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  • 4 REASONS WE LOOSE MOTIVATION (AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT)

    28 June 2022 Language : English

     

    When starting a new job or project we’re often thrilled and full of enthusiasm. This attitude is amazingly precious: highly motivated people can boost their performances at any given tasks, be it executive, creative or relational. Motivation is crucial in our lives, but some factors may undermine it: lack of purpose, disruptive emotions, lack of control or lack of connection. All of these factors have different origins and they can be addressed differently.

    1)  Lack of purpose

    At times we find ourselves not caring enough about our tasks. Lack of purpose originates from a mismatch between our values and the task at stake. The mismatch can be intellectual (we find the task not compelling). Other times there is an identity mismatch: the skills required for the task are not central to our self-conception. The lack of motivation can be addressed when the mismatch is not evident. We can reflect on how our task may be connected values or skills relevant to us. Alas, we can investigate how the task is connected to a greater personal or professional goal.

    2)  Disruptive emotions

    Even the highest achievers may find themselves with difficult emotions that can be related to their personal lives: anger, anxiety, grief, sadness can distract us from our goals, leaving us a bit unmotivated. When hard emotions kick in, the best thing we can do is to talk to someone, be it a family member or a close friend. For employees, the best option is certainly to address these issues privately with our manager.

    3) Apparent lack of control

    Sometimes we win, sometimes we fail. However, failure can be hard to handle, especially when it is unexpected. Maybe we made a mistake evaluating the necessary amount of time to complete a task, maybe we over evaluated our skills. These mistakes in evaluation, when not addressed, may leave us with a sense of lack of control over our performances (the evergreen ‘I am not good enough for this’). We can overcome this apparent lack of control by simply focusing on what went wrong during our first attempt Failure is essential to learn and we can adjust a better strategy for the next task – maybe with the help of a manager or a coworker.

    4) Lack of connection

    At  times we may feel a bit isolated or unheard from our colleagues or collaborators. Motivation arises when we feel part of a team and we know the people we are working with. We need to know they’re willing to help us, honest and open about their ideas and concerns. This doesn’t mean we have to be everyone’s best friends, but a good professional team needs cohesion and connection between members. If we feel not connected to the rest of our team, the best thing we can do is to take our time to re-establish this connection: teambuilding activities or a genuine expression of interest towards our colleagues’ professional (or private) lives can be an amazing start.

     

     

    Ilaria Brusa - PWN Content Creator

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  • WHAT GOOD FEMALE NETWORKERS DO DIFFERENTLY

    31 May 2022 Language : English

     

    Gender diversity pays off: according to a recent study companies with gender-diverse senior leaders outperform their only man peers by an outstanding 15%. Despite these advantages, women are relatively rare among senior managers. A reason why women executives don’t reach the highest working positions is the lack of time invested in building professional relationships.

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  • WOMEN AND HYBRID WORKING: AN OPPORTUNITY WITH HIDDEN RISKS

    28 April 2022 Language : English

     

    For a couple of years now hybrid working has been a powerful resource to navigate the pandemic. LinkedIn reports 90% of businesses are planning to allow their employees to work from home, at least some days per week. Implementing hybrid work models is now a priority, and it’s urgent to understand the possible opportunities and challenges.

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  • 3 tips to cope with stress (and why women are a step forward)

    28 March 2022 Language : English

     

    We’re going through a rough patch, for sure. We thought we were done with the Covid pandemic and now we see bombs raining on Ukraine, the destruction of entire cities and thousands of refugees fleeing through Europe. If this wasn’t enough already, food prices are now increasing and bills are spendier than ever.

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  • Engaging Men Program - New workshops

    30 January 2022 Language : English

    Despite past efforts to advance gender equality, there are still many disadvantages, barriers and challenges for professional women in the workplace. The future of work post the COVID-19 pandemic and the developments in AI and technology point to these challenges becoming even more pronounced. This is a major issue for business and society.

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