It has been an annual tradition to celebrate our team’s accomplishments at the end of each year. This time, BlueVisions Indonesia decided to take the children cared for by Taman Fioretti Orphanage in Pondok Gede, South Jakarta for a fun day out. The orphanage was established in July 1999 by Sister Yulia and Sister Rosa. Over the past 16 years, the orphanage has grown to caring for 70 children, toddlers, and babies with the help of five dedicated caregivers.
If you cannot measure something, you cannot manage it. Defining and measuring performance is essential to every manager’s job.
In Indonesia, organisations have regularly conducted corporate training and development. However, the identification of training needs, especially for behavioural competencies, … Read more
Perth, Western Australia – The Institute of Management has recently been selected to deliver PRINCE2® Project Management training to staff across the Department of Health commencing in November 2014.
The Department is seeking to improve the delivery capability, knowledge, … Read more
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, we talked about the importance of DISC and D’s profile characteristics. In this next discussion, we’ll cover the characteristics of Is and how to communicate with them.
When you think of famous influencers, some names come to mind almost instantly. Bill Clinton. Robin Williams. Will Smith. They all score highly in the ‘I’ metrics.
Quick reminder: ‘I’ measures how a person attempts to influence or persuade others.
I(nfluence) style characteristics
People with high scores on ‘I’ have these characteristics:
In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the importance of DISC. In this next discussion, we’ll cover the characteristics of Ds and how to communicate with them.
What do Margaret Thatcher, Bruce Lee, Donald Trump and Michael Jordan have in common? They all score highly in their D’s.
Quick reminder: D measures how a person solves problems and responds to challenges.
D(rive) style characteristics
People with high scores on D have these characteristics:
- High ego strength; seek authority
- Greatest fear is to be taken advantage of
The simple answer is of course yes, you can. The more complicated version of that is yes, you can, with certain limits.
Let’s say you have a good job and a great boss. You click with him and you feel great to chill over a cup of coffee or a glass of beer. You don’t mind hanging out after office hours. You are not just colleagues, you are friends. However, here’s a word of caution: It’s very hard for friendship and professionalism to co-exist in a business setting.
Your boss … Read more
In this even tougher economy, many businesses operate on the basis that the longer an employee works, the more he will get done and the bigger the profit. Some people even work for 10 to 12 hours a day. Does this mean that more things get accomplished? Unfortunately, the answer is no.
In the early 1900s, Ford Motor experimented on various working hours to maximise their worker productivity. They discovered that their employee productivity is at its best in working 40 hours a week, while adding an extra 20 hours … Read more
This article, and the four that follow, will talk about improving communication in the workplace by knowing your DISC behavioural styles. In this discussion, we will explain what DISC is and its importance for influential communication.
In a perfect world, every co-worker, boss and staff member knows exactly how to communicate effectively to achieve the greatest result. However, in the real world everyone speaks a different language and sends ambiguous messages.
To improve communication efficiency in the workplace, many companies use DISC personality profiles. These profiles provide insights into an … Read more
In Part 1 of this series, we focused on defining a job interview and in Part 2 we talked about the importance of stating the right number. In this final part of the series, we will show you the rules of thumb for answering your own question “What is your expected salary?”
While we have shown that stating the right number is much more important, how we deliver the number, or not deliver it, is still a big question.
The short answer for this is: It depends.
Frankly speaking, it’s … Read more