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Workplace Zen: Middle path at work

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Workplace Zen: Middle path at work
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment- Ralph Waldo Emerson. From constantly being pushed to get better grades in childhood, to constantly being pushed to outperform my peers, it has been a mad, mad race.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve for performance appraisal: If there are 100 employees in a company, 10 employees are branded the top performers, 10 employees the poor performers and 80 percent are branded as average performers.
In a rating driven system, no employee can escape the bell curve. And these assumptions are failing to motivate employees.

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Workplace Zen — The 3 T’s

  • Think: Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions inspire others.
  • Talk: Dilute the speech about your accomplishments. If we stop talking about ourselves, we find much to learn about.
  • Toil: be very present in everything you do. Work hard when you have to, relax when it's time to relax.

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