What is Perception?
Encarta World Encyclopedia defines perception as “the process of using the senses to acquire information about the surrounding environment or situation.” Perceptions are formed on the basis of what you see, hear, smell ,taste, touch and feel.
I would like to be a perfect mother, wife, daughter, daughter-in-law, sister, colleague, boss, and also be perfect at my job. Oops!! A lot to ask for. This will resonate with all my women friends. All women aspire to be perfect.
I remember once my son demanding my time to attend his parents-teacher meeting. Nothing new in that since I would attend those always, as they were generally scheduled ahead of time. But this one instance was an unscheduled meeting. It was because my son wanted to take part in the sports camp for which the school authorities wanted the parents to visit the school and signup in person. Continue reading
Why do people find it so difficult to work together- across organizations, cultures, sometimes even families. All of us know that to be effective at work, in any setting ,be it office, home , social gathering , politics, etc, we must collaborate with each other. The more people collaborate , significant relationships can be developed. With collaboration, more work gets done and important problems in society get resolved. It is not just about individual success, but when people work with each other, share ideas, influence each other, and collaborate , it is about team success. Results cannot be achieved in silos. However small be your task, you always have to work with someone to achieve it. Continue reading
I once read a quote from Mark Twain in which he talks about a man being tarred, feathered, and run out of town as saying, “If it wasn’t for the honor of it all, I would have rather left town some other way.” This may be the sentiments of many first time managers when they realize the true nature of the manager’s job. Continue reading