Lessons in the "Business" Category

Sarcasm and an understandable English accent give call centres in the Philippines the edge

The battle of the world’s call centres between the Philippines and India appears to have been won for the moment by the Philippines. Its secret weapon is British sarcasm! Filipino call centres in Manila and Cebu also speak clear understandable English. Whilst this is positive for Filipinos, it is not good for their Indian call centre rivals.

To be honest many British people dislike speaking to British companies who have their call centres based in India. This is because they can’t understand what the operator there is saying! Their Indian English accent can be so dreadful you sometimes need a translator!

New Suez Canal for Egypt

A new Suez Canal is being built in Egypt. It will run alongside the current Suez Canal. The idea is simple – by building a second canal it will allow the number of ships passing through to practically double, thus increasing trade. This will mean a lot more money coming into the Egyptian economy.

The idea is the brainchild of Egypt’s President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi who is hoping the new second canal will kickstart the country’s ailing economy. For the last few years it has been down on its knees; due to the Arab Spring happening and ultimately then falling flat on its face.

Goal mapping, presentations and brainstorming in business

Today, let’s talk about goal mapping, presentations and brainstorming in business.

Visualizing your dreams and ideas can help you stand out from others. It can help you get that promotion! Goal mapping, or business vision as it’s also known, can be done in various ways. All involve using a white board.

One way is to use different coloured marker pens to visualize your ideas on the white board. This can include you creating bar charts, drawings, arrows, writing, mathematical equations, etc… Using this method shows off your individual creativity skills. It makes you look good!

Category: Business / New ideas / Goal mapping

Should tattoos be allowed in offices?

Should tattoos be allowed in offices? It’s an interesting question. When I did a bit of research on this I was surprised by people’s comments…

Many people now have a tattoo. In Britain one in five people now has a tattoo! Most do cover them up out of fear of losing their jobs. Nevertheless, while tattoos are becoming more accepted, in the workplace they are still a bit taboo.

Category: Business / Tattoos / Office Environment