Benefits of working in a SME
You’ll definitely have friends that are working in big companies, and some in SME. You’ve heard about the benefits about working in big companies, but what about the benefits that we get to enjoy in SMEs, and not big companies?
SME offers flexibility to its employees, something that you might not be able to enjoy if you’re working in big companies. There are perks such as a flexible work schedule, where we work from (telecommuting).
When it comes to completing a certain project, SME tend to take a shorter time to complete as well. This is because everybody is able to contribute ideas and there is no need to go through the many higher managements. Truth is most of the time you report straight to your boss. This boosts productivity in the organisation as a result.
#2 Opportunity to advance
Big companies usually have more than 100 employees in the organisation, and it can be hard for the bosses or people in the higher management to take notice of your hard work.
While in comparison, people working in SME are usually working directly with their bosses. Whereby any contributions to the company and hard work would be seen and recognised by the decision makers. This means a potential career advancement as well.
#3 Gaining more experiences in a variety of fields
In a SME, the most likely scenario is that you’ll have to take on many different tasks, even if they’re not stated as part of your job scope in the contract. To some, this may sound like unpleasant extra tasks to complete. But see it in another light, take it as a chance to learn new skills. They can be included in your resume and might even be useful skills you’d require for your future jobs!
Consider your job requirements carefully, before deciding if you’d want to join a big organisation or a SME. Regardless of what you choose, i’m sure everything will work out for you in the end!
If you would like to learn more or book a session, the links below can give you more information about the perfume workshop!
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Are Fragrances a Lifestyle to us?
We all have some extend of attraction to certain perfumes, whether it is our scented personal care products or the fragrant shampoo we use in our morning showers and even possibly the air fresheners we spray in our homes.
Everyone has differing perception and preferences to their perfumed products, hence making the process to figuring out the relationship with different perfumes can be very personal.
If you find yourself also gravitating towards or purchasing certain scented and good smelling products, fragrances may have already been integrated in your lifestyle!
Our Signature Scent
Finding a favourite perfume can be easy to some, but to others, it can mean sieving through tons of perfumes before finding the right one. It really depends on one’s personality and openness to the scent profile.
Once you have chosen the right perfume, it can be the defining factor in differentiating you from the others, like a polished outfit or a memorable scent you exude upon your arrival.
Similar to our personalities, perfumes can invoke an assortment of emotions. The scent of musk and wood can provide feelings of warmth and security while a burst of citrus can give an added touch of energy and joy.
Personal Stages of Life
There are many stories about how scent could have consciously or sub-consciously moulded our lives. For example, our very first cinnamon bun or the scent of your parents or partner and even when you first became a parent or grandparent.
Many could relate to the scent of vanilla even as one gets older as it could remind them an important part of their memory of childhood or their partner and spouse. Another classic scent could be rose and jasmine.
Smell Like Home
Fragrances that reminds us of home is especially helpful to our mental health especially when we are overseas on exchange trips, further studies or even business trips.
It also helps very much even when we are feeling stressed out at work. The smell of home gives us a sense of security and comfort, helping us to pause and feel more at ease.
You can also integrate a scent for your home and slowly familiarize the scent. You would realize that over time, you could relate this scent with the emotions, a sense of relief and the feeling of sanctuary you feel when you home.
Fragrances can be like a safe haven for us, especially when peace gets harder to achieve when our work and life responsibilities become overwhelming. Late nights working and major presentations can cause us to feel overly stressed.
Scents such as vanilla or clean florals nuances can be effective to soothe raging fluctuations in our moods. If being focus and productive is what you need then citrus and minty scents could help better.
Are you still searching for the right fragrance to integrate into your lifestyle? Or are you finding the fragrance to mark the important phases in your life? Then you are in good hands as the links below can lead you to a perfume workshop to guide you in personalizing your very own perfume!
To find out more or register for a class:
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Ageing Beautifully with Fragrances
As we age, especially when we after we reach a certain age, we can begin to skim on a lot of unnecessary expenses, saving it for our children or even possibly grandchildren. It could be because of this decision that we tend to compromise on the image we portray to others.
Fortunately, we are still fully capable to age beautifully, no matter what age we are at now! Find out how you can age beautifully with fragrances!
Shine in Timeless Classics
Classic scented perfumes are what I would suggest, as these types of perfume do not have age restriction. It is for people who wants to have a full display of their sophistication and elegance, regardless of age.
Do not be mistaken that classic perfumes can only be expensive branded perfumes. Perfumes have classic tones as well and they are ones that can possess notes like woody-florals, vanilla, even nuances of spice where its aromatic notes!
More often than not, these fragrances are more complex in their profile, yet are also relatively long-lasting and soothing to smell.
Moderate Perfumes Strength
Our sense of smell can fade as we grow older, a phenomenon that comes very naturally with age. As such, you may find older people who put on fairly strongly scented perfumes. This may be because this level of intensity smells perfect for them.
Regrettably, wearing too intense a perfume can be a bad social etiquette to others especially for people who are sensitive to strong perfume scents.
Therefore, if I would suggest to seek the help of the retail store assistant to ascertain the intensity of the perfume before you make the purchase. If possible, find a perfume of moderate intensity that you can perceive, yet, not too overwhelming for others as well.
Fragrances helps us age gracefully too, due to its calm inducing and mood boosting aromatic compounds, shedding our stress and negativity.
Most importantly, fragrances can be used anywhere at anytime of the day, be it in public or at the comfort of your own home!
Therefore, do not compromise on the things you find joy in and start pampering yourself. No matter what age we are in right now, fragrances are great addition to our lives and give us the mental support that we require at times in our lives.
Everyone can love and be comfortable with their own age, the key lies in our decision and perception! Choose beauty, choose elegance, choose sophistication, and choose to start living in a timeless age, no matter what others say.
You are beautiful, and it can be hard for ourselves to recognize that beauty in us. Let your charm shine, your attractiveness can be significantly enhanced with the right fragrance, portraying the image of you want to show!
Want to create the perfect perfume for yourself or know a friend/colleague or even your parent that requires to refresh the confidence in themselves and feel young again?
A perfume workshop will do a magical work for you, and involve you in the creation process of finding the perfect perfume for you in relation to your personality!
Find out more, or book a session now by clicking the links below:
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Are you an introvert enjoying working from home? Or are you an extrovert who can’t wait to get back to the workplace with interaction? Dressing down and working from home can be fun until you have to deal with neighbours doing renovation work in the middle of the day. I know right?
Whoever you are, there are some tips here that you can follow to ensure productivity and make the most out of working from home! Continue reading on!
Tip #1 - Keep yourself to regular work hours
With the flexibility given from working from home, it’s tempting to complete work at your own pace and take breaks in-between without someone there supervising you. However staying consistent and keeping to a schedule can improve productivity.
If your normal working hours is from 9-5pm, you should stick to the same
routine when working from home. Following the same schedule can trick you into thinking that you’re at work, and your body would be more fixed to following what you’ve been doing in the office.
Tip #2 - Planning a to-do schedule
It is important that you know what you want to do for the day, rather than taking the day as it is without an agenda. Following a planned schedule can help you prioritise which are the more important tasks that you’d have to complete first.
Take some time to write and plan everything out, and allocate a duration needed for you to complete each task. With a timeframe given, you’ll feel that there is a deadline for you to finish your work and it would lower the chances of you procrastinating as well.
Tip #3 - Removing any distractions
Working from home means working without supervision, but we should establish some rules that we follow to ensure maximum productivity. One such way to do so is to remove any forms of distraction that will keep you off track from what you’re supposed to do.
Cell phones should only be checked and used for work-related purposes. Else you’ll probably find yourself scrolling on instagram or facebook if you don’t focus on your objective. It can be hard to focus when you work from home especially if you have kids in your house. But establishing rules and setting boundaries can sure make it better.
Tip #4 - Keeping yourself in the loop
Prolonged isolation can lead to weakened productivity and motivation. Staying connected with your co-workers can help tremendously especially when working from home. It keeps you updated of current affairs and would also motivate you to complete your given tasks.
Share what you’ve completed with your co-workers! Check in and keep each other in the loop, celebrate achievements!
9 Traits of High-Performance Teams
I am sure that every team wishes to have a sky-high performance, with talented individuals and leaders that lead the team. And more often than not, employers would rather find and hire people who have a well-crafted resume.
However, having a high-performance team do not always mean that your team already comprised of talented individuals but it requires time and effort to develop and nurture the team into one that suits your team culture and goals.
Below are the factors and traits that high-performance teams adopt and apply in their daily work.
#1 Team Goal - Direction and vision are guideposts to help members of the team know what they are working towards and allow them to recognize if there is a need for necessary modifications to work to stay on the same track with the team.
#2 Clear Instructions - Like a manual that comes with a newly bought electronic appliance, if the manual is unclear, confusing, and inconsistent, the manual will only cause unproductiveness and misunderstandings. For instruction to be crystal clear, check if the issued instructions describe and explains the what, where, who, how and why. Do not assume that the others always understand what your message and be clear and detailed, and if needed, clarify again.
#3 Open-mindedness - This is to sort out misunderstandings, conflicts and feedbacks in a non-aggressive manner. Communication is unavoidable, having an open-minded heart and attitude allows the culture to be more approachable, understanding and accepting of the differences in our personalities, helping us to bring out the best in the team.
#4 Team driven Leadership - Having more authority as a leader, gives one greater power, but he/she must be ready to accept greater responsibilities and workload for members to follow and model after. A leader is also required to understand the work each team member to issue effective and clear instructions on how to proceed. Therefore, creating an effective team includes having a team-driven leadership.
#5 Proper Management - The management of the team requires to only sort out and clarify the roles and responsibilities but ensure that there are no discrepancies and inconsistencies to their job scopes. Management also includes managing the welfare of the team. Encouraging good team welfare helps the team stay motivated and driven as they could see how the company acknowledged their efforts and reward them.
#6 Trust - Trust can build or break a team internally. It takes time to earn but could be easily crumbled. At work, trust can be in forms such as transparency and consistency of company policies, rules and regulations, and a culture that encourages integrity by not short-changing the employees and taking advantage of the people working for the team.
#7 Flexibility & Adaptability
Variables are inevitable and could happen very unexpected at any moment during our work and lives. The team should have necessary capabilities, and skills to cope and manage the variables that are thrown at them in the moment, effectively soothing and resolving spontaneous issues that arises.
#8 Celebrates the Good and Encourages Failures
Celebrating the good gives acknowledgement to the team’s success, giving the team a boost in team’s morale and motivation. Encouraging failures is a culture that is not common yet it encourages the team to adopt a continuous learning mindset despite one’s or the team’s failures. When society is harsh towards the failures, seeing only the end result, fear of failure could become the norm in the team, impeding them from risking to learn and do something new. This could possibly kill off the growing potential of each individual in the team.
#9 Continuous Learning - Taking initiative to learn and giving opportunities for the team to grow and learn are great nutrition to enhance the team’s capabilities, developing talents and nurturing a learning spirit of the team. Some examples could be going for workshops, events and social gatherings to broaden their knowledge and hone their existing skill sets.
Greatness cannot be attained within a short time span, it requires pro-activeness, time and effort on everyone’s part in the team. To lead this type of high-performance culture, a good and effective leader should be positioned to help and guide the team.
Workshops could also be another way of helping the team to work, bond and learn together. If you wish for a fun, interesting and interactive experience, you could give the Perfume Workshop below a shot.
It provides team building sessions that allows you to form deeper bond not only through mini team building games but also understand yourself and your colleagues better through a personality quiz. Furthermore, their fun and interesting perfume making process is great in building creativity as well!
To find out more or book a session, click on the links below!
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Amazing Facts about Our Nose
Although our sense of smell is used every day, it is built so inherently well in us and often functioned without problems that we do not realize how much it is actually doing for us.
Like every part of our body, each one has their own specific roles and these roles are complex yet fascinating. Let’s find out what amazing facts our nose has.
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