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How People Behave In Meetings: A Self Experience

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I have been in a corporate set-up for 4 years now and mostly have been working with some decent shots in the industry. Which means I have seen enough board meetings, here’s how people behave in them J.

Thankfully because of an office culture you get to see people of all kinds. The lazy bum and the active zealot both co-exist. In general the lazy bum gets to do the technical work and the active zealot is out on the ground, getting salaries for the lazy bum seating in the office. The one place where they both and others come together is an office meeting. Believe me you see a lot of people in a lot of positions there. If not for Kama Sutra, these one could have been real famous. I would underline some of them here. Enjoy J.

  1. The Always Connected: He would always be on the internet. Even if a bomb blasts in the meeting in the form of a CEO smacking the Sales head, this guy would not change expressions. He is the techie and while the meeting is going on he probably is checking either his social profile or some hot chicks on the internet. Image
  2. The Stronger Bone: He is the boss and he makes sure for you to know that. He sits with his legs positioned in a manner, inviting a hot chick on him. Yeah, right you got the bloody position correct. By no standards is that an official meeting manner but to tell him would be to get your pink slip. He might also slouch sometimes and also sit with legs crossed but that is all because of who he is. Image
  3. The Attentive Bugger: He wants to kick your arse, wants to ask questions and nail you on your presentation so he’s listening. He first listens and then his good time starts. This guy might also sometimes kneel on his chair just to show how attentive he is, that by showing that he has actually forgotten how to sit properly. Image
  4. The Eater: He cares a damn for what’s going on. For him it’s about his coke and chips. Sometimes he makes the entire group eat too. He is the reason because of which the pantry guy survives. I have myself seen a few like them and believe me looks could be severely deceptive here as he could just look so healthy even after all junk. Image
  5. The Writer: You missed out on some important points, not a problem; an idiot was typing all the way on his notepad. He wants to earn a name by sending a minutes-of-meeting mail to everyone concerned. Yeah I know the type you hate the most but can’t help. Image
  6. The Constantly Active Zealot: He doesn’t want Piles at an early age or at least he shows he does not. You would not see him sitting even during your presentation, leave aside during his. He would not ask questions but would look tremendously inquisitive and attentive. The boss loves him for being that active and believe me those meeting hours are the only ones in his he actually becomes that way.

I might have missed a few am sure. You can add to the list. Remember it’s all about sharing knowledge.

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5 Reasons Why Millennials Hop Jobs Soon

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First the important questions, what is a Millennial or how do we define Millennial? Wikipedia defines it as the Generation Y which began after Generation X and those born between early 1980’s to 2000. Yeah, you got it right, the impatient kind.

So why are they tagged Job hoppers and why don’t they stick like the previous generations. Five most important reasons are.

  1. They like challenges, one ceases to exist, they lose interest and they know the world has many so they move ahead. Sticking around unnecessarily in the digital world is boring for them.
  2. They know their true worth and anyone trying to underpay in cash or kind is undeserving according to them. The employer has to pamper because the Millennial otherwise would leave for a more pampering employer.
  3. The Millennial is a selfish creature. He likes working for his own good and when he does this, he helps the world become a better place. Mark Zuckerberg created a Facebook for example and today the world’s a small society, ain’t it? So basically, let him do what he wants and thereby wait for your good.
  4. The Millennial looks for several other benefits too. Like a great office, game zones, flexi-timings, work from home in case he needs, sometimes even beer in the office (some companies do have that option). If you don’t have such facilities, this group of Gen Y won’t stay and will find a better place. So better equip or lose on good talent.
  5. And finally, they need evolving opportunities. So give them training opportunities, development techniques. Yes, they might turn out bigger than you in the process but if you don’t allow them such perks, they won’t stay in anycase.

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