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Considering one of the best cities for building your own business, the number of registered local companies in Hong Kong has approached 1.4 million in early 2018 while around 43,000 newly registered companies are added to the list during the period of 2016 and 2017. The statistics are stunning, and it has proved the attractiveness of Hong Kong’s business environment. Further to the government resource, nearly 160,000 local companies have been registered in 2017 and the result matches the third position held by Hong Kong in the World Bank’s report on “starting a business” internationally.
Isn’t it exciting to start a new business in Hong Kong? If you have a fantastic idea wanted to start with, don’t wait until the last moment, come to know more about how to start your own business in the most competitive city in the world.
Company Name and Type
Well begun is half done. A good business always starts with a great name which is better to be precise and easy to be familiar with. You should be careful with the duplication issue and you have to check through the Companies Registry’s Cyber Search Centre or the Company Search Mobile Service to ensure the legality of your chosen name. You should also make your consideration according to the guideline from the official.
Besides, depending on your needs and requirements, you need to consider the business entities of your company. In general, there are several types of entities available in Hong Kong, including limited company (public or private), sole proprietorships or partnerships. You may select the most suitable type for your start-up after clear understanding and careful consideration. Our team (WYND Co-working Space) is always ready to help with if there are uncertainties or confusion with the registration process.
Company & Business RegistrationThe application of a company in Hong Kong has been simplified throughout the years. The following required documents can be hand in via, the online E-Registry, “CR e-Filling” mobile application in App Store or Google Play Store, or in-person to the Shroff on the 14th floor of the Queensway Government Offices :
** Details of the business registration fee can be referred to this link for further information.
Further up-to-date information for both registration processes can be found in Company Registration as well as Inland Revenue Department or you may hold a meeting with WYND team, we are eager to help and explain all you are not clear with.
After Successful Registration
With well-prepared planning, the online and mobile application for company and business registration can be completed within around an hour. Once the request is approved, the certificate can be downloaded and printed accordingly from the email received from officials.
With the hard copy application, the process of evaluation will take 3-5 working days. Moreover, the corresponding certificates will be issued or faxed out within 4 working days. If you are WYND‘s member using our address for business registration, our team can help to collect and display the certificate to avoid any delay or legal issues.
Rules and RegulationsConcerning some special business forms sat, specific permits or licenses may be required for your company, more details can be found in import and export operations or other business operations.
For start-up operators, you must be familiar with the taxation system and labor legislation in Hong Kong in order to make sure that your business is legally running with proper management with rules and regulations specified by the Hong Kong SAR Government.
Although setting up a new business in Hong Kong is relatively easy compared with other cities in the world, there are still basic responsibilities and duties needed to be understood and followed, for instance, Intellectual Property, Code of Practice on Employment or MPF system, you can find out more detailed information on GovHK. Moreover, as a start-up founder, you can also easily have the administrative assistant in a co-working space, like WYND to have professional consultation services for any problems with a start-up business.
Hong Kong as the Pearl of the Orient has its own attractiveness for start-up entrepreneurs who wish to become the most outstanding one. After your completion of the registration process, you have now become a newcomer to the Hong Kong market, yet you still have a lot of challenges needed to be faced and solved respectively.
About the Author:
WYND Co-working Space is located in Central district, in Lan Kwai Fong and near SOHO. The vicinity is the most diverse and vibrant neighborhood in the prime core of Hong Kong. It is the stronghold of international corporations and distinguished local businesses. A place where top talents worldwide gather to live their dreams in career and leisure. Wynd is a platform to synergize the talents and opportunities offered by the city for entrepreneurs, innovators, and pioneers alike.
Creativity and innovation are the two terms that are often used interchangeably in business meetings, sessions that involve brainstorming, university lectures, Ted Talks and, in various firms’ corporate mission and vision statements. These two, however, are not the same and it is very crucial to learn the difference between the two to be able to put the two concepts in practice in a better way. Creativity and innovation are significantly distinguished from each other but both are highly valued, prized, and needed in an organization for efficiency and effectiveness of the organization to meet its corporate goals and objectives. So what is the difference between creativity and innovation?
What is Creativity?
Creativity can simply be understood as the cognitive ability of an individual to see, perceive, think and analyze things differently and uniquely often by coming up with new imaginative ideas that do not exist in the current systems and processes. Companies prefer and want to hire creative individuals who could bring new ideas and values which would help change the already existing, accepted, and believed patterns of behavior by bringing novelty.
What is the difference between creativity and innovation?
As mentioned above, creativity is the art of being unique and different but innovation is the art of implementing the change by putting the ideas that go inside the mind in practice. While creativity is mostly abstract, innovation is more action and results-oriented. The main difference between the two is just the focus. In the business world, performance is the most important because it helps to measure success. Hence, anything that helps to improve performance is valuable to organizational success. Creativity is mostly subjective and abstract as it involves ideas and thoughts that go in a person's mind making it hard to measure and evaluate. Innovation, on the other hand, can be measured and evaluated as it is action-oriented. Innovation does not need to be drastic or dramatic. Any slight change in the previously practiced norms and traditions, or slight tweaking in processes, and systems could be an innovation.
The difference between the two concepts can further be understood by what Hunter said in the Business News Daily. He stated, if the employees of an organization sit together in a brainstorming session and come up with numerous new ideas, they exercise and display creativity but not innovation as innovation is only displayed when those ideas are put in to practice and something new comes in to a physical existence that can be touched, felt or smelled. He further elaborated that many business organizations and leaders focus greatly on generating novel ideas but do not pay attention to creating new products, processes, and designs that help the organization in achieving its corporate goals and objectives.
How can innovation be fostered in an organization?
Creativity can easily be put in the organizational culture but innovation cannot be forced, but better to be fostered. This can be done by adopting the design thinking approach which is a system that has overlapping spaces and is not a continuous step by step procedure to get through. Design thinking involves identifying the current or inherent problem and then finding solutions to it. These solutions are found by brainstorming and generating new ideas and approaches. Once a series of alternatives are generated the best one is chosen to be implemented. The last step is the implementation of the chosen idea which requires the series of activities and practices to put the thought in action.
The design thinking approach is very useful as it helps the organizations to identify problems even before they are visible and this helps them to track the issues that they might be missing on for a long time. Furthermore, it greatly helps in linking the creativity and innovation as it connects the amazing ideas generated through creativity to the actual customers or market that demands it. The creativity that is used and applied to form new products and processes in an organization is what the leaders want and values the most in the corporate world. It is the responsibility of the leaders in an organization to promote the creative culture and use a design approach to bring innovation in the organization by motivating people to think outside the box and become active and results-oriented.
Risks Associated With the Innovation
Innovation itself is a huge risk and comes up with a big possibility of two things: risk and failure. To be innovative means to take risks and risk always comes up with a possibility of failure. However, failure is something that the organization must not be scared of as it helps you to learn and improve in the future. If the business leaders do not let go of their fear of failure they will never be truly able to foster innovation in the culture, practices, and products of the organization. Many popular organizations used the design thinking approach and succeeded in bringing innovation in the organization. Proctor & Gamble under the influence of CEO Alan Laftley was able to increase its value drastically to a hundred billion by bringing innovation in the organization. The Kaiser Permanente applied design thinking approach and were successfully able to improve the performance of the organization in the form of satisfied patients and improved health and control.
Creativity and innovation are some of the most highly demanded traits in the business world as they help the organization achieve efficiency and effectiveness which ultimately gives immense success in achieving the overall organizational strategic goals and objectives. Creativity and innovation can both be enforced by the business leaders in the organization by using brainstorming and design thinking approach. Although both concepts are different they are still needed equally in the organization as one helps to achieve the other.
Being the leader of a company that has so many potentials of growing and doing your best to stay in the path of this growth, you get to face some kinds of anxieties that hang under the surface of your daily tasks
You probably are already treading the water regularly and you do not have the mental energy to deal with another thing, but one thing you need to consider is where do you want your company to work from? After all, unless you already have robots running your company, your company is built by humans, but even West World robots need a place to be based out of, so maybe your team of robots and humans need an office. However, having an office lease is a big commitment.
Bear in mind that, any bad office lease decision will waste no time in killing the dreams you have of your startup before killing the startup in real-time.
Although, when you need the space, it seemed like a wonderful idea it is likely not beneficial to your company over time.
Tips To Avoiding Office Lease Issues
In a bid to avoid all of these office lease issues, there are tips to take along with you for you to keep your startup dream alive. These tips include:
Always have an idea of what your next move will be even though it will happen either in some years to come or even months. Especially in San Francisco where permits process takes an unusually long amount of time. Plan plan plan!
The fact is that a good broker will work with you in a bid to be aware of your priorities when seeking out an office space and also understand your business plus its space needs.
Moreover, the ideal broker will have an idea of the buildings available in your area and have a good relationship with some of the owners plus an insight into the exact time that space will be vacant.
All of this will make things easier and less of a hassle for your business at the main time.
Too much space or even a space that is little can turn out to be a killer mistake. This happens most especially when you have not negotiated the ideal terms on the office space lease.
Also, you should embark on learning about what is known as a target amount of people to hire and try applying it to your educated guess.
This is because you could land on the hook for thousands of dollars worth of repairs or maintenance should anything go wrong in the space you occupy. A good broker will help you avoid such trap terms as well.
To Wrap It Up
As mentioned earlier, an office lease can contribute to killing your startup before you even think of making necessary expansions. The amount of liability is huge with a traditional office space. A useful tip to consider is to consider some of the shortest lease terms deals possible. Or you can try coworking! Whether if you are a solo founder who just needs a desk or a small startup seeking a private office, or a corporation needing a satellite space, we might just be the perfect choice for you.
Choosing Treehouse Society means that you can save time thinking about office space for your team and focus on what you do best. Take a tour today!
Are we going into recession or not? Should I be cashing out all my assets? There are many questions in our minds as the news of impeachment, Uber layoffs, and Wework being on lifeline funding is going around. So there are 5 podcasts to make sure we are staying on top of it.
We get you don't have much time and a podcast can be 20 to 30 minutes long or even longer, ranging to an even the length of an hour or two. Here are the ones we think would be essential and bullshit-free.
1. CHAT WITH TRADERSChat With Traders by Aaron Fifield is a podcast that is true to its name and can be listened to on Android, iTunes or the website: https://chatwithtraders.com/podcast/. It features an episode that includes the appearance of a famous trader being interviewed by Aaron weekly. The traders commonly talk about what you can look forward to or usually discuss trading strategies.
Some of the famous names that have appeared on this podcast are, Jack Schwager, Linda Raschkeetc. and have spoken on a myriad of topics relevant to trading.
2. TREND FOLLOWINGTrend Following is a podcast authored by Michael Cove who is a well-known name in the Industry. He has also written some books on trading, one of the most popular ones being obviously, Trend Following.
An episode of this is uploaded almost every 4 to 5 days and can be found on iTunes or Android or even his website: http://www.trendfollowing.com/podcasts/. Archives of his older podcasts are also available here.
His book Trend Following was so famous because it was based on Turtle Trading System making use of Donchian Channels. Even though his podcast is not limited to only interviewing renowned people from the trading industry, there’s still a great deal of information available to hold the interest of a trader.
3. DAY TRADING ACADEMYDay Trading Academy is a podcast founded by Marcello Arrambide who has been in the market for almost 18 years and has been teaching those new in the market for almost 10 years. This podcast can be tuned in from https://player.fm/series/day-trading-academy or can also be downloaded on Android or iTunes. This is an educational channel that teaches you how to trade and invest in stocks along with providing a recap of financial markets and economy in past weeks to help you better understand.
4. BETTER SYSTEM TRADER
Better system trader is not only a podcast but also a blog founded by Andrew Swanscott. This is your go-to podcast if you are looking for new trading strategies or want to improve your current strategies. This podcast by Swanscott not only focuses on trading concepts and strategies but also speaks a great deal on money management. It has received a lot of trade from within the trading circles and can be listened to from iTunes or Soundcloud or directly from the website: http://bettersystemtrader.com/category/podcast/
5. TWO BLOKES TRADINGTwo blokes trading is a podcast that is featured weekly and is kind of a talk show or review show hosted by Tom and Owen. This podcast is a conversation between these two people Tom and Owen who discuss trading, cover the topics of trade and finance from the previous week and also invite over guests from industry to talk more about trading with them.
This program also does reviews of many tools and software related to or used in trading. Both these folks are in their early 30s, while one is an ex-army officer the other is an Oxford graduate. This is an interesting podcast to listen to, but the language can get explicit sometimes.
This podcast can also be listened to via Android, iTunes or from the website:
WHY LISTEN TO A DAY TRADING PODCAST?
Day trading podcasts are ideal to learn about recent market developments, for discussions on a trading concept or to grab chunks of wisdom from the interviews of those who are already big in this market.
A podcast has the freedom to be as long as one wants it to be, it doesn’t have to be restricted within a word limit, hence an idea can be better explained through it. Also, a podcast can be downloaded, kept safe on your smart devices and is always available to listen to whenever on the go.
It is a time saving and smart program to invest your time in for some quick and reliable learning. Plus the various variety and timely new updates ensure that there is always new content available and you stay up to date.
Podcasts are a helpful and productive means of killing time. Many commuters rely on podcasts to expand their knowledge and spend their time learning something new. Even though listening to music is the new method of killing boredom during a long journey, many people consider this practice a waste of their precious time.
A wide variety of day trading podcasts are available nowadays catering to almost everyone’s interest in some way. While some focus on discussing the status of stocks, others might speak of the marketability and demand of an idea. Some podcasts are also entirely about interviewing the big names of the trading and finance industry, which allows the audience to learn from their experiences and often pick on some worthy advice they can incorporate in their professional experiments.
Although lots of companies have all of the ideas on how to collect feedback from their customers, the actual struggle is knowing how to build diverse feedback loops that will provide both actionable and valuable information.
You may be wondering what feedback loops have and why is it that some product teams must make use of them.
What Are Product Feedbacks?
According to Eric Ries. author of Lean Startup, the fundamental activity of a startup simply centers on tuning, ideas, and concepts into products, measure just how the customers will react and then learn if at all to persevere or to pivot.
However, bear in mind that the product feedback loop is referred to as the process of taking customer feedback from time to time and improving that product but it will be based on the opinion of the customer.
The creation of early-stage ideas can assist in creating product feedback. According to Ben Garner, there are some cost-effective ways to go through this and they include the use of brochures, UI mockups, and even datasheets.
Furthermore, if your goal is simply to test out the functionality, you will have to create just enough in a bid to deliver the sort of outcome that your users can react to.
Nonetheless, if your goal is to test the product’s fit and finish, you need to create the product to be close to its intended design.
At the end of the day, the goal is practically to build something to place at the front of users.
Measuring Your Product Feedback
There are ways in which you can successfully collect customer feedback and start your feedback loop on your product. They include:
However, the actual value of all these interviews simply lies in the difficulty of the feedback you will get to receive.
Additionally, there are diverse types of customer surveys you can make use of. They include:
1. NPS SurveyAlso known as the Net-Promoter score, this survey is used in measuring the loyalty of customers. It is, however, the most popular survey type.
2. CSAT SurveyKnown as the customer satisfaction score survey, it is used in measuring nothing else but customer satisfaction.
Nonetheless, in creating the best product for your consumers, you will need to verify diverse solutions based on your feedback. At the end of the day, you are brought right back to your feedback loop. The process is non stop.
But if surveys are too official and costly for your startup, consider adding a feature request option. Many startups now offer their customers an option to send in a feature request. Your customers should be the ones who know what features you need to add to your product. After all, they probably spend more time with your product than you do.
At the end of the day, feedback loops are very vital for your product development. Also, feedback loops that are well developed will help you in storing highly valuable information, administering important changes and even building a product that consumers will utilize and love.
Content marketing goes further than being just a buzzword. It is a very important part of a highly successful marketing strategy.
The buyers we have today usually demand not just creative but also compelling content from companies and brands that they like.
This is where content marketing comes up as it is capable of filling this need through the creation of highly effective content. It goes further to optimize its distribution all across a vast range of customer reach and channels.
At a point in time, content marketing was only used as a way to set your brand apart from the usual competitors but now, it is necessary for any brand.
Note that, content marketing is being placed at the heart of some of the most successful virtual marketing campaigns.
While you may be wondering if your company needs this, we are here to let you know exactly why you do.
Your company or business need content marketing because:
When you build trust, it can aid your business in establishing a brand reputation that screams positivity.
The fact is that content marketing aids in creating and optimizing the ideal kinds of content, it amplified your business’ presence online among the audience segments.
Also, content marketing is a great vehicle when you need to grow the thought leadership agenda of your business and to position your brand like nothing else but an industry leader.
Nevertheless, lots of brands have a hard time struggling to gain a powerful foothold in these social media channels. However, content marketing can assist your business in creating very relevant and highly compelling content that is not only good enough for social sharing, it is also good for the advocacy of your brand.
To Wrap It Up
Some of the best content marketing firms have a deep understanding of the diverse roles that different types of content play at certain stages of their sales cycle. For example, Jotform has one of the best content strategies out there. Their content feels down to earth and relatable to their customers.
If the needs of buyers are being aligned with content at every stage of the journey, content marketing makes it much easier for them to easily navigate the road from potential to happily satisfied consumer.
Creative leaders are like prized possessions for their organizations. They are commonly known as innovative leaders or innovators who are the masterminds or creative thinkers of leading industries. Who are these leaders? What kind of attributes, attitudes, skills, and qualities do these personalities possess? What drives them to be innovative within an organization? Creative leaders not only think out of the box but envision a path that leads their followers to take big, bold steps to turn an innovative idea into stark reality. It is a famous quote that the creative genius comparatively holds less significance in an innovative leader’s success than the ability to form an insight around an idea or set of ideas. So before we go on a hunt to find out the topmost creative leaders of recent times, let’s first discuss what distinctive behaviors set this group apart: They
Meetings could be a very important part of the corporate world however they can sometimes get very boring. Meetings can help boost the morale and performance of your staff as well as getting everyone on the same step. However, they can also be very ineffective and unproductive and the meeting could feel a bit stale. This is because many business owners and managers tend to hold traditional meetings where their meetings are held at the same place with the same content. The world is changing and businesses have to change with the changing world.
This is why many well informed and experienced entrepreneurs and business owners now look for unique ways to boost their employee’s performance and morale and what better way to do it than by changing a negative into a positive. Sometimes, all you need to turn an unproductive office meeting into a productive one is to change the venue. Offsite meetings are known to be more effective, more functional, and more creative than normal meetings.
Reasons Why Offsite Meetings are Important
Studies have shown that offsite meetings are more productive as compared to meetings held in the everyday office setup. Offsite meetings help make the work more engaging for the employees. It is known to have a long-lasting effect on them which means that if a person attends an offsite meeting then s/he will stay motivated for longer periods. For some people, the offsite meeting is all about fun and spending time outside the office environment. Some people don’t give offsite meetings the credit they deserve. They have a remarkable effect on the workers. This is why many companies arrange parties and annual dinners so that the employees don’t feel stressed out at work.
Offsite meetings are very important for businesses. There are many benefits to arranging offsite meetings.
Offsite Meetings Enhance Motivation
Offsite meetings aren’t just about changing the environment. It is also about motivating your fellow employees to work better. Offsite meetings offer a relatively casual environment and when an employee is praised for his/her performance in a casual manner then that is taken as a more authentic comment. Business owners tend to use offsite surroundings for their benefits. For example, Treehouse Society is very close to Chinatown and North Beach and people who have held offsite meetings here use that to their benefits. They have catered in from nearby North Beach bakery or held scavenger hunt and cultural tours in Chinatown after the offsite meeting.
Offsite Meetings Are Fun
Offsite meetings are fun and entertaining. This in no way means that offsite meetings are informal or unprofessional. Offsite meetings are great and offer a very fun environment to the employees.
The environment of the Treehouse Society helps workers enjoy a blend of both office work and the outdoor environment. Almost all small and large scale companies tend to arrange offsite meetings just for the fun factor in it.
Avoids Office Hurdles
Offsite meetings take you away from all the phone ringing and colleagues talking to each other all the time. An offsite meeting can be a very relaxing experience. You don’t have to worry about the problems and hurdles of your office. You only have to talk about the agenda set for the meeting without having to worry about other employees from other departments. This helps in increasing the employee’s performance exponentially.
Offsite Meetings Help You Understand Your Employees Better
Companies need to know and understand their employees. Offsite meetings are great. Business owners and managers get to learn a lot about their employees. This means that employers become more equipped to motivate their employees. It helps employees create a more natural bond with each other.
Offsite Meetings Are Good For The Health
If you are thinking about arranging an office meeting then it is always good to arrange the meeting at an offsite location. Indoor office locations are the worst type of locations to arrange a meeting. They are more stressful and create a pressurized environment. Offsite meetings, on the other hand, offer a professional yet casual environment. You don’t act unprofessional but you get to share your thoughts and ideas more casually. This is the best environment for creative people. When thinking about offsite venues, you can choose a restaurant, an employee’s house or even the local park.
Are Offsite Meetings Effective?
Offsite meetings are very effective. It helps employees become more innovative and creative with their ideas and work ethics. Studies have shown that offsite meetings yield more positive results as compared to traditional office meetings. Hence there is no doubt that offsite meetings are effective. However, it is up to the person arranging the meeting to arrange it in a manner that is comfortable for all the attendees. The offsite meeting will not be helpful if one or more attendees aren’t comfortable about attending.
How To Arrange An Offsite Meeting
Set An Agenda
Well, the first thing to do before a meeting is to set an agenda. The agenda is the lifeline of the meeting. They tell you what is going to be discussed at the meeting. You have to strictly follow your agenda however you can also talk on affiliated topics.
Choose A Venue
Selecting a venue is also very important. You should always select a venue which you think will be comfortable for all the participants preferably something outdoor. So that fresh air can help employees think and work better. In offsite meetings, venues are more important than you think.
Make Sure Everyone Attends
As offsite meetings are such important events. Business owners need to make sure that all their employees participate in the meeting. This will not only be good for the company but also for the employees as well.
Add A Little Casual Touch
There is nothing wrong with adding a little casual touch to your meeting to make them more fun and entertaining for the employees. Studies have shown that the casual touch at offsite meetings plays a huge role in boosting the productivity of the employees.
No matter your business, if you are managing a team, you should arrange an off-site meeting at least once a month. This will not only boost your business’s productivity but It will also show that you care about your employees. If you want to improve your business performance then offsite meetings are necessary. You can book an offsite meeting at Treehouse Society here.
The CEO of Walt Disney, Bob Iger has been quoted as saying the following beautiful words;
“The heart and soul of a company is creativity and innovation.”
This is one of the most important statements you will come across in your career. They start understanding their powers and abilities to resolve problems more efficiently and effectively. The human brain is strong enough to come up with ways to solve every problem put forth in front of human beings. It is up to the human to try and be as creative as possible to solve the problem. No problem is unique and could be experienced by many others. As creative and innovation go hand in hand, that is what modern companies are made out of. A lot of successful people would tell you that they worked hard to reach their position but why is it that others also work very hard but do not reach the same levels of success. Maybe because of the lack of creativity and innovation. It is because the others weren’t creative enough to work smart and solve problems. On the other hand, the successful person worked hard as well but he/she made the efforts to think more creatively. They worked smartly and became creative to solve all their problems and is why they reached high levels of success.
Introduction To Creativity And Problem Solving
Problem-solving is an art which doesn’t require one to work only harder, but also smarter. Doesn’t it seem like a matter of words and nothing else? Well, it is not irrational because the world and its people have showcased the idea in different forms. Therefore, today we will take a philosophical path to make you understand the ultimate way and creativity of problem-solving.
Most problems need unique, innovative, and creative problem-solving techniques. To solve problems effectively, one has to be very creative. You might have heard that working hard is the thing of the past. These days, you don’t work hard, instead, you work smart. Working smart is very important in this world. With time and the advent of technology, the world has become more creative. There are more opportunities and platforms for people to be creative. People use these tools in problem-solving techniques. To solve problem people tend to be as creative as they possibly can. The level of problem-solving technique you come up with, depending on the level of your creativity.
The Power Of Creative Imagination In Problem Solving
Imagination can help you reach areas that you thought were inaccessible. It can help you awaken your hidden powers and potentials. It is the first step of using your creativity to solve problems. Feel your presence in a place where you are all alone. Feel that you have yourself as the only helping source. You are sunk in the sand and badly stuck under an enormous sized stone. What your only mission would be at that time? What will be your feelings? You push, struggle, endeavor to remove stone as soon as possible but you are unable to. Would you give up?
Most probably, you won’t give up! Only one thing will be in your mind i.e. to get free from the burden. Right? So, you are all exhausted with the hard work you did. Now, what about smart work? This time I will not leave you by giving a hint of smart work but will also tell you what is smart work all about! Smart work is not just whispering of some magical words! Instead, it is the combination of 3 significant elements of every conquer. The 3 elements are belief in oneself, logical and creative thinking, and KISS philosophy (Keep it stupid simple). The combination of all three creative elements in problem-solving can display your smart work as a masterpiece of magical tasking.
Problem Solving Through KISS
Resume your imagination by feeling the presence of being sunk in the sand and stuck under a stone. Now this time you have all the power of the smart solution. Therefore, first, you need to believe in yourself that you can do it. Then focus on removing yourself from stone not removing the stone from you. Here comes the application of logical and creative thinking. In the end, you become possibly able to KISS by digging the sand of knowledge and creating a tunnel that indicates the plotting of the right direction to travel and get rid of the problem in the form of stone.
An Inspiring Story Of An Ultimate Problem Solver
Feeling relieved? I felt it too just after reading an inspiring story of a person. The story is not of a celebrity but a common man of India named as Mansukhbhai Prajapati. He has done some awesome frugal inventions to ease the lives of poor people. His inventions include some major tactics and blatantly smart work to effectively solve the problem with fewer efforts and resources. The inventions were so useful, economical and environment-friendly than the international agencies also went after him. Some of the examples include low-cost clay fridge, a device for climbing trees, etc. His idea of problem-solving by innovating proved that the problem is always needed to be resolved smartly.
Consequently, your creativity is based on your knowledge, devotion and thinking (not negative please!!). All these essentials become the core requirements of your problem-solving. You can use these factors like knowledge, devotion and positive thinking to come up with efficient and effective problem-solving ideas.
As it stands right now, the successor of the millennials known as Gen Z is making moves into the workplace.
We are here for it as their high technology and hyperlinked connections bring about a new series of expectations, behaviors, and of course, preferences in the workplace.
Just like millennials have changed the landscape for work, we are wondering what the future of work will be like for Gen Z. Well, we will be analyzing some of the changes that Gen Z will be creating for the future of work.
Changes By The Gen Z
Some of the changes that will occur in the future of work by generation Z include:
As it stands, the emergence of Gen Z in the workplace will increase the difficulty of not only managing but also working with diverse generations. There will be diverse work expectations at the end of the day.
But can you blame them? Gen X is a mess according to the media. A recent New York Times article call Gen X a mess. As "Gen X supposedly didn't know what they were, or what they wanted. All they knew, they were told, was what they didn't want - marriage, money, success- and then they shrugged and popped a Prozac."
What organizations will have to do is to give priority to generational training in a bid is to make sure the generational gap at the workplace does not continue to widen and lead to poor collaboration, engagement, and communication.
However, there are about seven in ten millennials that experience burnout during work. It will be crucial to aid Gen Z in striking the adequate blend between life and work.
Although Gen Z is the first completely virtual generation, they still want the human element at work. The truth is that about 72 percent of Gen Z want to interact face to face while at work.
Also, the two most vital factors for Gen Z while they are at work are practically positive relationships and supportive leadership. However, technology is compulsory for Gen Z though it is not enough.
They want both the technology they are used to and also crave for the human element.
To Wrap It Up
Gen Z has very intriguing plans for the future of work. They have a highly evolved approach to both development and learning.
For a generation younger than even Google, Generation Z has approach knowledge sharing and problem-solving much more differently than former generations.
As for the future of work, Gen Z prefers a completely self-directed format to learning. Working with Gen Z's will be interesting.