Showing posts from November, 2017

S.M.A.R.T. | 5 Pointers in Setting Goals

Last time, we learn about the steps to achieve our goals, and just as promised, we will dig into it a bit more. Today, I'll share with you the acronym S.M.A.R.T. which stands for the 5 pointers in goal setting. We can use this pointers to assess our plan and capabilities in achieving our goals.

This tool can be helpful not only in workplaces, but also for personal aspirations.

SPECIFICDo you know exactly what you want to accomplish with all the details?

Does 'increase product sales' to vague? Of course, it is. When setting a goal, we should be specific and detailed as much as possible. So instead of saying 'increase product sales,' aim to be particular with its details — what products should increase sales, why it should increase its sales?

Let's say that our goal now is to increase the product sales of shirts with printed quotes. The store haven't sold any shirts of this kind since the last two months.

Now you are going to plan on how to market and promot…

8 Types of Wastes in Work Process

Waste is any step or movement in a process that does not add any value in order to complete the process successfully. When waste is removed, only the essential and required steps to deliver a product or service remain in the process, thus, maximizing the flow.
DefectProduct/service/output that is out of specification and needs to be corrected or reprocessedOverproductionProducing too much before it is ready to be soldWaitingTime wasted while waiting for the next step in a processTime wasted while waiting for the previous step to be completedWaiting for parts, instructions, details or equipmentsNon-utilized TalentEmployee's underutilized skills and knowledgeTransportationUnnecessary movements of products and materials from one location/process to anotherInventoryExcess materials not being processed MotionUnnecessary movements by people, info or equipment due to workspace layout, ergonomic issues, or searching for misplaced itemsExtra-ProcessingWork or activity performed that is not …

How to Get Recognition at Work

Sometimes, even when you consistently work hard, people can often overlook your efforts. You might have helped a colleague in a difficult project, presented a successful proposal, or came up with a great idea and yet you received no praise, appreciation, or recognition for your hard work.

We've all been there at some point. You might have considered talking to your supervisor about it. But the problem is, it's very disappointing when you have to ask for recognition yourself. It might seem like you're whining or being too proud of yourself if you make a direct request.

Recognition is supposed to be sincere — but how can we get the recognition we deserve at work without demanding it?
Why Should We Strive on Getting Noticed at Work? If colleagues overlooked your hard work, you might lost the opportunities to be considered for new projects, responsibilities, awards, and worse, promotions.

Here are some tips and strategies we can do to get noticed in our workplace, and I'm …

4 Steps in Achieving Your Goals

We've all been there — we all tried to set out goals, start the journey, but somehow lost along the way or get demotivated before we even reach it. Sometimes, we fail to achieve our goals because we fail to plan them ahead. We don't clearly set how we are supposed to achieve that, so when we are faced with obstacles or distractions, we tend to give up and change our minds.

Today, I share with you four simple steps in achieving our dreams and goals.
It's not enough to aim it, you must hit it. 1. What do you want?Define your goals. Write it down and have a clear idea of what you really want to achieve. In order to stay motivated in pursuing your goals, you have to be regularly aware of it, so checking your notes and list will definitely be a big help.
2. Why do you want it? For every goal, there is a good reason or motive. Whether it is for personal, family, or career purposes, goals should be something that is realistic and can have a good impact and improvement in your lif…

Notebook ni Angel Version 2.0

It's been a while since I last wrote an article for this blog — and now that I have another plan in mind, I hope I can finally push this one to reality.

This blog has always been a reflection of the student side of me — the hunger for knowledge, finding solutions to problems, ultimately sharing that newfound ideas is simply so me.

My childhood dream of becoming a teacher, I think I finally found a way to make it happen (even if it is not literally a professional teacher).

Notebook ni Angel will soon be upgraded to its second, wonderful form! Seven years ago, it's just lectures from high school and college days. Now, it will also be a blog of learning for personal and  career growth, as well as showcasing new learning techniques for students and learners alike!

There will be presentations and video tutorials here and in Youtube, so watch out for that.

I am so excited to make this happen, so let's do it!