Author: Riccardo Giacometti

Do we live to work or work to live?

To make a long story short: Life and work are not competitors. They are not opposites that need to be balanced out. Rather, it is about an overall task that gives us the feeling of being balanced and doing things that make sense for us, that complement each other instead of balancing.

28. July 2020

Transparency and openness

Here we are! Though one! Disclosing personal information has always been a challenge for me. However, I know that if you open the door to others and invite them to your life you can have a great party.

23. July 2020

“Empathy” … what is that actually?

Empathy should not be confused with sympathy or compassion: both imply a prejudice, one positive, one compassionate. Empathy, however, means exactly the opposite, namely the approach to personalities without prejudice and judgment.

20. July 2020

Show gratitude, not only with words…

Gratitude is what characterizes good relationships in the workplace. Grateful compliments can also turn your work colleagues into your friends. But friendships are not held together by superficial compliments that can seem inauthentic. So only give honest compliments.

18. July 2020

The Pareto principle or the 80/20 rule

The 80/20 rule can also be applied in personnel management and not only in time management or sales analyses and strategies. Accordingly, the Pareto principle is a method of prioritizing the relevant elements of a project or the relevant people. According to the Pareto rule, 20 percent of the tasks (or 20 percent of the time) produce 80 percent of the results.

16. July 2020

Ask questions!

Allow the interviewee a wide range of options for the answer. They begin with a question word (why, with what, how, etc.) and cannot be answered with “yes” or “no”. Open-ended questions are particularly well suited if comprehensive information need to be obtained.

15. July 2020

Don’t duck away when things get emotional.

Think about the situation and answer the following three questions: How do you prevent employees from expressing their emotions? Why do you always want to look for a solution immediately? And: How would you actually want to act in such situations?

14. July 2020