Space Planning And Interior Design Are Inter-Related

It doesn’t matter whether you are a student or working somewhere or running an organization or a home maker, planning is the keyword. It goes without saying that the difference between success and failure is planning. If you want to hit the bulls eyes just plan it out and be sure you will achieve what you wanted to. Nobody can deny it that effective planning is the need of the hour irrespective of the fact whether you are shifting your home or office. This is the reason why space planning has made its presence felt over the years. And it is all about effective management of the available space. The logic is simple and plain you are paying for a certain space then use each and every inch of it.

But the problem is you will be under the impression that you are exploiting it to the fullest, but unfortunately expert will think otherwise. And this is a fact because expert has certain method like; how people are going to use this space, which kind of furniture should be used in this place, etc. and this kind of research and realistic views not only force them to think otherwise, but also, they create one extra room in the same space. Is it true? Yes, because at the end of the day, they are professional and make successful planning is their job.

Space planning and interior designing are inter-related; in fact they are the two sides of the same coin and complement each other quite nicely. Of course hiring an interior designer is a costly affair, but the thing is they will be in a better position to implement your suggestions and inputs. And at the same time, always remember one thing that they are creative people full of new designing ideas and since they are professional they don’t mind to walk an extra mile or two to achieve their goal. And their goal is to make the space a beautiful place to work or live.

No wonder interior design has penetrated into our life and the reason of this is simple because as a human being we spend most of our time indoors and knowingly or unknowingly we want the best design irrespective of the fact whether we are in home, office or on airport or railway stations. And only an interior designer can fulfill our wish. And the most important part is that they do all the things within our interior environment. In a nutshell, if you are planning to relocate in that event it makes sense to go for the space planning as well as for the interior design.

How to Express Professional Image Concerns to Your Employees

Lately it seems that almost every day I hear from a human resource professional who is struggling to talk with someone in their organization about their image. Personal image can be a very private, personal, and difficult thing to talk about, after all. Who among us wants to find out that our interpretation of the dress code was wrong or that our image is not a positive reflection of the one the boss envisions? While it can be a delicate matter to have this kind of conversation, I always advise the human resource manager that it is really no different than addressing an employee who comes to work late or whose work is not up to standard. It’s just that many employees who have a strong work ethic, great performance, and an energetic “get it done” attitude have never really learned the how-to’s of creating a top-notch professional image. So that’s when the organization’s human resource team calls to seek my professional advice.

I always make sure that in discussing the individual I find out specifics about how he or she does not best represent the corporate brand in terms of a professional presence. It’s important to understand specifics, not broad generalizations, and I’ve heard them all. Inappropriate dress and grooming essentials, poor table manners, ineffective email communication skills, a lack of rapport, deficient inter-office communications and platform skills, a lack of office etiquette – the list goes on and on.

Typically during the course of the conversation I find out that the employee in question is a highly valued employee and company asset. Of course they are! Otherwise why would a large organization seek out a consultant and coach for professional advice on how to deal with that employee’s personal image?

It’s never easy, of course. I often revert back to the many conversations I had with different levels of employees during my days as a senior executive with Macy’s. After each of those conversations I always felt relieved that the discussion was behind us so that I could begin to see how the employee was going to respond and work to solve the issue at hand. Now that I work as a consultant with organizations I am able to offer tips, advice, and my executive coaching skills -before, during, and after these conversations.

It’s always an eye-opener for the employee to hear this type of constructive feedback. But after our first session they realize how wonderful the organization was that it was willing to seek an image coach to give them the specific skills and tools they needed to enhance their image. I’ve never yet worked with a company that did not feel that a positive shift or change happened, once the individual understood how their image represented the organization and I had an opportunity to coach them to bring out their ultimate potential.

We have also found that these valued employees remain with the organization for a longer duration of employment and feel very positive about the organization and their workplace experience. They appreciate that their company enlisted an experienced outside consultant to help them polish their professional development skills.

Family Violence – The Inter-Generational Transmission of the Cycle of Family Abuse

If your home consists of one (or more) parent that batters, chances are higher that your children will acquire the same tendency to be controlling and use battering to get their way. Now this doesn’t mean that all children of abusers become abusers, as they may very well instead become victims in their adult intimate relationships instead.

Fortunately, it is also true that one can choose to over-compensate and end up highly sensitive to battering as an adversity to avoid…thereby not becoming an abuser or a victim.

Family Violence: Parent to Child

However, we know from decades of psychological theory that it is clear that we acquire behavioral and “interactional” styles through modeling what we both observe and experience. So it’s not surprising when your latency stage, or adolescent, son or daughter starts to call you the exact names that your battering spouse used as household words of degradation toward you.

He/she may even say those words in the same tone and with the same demeanor as your spouse or ex-spouse. And moreover, he/she may even expect you to respond to the use of his/her verbal abuse in the very way that you responded to it when dished out by the perpetrator-modeling parent.

Your child may break things in the home exactly as the abusive parent did, that is reaching for the same objects to fling or weapons of assault to use. And further, he/she may very well expect the same “privilege” of getting away with it.

So if you witness this inter-generational transmission of family abuse in your home, do not be surprised. And, most importantly, avoid establishing the same dynamic with your abusive child that you had with your abusive partner.

The sooner you can get professional help for your battering offspring, the better. That is the better for him/her, the better for you, and the better for any other children in your family.