Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions – 3. Masculinity vs. Femininity

When it comes to working with different cultures in our workplaces, it can be very useful to be aware of the cultural differences we might encounter with. I believe that the cultural dimensions’ concept from Hofstede provides a great help to all of us. I have already written about the first two dimensions, the Power…

Bearing stress – why is it easier for some people than for others?

We can say that stress is definitely part of the today’s modern life – unfortunately. However, we can see big differences in the stress bearing capability of the people. Some are heavily impacted even by the smallest impulse, some can take in a lot. Some people don’t even notice that they are living in constant…

Active listening – sounds easy, but is it…?

No matter in which part of an organisation you work, it is more and more emphasized, that you need to use the technique of the Active Listening while interacting with colleagues at your workplace. While many people seem to think that they do it well and communicate in an excellent way, we could wonder: Is…

Be more proactive, they say… All right, but why and how?

In the corporate world it has already become a default setting, that employees have to be proactive. There are hardly any job postings, where you cannot find proactivity in the requirements of an ideal future employee. When being on an interview, the candidates often say this feature as one of the positive things about themselves….

The types of motivation and their importance

No matter whether we are talking about just work or life in general, motivation plays a key role in advancing in any areas, in improving ourselves and also in feeling happy and content of what we do on a regular basis. There is life without motivation, but I would say it is more like sitting…