No matter how great your organisation’s vision and mission are, your business can’t move forward without good talent, who are happy with their jobs. Happy employees will result in better productivity and engagement, as well as less absenteeism, stress and burnout. So, it’s important for you as an employer to ask yourself – are your employees happy at work?
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Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO (who’s also a design thinking mastermind) said that thinking like a designer can transform the way you develop products, services, processes and even strategy. So, what exactly is design thinking? How do you implement design thinking to identify and execute opportunities for your company’s growth and innovation?
With a sample of Young Global Leaders from The World Economic Forum, The Empathy Business recently releases its 2016 Empathy Global Index. According to the research, social media giant, Facebook, is at the first spot in this year’s index. Some of you (if not all) might ask, “What’s the big deal?” or “What does it have to do with business?”
If you’re still in the dark, empathy is a powerful appendage of sensories for understanding the experiences of those around us. This soft skill will help you as a leader and boost your business in the long run.
With that, here are our top reasons for why empathy is important for businesses;
According to the United Nations (UN) and the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced or will experience either physical and/or sexual violence in their life. As an effort to change the perceptions about the root cause of this issue, the All Women’s Action Society (AWAM) held its White Ribbon Run for the fourth year in collaboration with the Canadian High Commission in Malaysia. We, Supahands, also worked together with the organisation to support the cause and raise awareness about gender violence.
At Supahands, we believe in “aspire to inspire”. Besides the work and fun, we also care about things that matter too. This time around, we would like to talk about human trafficking – a topic that many of us have probably heard of, but not familiar with. It is an issue that should be constantly discussed – what should you know and what can you do to help?
Have you been feeling rather sluggish lately? It may have something to do with the food that you eat. They say, “You are what you eat.” True enough, whatever you consume will enter your bloodstream and flow to the brain. Consequently, they will have an impact on way you think, feel, and even function at work. According to the World Health Organization, you can boost brain power by as much as 20% with the right ingredients. With that in mind, here are the 9 ingredients that you might want to include in your diet for productivity’s sake.
“Please micromanage me,” says no one – ever. Probably, with a child, this is called good parenting. However, when it comes to managing a team or company – this management style can frustrate and demotivate the employees. As a leader, of course you can’t let your staff do whatever they want and there has to be some control. However, it’s important to recognise the fine line between being a micromanager and a hands-on manager. So, which one are you?
A noisy workplace, especially in an open office, can be more than just an annoyance – it’s a major distraction that can cause a drop in productivity because of the constant activity that’s buzzing around you. If you’ve ever worked in a similar environment, we feel you. Hence, we present to you some ideas that businesses can do to reduce unwanted noise.
Share Affair at Supahands is all about sharing one’s interests or knowledge with everyone. More often than not, the things they share would usually leave us all in awe. This time around, Juinn Tan, our Marketing Analytics Nerd shared her passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Who would have thought that this beautiful and smart lady has some strong muscles on her! With the general attitude of the public that women’s sports cannot be taken as seriously as men’s sports, she’s proof that there’s no such thing as doing things “like a girl”. Read on to know more about her experience in this arena.
Most corporate gigs (if not all) will give you a better paycheck and cushy perks, unlike startups. They often come with extended hours and a hectic workload, which means that it may not be as glamorous as what you see in the movies. To many, staying in a harsh corporate environment may be mainly driven by the salary. More often than not, they would prefer to stick with what they know to be more stable. If that resonates with you, then a startup environment may not be the right fit for you.