. There are many different ways on how to measure productivity out there such as dollar per hour or units per output/units of input. However, many of these metrics have limited applicability in the service sector.
This article will outline common workplace cultures and behaviours in Indonesia along with handy quick fixes that you can implement to your local team immediately!