The qualities people typically admire in a partner or a friend aren’t necessarily the same traits that are most respected in the workplace-- like humor.
Some of the best qualities people possess are ones that are never formally taught. They’re probably not listed as requirements on a job application, and employers likely won’t assess progress of such skills.
Our world as we know it now is the product of immense transformations and progressions of communication thanks to our nonstop technological advancements.
Measuring our EQ levels, or emotional intelligence, isn’t something we regularly do, or perhaps have ever done.
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Business is business - cut and dry, black and white, serious, productive, professional, and of course - stripped of any emotion.
Over the last couple of decades, there has been a huge wave in professional spaces to make the atmosphere and relationships a lot more “human.” It’s not frowned upon to make personal friends with your colleagues, dress codes have become more lax, and rituals such as fixed hours or annual reviews seem to be less and less common.
As an employee or as a boss, boredom in the workplace can be damaging to all. Bosses certainly don’t want bored employees, as this leads to unfavorable outcomes such as sloppy work and unmotivated spirits.
We all lead hectic lives and look forward to quiet moments and down time, right? We lust for the end of the workday when we can mindlessly sit on the couch, or for the coming weekend when we can relax, or our next vacation when we take a mental break.