4 Ways To Build Positive Work Relationships With Your Team

“You May Not Be Able To Choose Who You Get To Work With. But You Can Control How You Respond To Them.”

In order to create a working environment that is inspiring, positive and gives a boost to the energy of the employees, it is very important to cultivate positive work relationships with your employees. Personal relationships if forged strongly can be a key to a productive, efficient  and effective workplace. The basic ideology one learns from his Post Graduate Diploma in Management  is how finding the right balance between a casual, friendly culture and serious professional work ethics is very important for a successful organisation.

Even though, it is a challenging task, here are 4 key tips you could learn from your Post Graduate Diploma Courses that could help you build positive relationships with your employees:

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  1. Embrace Your Leadership Role

This is very important. You need to believe in yourself before you expect others to believe in you. Many a times, people starts to feel insecure about their authority to give directions to others, but they fail to understand is that it is only you feel this way. People are looking up to you for directions and failure to deliver up to their expectations can bring you to the spot you feel you are at right now.

So feel comfortable as a boss. Do not dictate but take your role seriously and help people grow in their respective roles. Doing this would not help your team grow but also give you a valuable insight into how you can create a positive environment in the workplace.

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  1. Constructive Feedback

Feedback is one of the many jobs a leader has to do, but it is without a doubt one of the most important ones out of the lot. Feedback is of two types – Positive and Negative. A balance of both is called as a constructive feedback. It is an information-rich technique that has the capability of bringing a lot of good to the employees in the workplace.

A well crafted feedback drawn from actual instances supported by a two way communication can help create not only a positive work environment, but also a place where employees not only work productively but they constantly improve and outperform themselves.

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  1. Easily Approachable

As management theories say, a true Leader/Manager is the one who makes his employees the real boss. The employee does not need you as much as you need him. You need to make him do work effectively  and better than everyone else. Always make the employees feel comfortable around you. They should never feel you are not easily approachable or that you are not concerned about your team.

Creating a wall is good but if this wall is too high for your employees to climb, that means you still have not achieved a positive workplace around you.

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  1. Be Yourself

One of the most common myth is that, being nice to people won’t work in your favor. People often relate leadership with severity which eventually lead to lack of respect towards your boss. In order to build a positive atmosphere at the workplace, it is extremely important to show your team the real you and if you are nice to people backed by tenacity, rigor and passion for the project, it will automatically trickle down to the lower channels.

Set clear expectations and push your employees to come out of their comfort zone. Be a hard task master but at the same be considerate of other people’s feelings. This not only would create a positive work environment but would also help you gain respect of your team.

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Five Communication Mistakes You Should Never Make

“Communication Must Be HOT. That’s Honest, Open And Two-Way.” – Dan Oswald

Making mistakes in communication can be a bit embarrassing. For example, you need to send a professional email to your boss. You have drafted the  email and just when you pressed sent, you realized it contains an error. Not only will you look sloppy and unprofessional, but it could also make your boss think that you are not serious about the project.

Communication mistakes can have serious consequences in your career. It could tarnish your reputation in the company, can upset your clients and can even lead to loss of revenue.

At VJIM, we lay a special emphasis on the importance of communication and prepares you for every bit of it in all of your PG Diploma Courses.

In this article, we will list down 5 communication mistakes, that every PGDM College student should avoid:

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Mistake 1 : Not Proofreading Your Work

Always proofread your work before sending. Mistakes in spelling, grammar and tone can you look careless and can have a negative impression on your superiors, colleagues and team alike. For this spell-checkers are one good way to check if there is any typing error you have made, but relying solely upon it can again be a mistake. Sometimes the context of the words are not right, one that goes unchecked in a spell checker. So always give your written communications a read before you send it.

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Mistake 2 : Delivering Bad News By Email

The worst way to deliver difficult messages or bad news, is via an Email as written communication does not allow you to soften the message with non verbal cues such as gestures. Also they don’t let you deal with intense emotions.

Always deliver a bad news in person, and be very sensitive and careful about it. Try to convey your message clearly but minimize the  long-term upset at the same time.

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Mistake 3 : Avoiding Difficult Conversations

The leadership role is not all about being good to everyone all the time. You sometimes have to give negative feedback or tell a person, he is fired. It can be utterly tempting to avoid such conversations, but this can do more harm than good.

Preparation is what you need to handle difficult conversations. Give clear feedback in terms of actionables for the other person. Encourage the people at the same time so that they do not go out with a lowered morale, rather get a boost to do better in future.

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Mistake 4 : Not Being Assertive

Assertiveness is all about being clear about your needs, at the same time keeping in mind the needs and wants  of others. Sometimes, in order to please others, we do not mention our needs properly, but this could not lead you anywhere. When you are assertive, you stand a better chance of getting what you need, or at least reaching out to a middle ground where both parties are equally satisfied.

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Mistake 5 : Reacting, Not Responding

This is all about emotional intelligence. Sometimes at work, we get frustrated and angry and without thinking all the  points through, we react promptly or in haste. In such situations , you are not responding but reacting in order to get your anger out.

Stop right there and go have a glass of cold water. Then calm yourself and think from all the stand points before you respond to  anything in particular. This would not only help you save your reputation but would also help you find a better way of handling things.

How To Lead A Team By Example?

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A total disaster for company’s morale is the first kind of bosses and you sure want to stay clear of such people once you are through all the PG Courses in India. The philosophy of “Do as I say, not as I do” is a recipe for the doom of the company. With the first kind of boss, you can easily see the loss of goodwill and enthusiasm around you. Becoming a leader is not easy. Once you will be VJIM, all the theories you will study about Management and what the great leaders talked about you, it will make you realise that manager is not the one who orders. He is the one who gets things done from you at the same time making you feel that you wanted to do it.

How To Lead A Team By Example?

Personal Preparation For Learning The Art Of Great Decision Making A Guide By The Top MBA Colleges In Hyderabad

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This is the foremost requirement for making the right decision. Try to collect all the relevant data and process it effectively in order to get the most out of it. This would not only help minimize confusion but also eliminate self-doubt while taking the decision. For making a right decision, the most important thing you need is the right space of mind. Human mind wanders too much and it is hard to make the right decision when you are juggling with a dozen ideas at one time. It is extremely important to focus on making an effective decision by clearing your mind off all the unnecessary thoughts. Concentrate on one thing at a time  and work your way through the problem calmly and mindfully.

Personal Preparation For Learning The Art Of Great Decision Making A Guide By The Top MBA Colleges In Hyderabad

Books Every Student Of MBA College In Hyderabad Should Read

Books Every Student Of MBA College In Hyderabad Should Read

Give and Take might be one of the most important book for the young enthusiastic generation of students. It is not only insightful and entertaining, but it has profound implications for how we manage our careers, design our institutions, deal with our friends and relatives, and raise our children. It also shatters an age old myth – “Greed is the path to success.” In other words, this book teaches you that you don’t need to be selfish to succeed in this life.

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Why Is It Important For You To Develop Presentation Skills In Your PGDM In Hyderabad

“Presentation skills are key. People who work for you represent your brand. You want them to present themselves – and represent  you – in a certain way.” – Marc Benioff

What do you think would be the first thing you will do in your job once you complete your PGDM in Hyderabad? Still Thinking? Let me help you. The first thing you will need is to make a lot of presentations and establish your brand so that you create a trust factor in your workplace. Presentation skills in workplace are as essential as eating and breathing. Whatever you are working on, it would be for nothing if you are not able to present it beautifully and seamlessly.

So why should you have good presentation skills? With strong presentations, you can present yourself as a thought leader and can build your personal brand. It will not only help you create a direct impact on the business but will also establish you as an upcoming leader.

In VJIM, we always lay emphasis in acquiring this essential skills. Students are encouraged to make presentations and are encouraged to present in front of professors and fellow students. Special sessions are kept where students learn various techniques of public speaking. All this training helps them in various ways in their job.

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Impact

In order to create an impact, you need to sell your ideas and get them on board with it. You can not do anything productive if your senior management is not supportive if you. But how will you bring them on board? Obviously by showing them your vision and how it will impact the company positively in the long run.

Not only senior management, but you will also need the market research team, finance group as well as the sales team to give you a go ahead. In almost every organisation, people take important decisions at meetings. Texts are not a cool way for corporate decision making and emails are better for communicating important information. So it all boils down to hoping in a meeting where all the concerned groups gather to review a recommendation. This, my friend is a presentation and now it is time for you to rise and shine and present yourself as an individual who everyone cares to listen.

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Branding

“Of all the talents bestowed upon men, none is so precious as the gift of oratory. He who enjoys it wields a power more durable than that of a great king.” – Winston Churchill

Having  good presentation skills will help you establish your brand. If you are a good presenter, people will take you as a smart and talented person. On the other hand, if you present poorly, they will formulate a whole different opinion for you. And as they say, people talk. Remember whenever  someone  is talking about you, your branding is happening. Now it is up to you what you want people to talk about you.

Presentations are also a great way to shine and make your mark in front of the senior management. Fresh out of a PGDM college in Hyderabad, it is your time to create your impression. Riding the same elevator with the senior executive or setting in a meeting with him won’t do much good to your personal brand. But presenting in front of someone is going to create a direct impression and this time it would last for few months at least.

So now that you know how important the presentation skills are for you. Materialise this skill to the fullest. Seek out opportunities to present. In big organisations, there will be many occasions where you just have to raise your hand and say, “I will do it.” If you present frequently, you will gain experience and become more comfortable as well.

Understanding The Planning Cycle With PG Diploma In Business Management

Understanding The Planning Cycle With PG Diploma In Business Management

Once you are done with the analysis, you now need to choose precisely what the aim of your plan is. Having a clear aim streamlines your focus thereby preventing you from wasting time in non productive issues. Planning is an ongoing process and is not  a one day job. A proper planning cycle as is taught in PG Diploma in Business Management, is to bring together all facets of planning into a single unified process. Planning cycle is a crucial aspect of a lot of PG Courses in India and therefore, today we have come up with a stepwise guide to a successful planning cycle:

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The Art Of Writing A Business Case – A Guide By PGDM College

“Opportunity Does Not Knock, It Presents Itself When You Beat Down The Door.” – Kyle Chandler

A business case is the virtual representation of how your business idea would reap the benefits for the customers as well as the stakeholders involved. As defined by various PGDM Colleges, it is the art of painting a picture for the audience and making them believe in your idea. Therefore a business plan would be successful only when you are fully confident of what you are proposing to your audience.

The Business case is usually a document that explains the core business benefit of the business idea thereby justifying the expenditure of the initiative. It explains thoroughly regarding how the project is aligned with the strategic goals of the organisation.

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The art of writing business case is crucial whether you are doing a project from scratch or joining in the mid way. Take some time out to write up a business case as it will help you understand a lot of crucial facets of the project and who knows you might come up with an even better solution than what is already laid out.

You can find a lot of templates for writing a business case in your PG Diploma Courses, but here is a step wise guide to the approach you should follow while writing it down:

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Step 1 : Identifying The Problem

The base of a business case is the goal it wants to achieve. In other words, if it is not solving a problem, it is not worth hearing. Therefore the foremost step towards writing a business case is to come up with a business problem or create a business opportunity.

Carolyn O’Hara, writes in HBR that you should “Lead with the need.” In simpler terms, figure out the problem or opportunity area, explain it completely, come up with a solution and propose a time frame to deal with it.

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Step 2 : Identify The Alternative Solutions

Once you have completed understood the problem statement, there are two scenarios – first there is already a solution on the table and second there is no definite solution as of now. In the first scenario, many people would just go with the flow without putting any effort to explore for alternative solutions. To all those, I have a single question, “How can you be sure that the project you are taking up is the best possible solution to the defined problem?”

To address this concern, there comes step 2 that is analysing all the alternative solutions. You can follow a 6 step approach to this:

  1. Make a list of all the alternative solutions.
  2. Quantify the benefits for each solution proposed.
  3. Lay down a cost structure for each solution.
  4. Analyse each solution on the basis of feasibility.
  5. Right down the issues and risks associated with each solution.
  6. Document

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Step 3 : Come Up With A Preferred Solution

Now, you have all the solutions, their pros and cons, the costs involved etc. the next step is to come up with the most feasible solution. A word of caution, the preferred solution can be a mix of two or three solutions keeping in mind the best of everything. Do not try to justify a single solution against all parameters as this could take you a much longer time thereby wasting your effort on unimportant issues. Rather, look at each solution with an open mind and finally come up with the best possible way to solve the problem. Remember, till the time you are not convinced with the solution, nobody would ever believe in it.

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Step 4 :  Laying Down The Implementation Strategy

Now, you have a business problem and the best possible solution. The last step is to document it with all your heart. Your business case is not about what you have in your mind rather what you have proposed on paper. So be thorough with your research document a detailed implementation strategy with honestly describing the possible fall outs and how you will handle them if in case they occur. Writing down the possible pitfalls would propose you as a realistic leader and make a positive impression on your audience.

5 Tips To Keep In Mind While Carrying A One-On-One

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The best place to carry one-on-ones is the neutral ground. While doing your Post Graduate Diploma in Management, you will learn about the power of communication in management and one of the best way to ensure a healthy communication is to do it on a regular basis. Many  Post Graduate Diploma Courses, stresses on the importance of the one-on-ones in bridging the gap between you and your team. This not only strengthens your relationship with the team but also creates an energised and motivated environment to work.

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5 Steps To Practice Mindfulness In The Workplace

5 Steps To Practice Mindfulness In The Workplace

Getting caught up in the web of anxious thoughts could negatively impact our productivity. This pattern could impact the organizational goals in the long run and therefore many top MBA colleges in Hyderabad recommend their students to practice mindfulness. The term mindfulness is often used interchangeably with “meditation.” Practicing mindfulness at work can reap you a lot of benefits. So whenever you have such feelings, all you have to do is let it pass. Just remember, these thoughts do not define you till the time you do not act upon them. Here is a stepwise guide by an expert in Diploma in Financial Management on how to practice mindfulness:

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