Business Cartoons – Work Life Balance

Are you maintaining a good work life balance? Most kids of working professionals have a degree of insecurity, despite the time you may think you are carving out for them. Do remember, work life balance not only keeps the harmony in your home but also improves the longevity of hard working professionals.

What do you prefer to do as a professional? What are your priorities in your life?

Office Cartoons – Coffee Break

Some of our colleagues always seem busy loitering around the coffee vending machine. Despite their apparently not working as hard as some of the others, they always seem to do just great. What can be their secret success story?

The road to success is not an easy one to travel. To achieve it, some professionals work hard, others work smart. Which one would you prefer?

Business Cartoon – Survival during recession

So what would you do if your firm is facing problems from lowered revenue generation due to a dip in market conditions? If your boss breathing fire over your back, especially if you are in the sales division? Possibly although you are doing your best, still the sales of the company is dipping. Even if the general conditions of the market is bad, there is so little you can do.

Always remember, when the going gets tough, that is the actual time when the tough gets going. And tough people always survive the hard times and eventually emerge as winners.

Why MBA

The question “Why a MBA” is one that haunts both MBA aspirants and recruiters. Today slowly MBA is becoming a fad which often delivers much less substance to the business and is mostly about the way the little that is delivered is packaged. The problem is that this issue is also getting recognized by aspiring students and recruiters alike. And a bigger problem is all aspirants face this daunting question during the selection interviews.

So why do so many people start running after the craze despite its apparent limitations unless its from a highly recognizes institute like the IIMs, XLRI, FMS, MDI and the likes?

 

There are many perceived benefits of a MBA program from the viewpoint of the aspirants.

  1. Switching career to some other Industry or function within the same firm.
  2. Starting ones own business venture.
  3. Progressing to a higher responsibility in the same industry or function.
  4. Joining a dream company (the hottest being banking, consulting and marketing roles amongst the top business schools)
  5. Faster growth within a stipulated time in the career track.
  6. Filthy Lucre (Dirty Money) and lots of it.

So what skills MBA aspirants already posses and what new skills are developed in the programme.

  • Technical knowledge – Developed within the programme
  • Analytical skills – Strengthened from a basic level
  • Client skills – Developed a bit, further developed during post-MBA work.
  • Leadership skills – Has to be present in the aspirant’s core.
  • Business skills – Developed during the course work.
  • Management skills – Refine, but has to be in the aspirant’s core.
  • Communication skills – Must be present in the core, but presentation skills are improved.
  • Relationship skills – Further refined.
  • Problem/Contingency handling skills: Extensively developed in the programme.
  • Smart thinking – Has to be present in the aspirant’s core.

So does this justify burning that hole in your pocket and getting burdened by that huge bank loan, unless you are actually doing it from a premier institute? Think before you take the leap and invest your future in less known business schools just for the heck of it.

Business Cartoons – Impression Management

Impression management is crucial in a job. While it is important that you put across your ideas, talking too much without proper substance is also not recommended. Check out what happens when you talk too much without delivering substance.

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Remember: The product of quantity and quality is constant. The constant value depends on the individual.

 

The Future of Apple products

So whats the next level of innovation Steve Jobs is going to announce next? The I-Pad appears to be an extended and enlarged version of the I-Phone. Following this trend, we may very soon be introduced to the i-Board and then to the i-Mat from the Apple Innovation Labs.

The future Products of Apple

Time to ask Stevey, Whats next on your cards?

Schneider-What matters is not the Sex but the Beer

Schneider, the Beer manufacturing major, created a lot of waves with this banner advertisement. This caught the active imagination of the youth and created quite a stir. With an overdose of sexual content, yet not actually displaying the same, this suggestive advertisement became of of the most recognized advertisement of recent times, with a very high brand recall.

The Digital Age Cannot Resolve Everything

Its funny how much inadvertently we tend to depend more and more on technology to run our lives. So much so, we fail to understand how much it has actually taken control of the way we do our everyday work. While technology has, with no doubt, made its impression on the progress of mankind, what has it taken away? Few years hence, will we become toys in the hands of intelligent technologies, as our fiction movies sometimes depict?

Technology truly has become so much more than we give it credit for. Wonder when the days for e-mailing pizzas as attachments will come. Any ideas Google, are you listening?

Or is there a cause for a serious alarm?

How do stock markets work

Stock markets, in spite of all technical analysis and number crunching, are driven by what the masses think about a stock, or how they value the same. The way these valuations take place based on incomplete information, is often hilarious. This cartoon depicts how stock markets often are driven by wrong or misinterpreted information that gets magnified as it spreads through social networks.

How employees and bosses think

The reality is employees and bosses will always have a difference in opinion. The difference of opinion is not the problem, as long both are able to put aside their personal preferences and thoughts and align themselves with the goals of the organization.

Remember: Goal alignment of stakeholders is the success mantra for any company.

How to meet impossible business requirements

Business requirements often seem an impossible target for most of us when they are chalked out. What creates a difference in the successful completion of the same is how one plans out the fulfillment of the same. Planning is the crucial part which many professionals fail to pay sufficient importance to.

Spend your time chalking out actionable plans: Its crucial for your success.

How IT projects are made

A small comic strip about how IT projects are developed. There develops a gap in the expected product / solution from the client’s side and from the development team’s understanding of the requirements. There is always a gap in communication which creates such problems in the industry.

Moral of the cartoon: Communication is crucial for success.