Beat the workplace blues with these tips on how to stay motivated for the rest of the year.
Ask for a pay rise
Not getting a raise and feeling undervalued is one of the most popular reasons employees leave their jobs. Although it may be nerve-racking, it may pay off.
Find a mentor
Mentorship at work is so important that 71% of Fortune 500 companies have formal mentoring programmes for their employees.
Ask your HR manager to implement a mentoring scheme. To help, we host a coaching & mentoring course which will provide mentors with the skills they need to pass on their knowledge and inspire their mentee.
Get involved in team-work
Team-work strengthens work relationships and creates a more positive environment. Get stuck in a team-away day or become part of your companies professional team.
Keeping up with the latest learning and development skills and trends will increase productivity, satisfaction and most importantly motivation. For a full list of courses to improve your skill set, click here.
Use your vacation days
Holidays are good for your health. Book a holiday and take some time to unwind and relax outside of the office.
Take care of your mental health
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experiences anxiety, depression or stress each year. Prioritise your mental health, take rests, eat well, exercise and get lots of sleep.
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Perhaps you are looking to improve your position in the jobs market or progress within your current role - a certified qualification may a route to take.
With numerous project management qualifications available to choose from, finding the right qualification can be overwhelming. This blog post aims to outline everything you need to know about PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation & Practitioner qualification.
PRINCE2® stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments, second edition. It is the world’s most practised project management methodology and a de facto standard used extensively around the world. Built upon seven principles, seven themes and seven processes, PRINCE2® is incredibly useful as it can be tailored to meet specific requirements.
In 2017, the guidelines were updated to reflect changes in business and community feedback. The update places a greater emphasis on tailoring PRINCE2® to the needs of organisations and project environments, enabling anyone managing a project to get the best from the PRINCE2 methodology.
The qualification is designed for Project Managers, aspiring project managers and anyone else involved in the design, development and delivery of projects.
Focus on business justification
Defined organisation structure for the project management team
Product-based planning approach
Emphasis on dividing the project into manageable and controllable stages
Flexibility that can be applied at a level appropriate to the project.
What will you learn?
How to improve your confidence in delivering a project
Terminology that is consistent in all projects around the world
Real life expertise of the global PRINCE2® community guidance
How to structure a project into manageable deliverables and create stages to ensure decisions are taken under an agile approach
A structured approach with controls to provide a delivery methodology that works repeatedly and will enable you to successfully deliver projects
How does PRINCE2® benefit your organisation?
Improved cost controls through coordination of activities and teams using tried and tested processes
Improved effectiveness through fact-based decision making using defined and relevant metrics
Improved communication by encouraging the use of common terminology
Improved alignment with the business by identifying and understanding the value chain
The PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation & Practitioner qualification is an intensive 5-day classroom-based course, which will take you from beginner all the way through to become a registered PRINCE2® practitioner. Studying the qualification with Roundhouse Thinking provides you with the following:
All accompanying course material
The official PRINCE2® manual
The cost of the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner examinations (exams are taken within the duration of the course)
PRINCE2® process map
Lunch and refreshments
Free car parking
In summary, PRINCE2® is an extremely valuable qualification that can be applied not only to the running and management of projects but to other roles and industries. As it is versatile, attaining this qualification will increase your employability and further enhance your career prospects.
A qualification that provides consistent terminology improves communication, increases confidence and consequently creates first-class project managers.
Leadership and management isn’t easy. Learning a management theory is great, yet translating this into performance is what matters.
Studying an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) qualification certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. It will not only improve your performance as a manager, but it will also increase your employability and enhance your career prospects further.
ILM assessments focus on delivering practical skills and knowledge directly into the workplace. The qualification is founded on work-based learning, with assessments based on projects that relate to the employer, and ensure learning is relevant and applied.
ILM qualifications start at Level 2, (ideally for team leaders) and follow to Level 7 (suited to senior managers) and each level can be achieved at Award, Certificate or Diploma status depending on the number of credits gained.
So what are the benefits of studying an ILM qualification?
The ILM qualification gives you a range of key management skills and techniques to drive better results in the workplace. Building your leadership capabilities, allowing you to motivate and engage teams and manage relationships confidently.
ILM is an incredibly useful qualification as it enables you to undertake units which either you or your employer think are needed in order to suit your requirements and particular skills gap. ILM provides a broad range of optional units, therefore it is a qualification which can be tailored to your organisation’s learning and developmental needs. Set by a series of levels and regulatory frameworks, the qualifications increase with complexity and knowledge as you develop through the framework.
A qualification that grows and develops with you, it allows you to develop as a manager and diversify your skills according to.
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