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Today, 22 of the most inspirational role models within the transport and logistics industry have been announced as finalists in the 2016 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. The Awards aim to demonstrate the breadth of career opportunities offered by the industry, particularly for women, and those shortlisted are prime examples of this with careers ranging from engineers to warehousing managers and HGV drivers.
What gets you out of bed in the morning, spurs you on to do a good job even when there’s no pay rise on the horizon, pushes you to stick your hand up for a stretch assignment when you’re already approaching full capacity? It’s motivation – a workplace characteristic that’s easy to spot in both abundance and its absence.
Workplace motivation can be an elusive thing indeed - what makes some individuals more and others less motivated is something scholars, economists and psychologists have been asking for centuries.
Find out where you sit on the motivation scale, before turning to our workbook 60 minutes to motivation where you’ll learn the five crucial ingredients that make up the perfect recipe for workplace drive.
1. Which of the following statements best describes your attitude to setting personal goals in the workplace?
You can’t win them all. That was one of the insights put forward by Jacqueline de Rojas, Citrix Systems UK’s VP & General Manager, Northern Europe, at the 2016 everywoman Forum: Advancing Women in Technology.
“I swerve and avoid difficult people,” she said. “There’s no point banging your head on a door that won’t open.”
Finding alternative routes past your non-believers is certainly one way to compensate for stakeholders who just don’t ‘get’ you. Here we look at additional strategies for dealing with those naysayers you’re obliged to work with.
Good compensation is a cornerstone in how to make employees feel valued; after all, few of us want to – or could - work without salary. But if a guaranteed pay cheque at the end of each month were all it took, well-reimbursed positions would seldom be left.
The manager who pays attention to what makes their employees feel valued will be rewarded with greater loyalty, productivity and motivation among their team members. The following strategies, backed up by scientific data, are designed to be incorporated into your daily managerial duties.
It was the largest event of its kind in Europe, attended by over 600 women in technology from across the world, presided over by key players from the most exciting and changeable industry of our times. The second annual everywoman Forum: Advancing Women in Technology saw thought leaders share their advice for the sector and its would-be leaders.
“Alpha males need to get on the page”
“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create,” said US President Barrack Obama. But for the young or youthful of appearance trying to make headway in the workplace, the more pertinent question is likely to be: How do I make a difference now?
All the research shows that first impressions do count, appearances can matter, and your level of skill and experience is a factor in how seriously you’re taken. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make your mark as the youngest kid on the block.
Up to 85% of all jobs are secured through face-to-face networking, or because of someone a candidate already knew – that’s according to a study by Harvard Business School.
You can’t afford to leave your professional network to chance – commit to growing and nurturing it both online and offline, with a little help from the tips of well-connected women around the world.
Managed well, a performance review has the power to supercharge your direct report’s motivation, confidence and ambition levels. And yet, for many employees, the very idea of a performance review elicits “frustration”, “anxiety” and “boredom”.
All that work on your CV has done the trick and now you’re drawing on the everywomanNetwork’s wealth of resources to prepare for that job interview. As you put the final touches to your winning strategy, heed the lessons – in both job interview success and failure - from the women who’ve gone before.i
More than 80% of delegates participating in our recent webinar ‘How to achieve your leadership ambitions’ said that they are already working towards serving on a board – a fantastic result worth celebrating, particularly in light of International Women’s Day’s quest for women and girls to take responsibility for achieving their workplace ambitions.
Making your slideshow stand out from the crowd while keeping to your timeslot and presenting yourself at your confident best to a roomful of colleagues – small wonder public speaking is such a nerve-inducing feat of the modern workplace.
Nominations open for 2016 Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassadors Programme.
14 March 2015: Retail achievers who exude passion and ambition are urged to enter the 2016 Worldpay everywoman in Retail Ambassadors programme, which launches today. This initiative champions and promotes women in retail and increases awareness of the diverse range of opportunities for women in retail, inspiring more women to consider a career in this industry.
‘Authenticity’ is the leadership quality you’re told to strive for – and in doing so you may find yourself sharing personal anecdotes, beliefs and opinions with those you work with. But how much of yourself is it wise to put out there, and can revealing too much backfire?