Before Covid 19 came into the world to rip us off from our freedom, physical communication with work colleagues wasn’t that complex. Connecting with peers at work was much easier for most people. Interns and new hires usually get the opportunity to be introduced or taken around by their company supervisor or manager. However, this … Continue reading 4 effective ways Interns and Newly hired employees can virtually connect with colleagues.
When I came to the Netherlands, one of my cultural shock was about the weather - being the first open topic after exchanging greetings in every social gathering or in every new contact I made. The introduction and first question usually goes like ‘Hi I’m Eleane, where in Netherlands do you live’? Then I will … Continue reading Wow I can’t believe I’m writing about the weather!
My bestie shared this funny post above with me and it got me thinking; thinking about parents and the sacrifices they make for their children which are sometimes unnoticed. Some children do think it's the responsibility and duty of their parents to provide for them. They forget to realise that taking on a responsibility is … Continue reading Honor them while they’re still alive!
HB 1: You donate money to support someone or a project and you post on social media to showcase your work to get praises from people, it's a humble brag, stop it. These tactics of helping others and making photos of it or writing about it to share on social media are used by firms … Continue reading Humblebrag(HB): The modern trend to gaining social attention!
There is always going to be something! "Be content with what you have" is a statement that most of the times, is easier said than done. A lot of us find it so easy to say it to encourage others and ourselves but in reality, we find it hard to practice or apply in our … Continue reading What’s bossing you around?
One thing I find challenging when sending an e-mail is determining the mood of my receiver. A person mood can influence the way he or she interprets your message; especially, in these hectic times where people have to share their homes with their work. In other not to annoy someone or a colleague with your … Continue reading The tone of an e-mail can infuriate or invigorate a person.
I think it’s about time educational institutions make ‘social and corporate etiquette’ a compulsory subject for students to learn especially, those about to start their internships. Because in this our 'I know my right generation', a lot of youth lacks it. Some youth do think to have good social manners makes you come across as weak, timid and … Continue reading Most of our youth in this our ‘I know my right generation’, lacks social etiquette.
In the past weeks, I have received a couple of messages from friends about the ongoing black lives matters topic. A lot of heated arguments and discussions have been debated online about racism. A lot of demonstrations have gone on and a lot of people have shared their experiences. I find some stories very painful … Continue reading Will you call it racism?
Today as I joined the elevator, one of the cleaners of the building smiled at me. It was such a sincere smile that I felt it within me. I became relaxed and stopped thinking about my schedule for the day and started a conversation with her. Her smile welcomed me into a talk with her. … Continue reading I bet if she were a sales person, I would have bought whatever she was selling!
Back in my country, most times our elders give advise when you're getting married. One of the popular advises is: "your beauty got you a husband, your character should keep you in your marriage". Character matters and it's a key to every important areas of our lives not only in marriages. Good qualifications could get … Continue reading Character matters.