Work teams who achieve best performances are those in which workers are able to balance work time and personal time. In several European countries, balancing personal and work time seems to be a mostly female problem, it concerns all ages and is influenced by contextual factors (e.g. presence of child care services, home chores distribution...).
One worker out of 5 wants to pursue another career. In some European countries up to 50% of workers are not satisfied by their growth opportunities and pay... Still, many of them never or seldom try to find another occupation during the course their whole careers.
Many people, despite being very talented, obtain results that are not up to their potential. While it is true that positive emotions and a proactive attitude can promote success, this doesn’t mean that when there’s a will, there’s a way.
Public speaking is a fundamental skill in many work environments, especially when we consider that “audiences” are not always large groups of individuals, such as those you may find at conferences or conventions: people are listening to you in meetings, interviews, conference calls...