Monthly Archives: January 2019
Wikipedia tells us that networking is “a social and professional activity that aims to quickly and efficiently solve complex life problems and business issues with the help of a circle of friends and acquaintances.” This is the most accurate definition of networking, however, I would like to add that this is not just friendship for the benefit, but building relationships based on trust, sympathy and desire to help.
Theory of Six Handshakes
Networking is based on the theory of six handshakes proposed by American psychologists Stanley Milgram and Jeffrey Travers back in 1969. The essence of this theory is that each person is familiar with any other inhabitant of the planet through a chain of acquaintances consisting of only five people (that is, six handshakes). Psychologists deduced this theory by conducting an experiment: 300 subjects were given envelopes containing the name of the person who needed to pass this envelope. Continue reading
The desktop is not designed for eating
The tables that computers are at and the ones we work on are teeming with harmful bacteria. For every two or three square centimeters of the desktop area, more than 900 different microbes live, which our body will not be happy at all. And on average about 700 bacteria are on the keyboard surface. Putting a plate of food on such a table, we very much risk that all these tenacious charms crawl into it, and then fall into our mouths.
Having lunch at the workplace, we deprive the brain of a well-deserved rest
Workers who eat at a computer very rarely try to completely immerse themselves in food intake and step back from all affairs. Basically, during such a lunch, clicking on the keyboard, Internet surfing, or more important things, for example, compiling a monthly report, continue. Continue reading