There are many things that, as professionals, we’ve had to learn during this 2021. A year of new normalities during which we’ve talked about conciliation, balance between professional and personal life and, in short, about how to evolve in all aspects of our lives. Do you want to know the list of the most popular?
Lesson 1: Listen to your biological clock
Are you an early riser or a late-night person? Are you more productive in the morning or in the evening? Getting up at 6am is not for everyone. That’s one of the lessons we’ve learned this year. Take advantage of the times when you’re more focused and energized to perform better, and you’ll work to your advantage.
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Find out which hours you are most ?????????? in ⏰ #PeopleACCIONA
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) May 7, 2021
Lesson 2: If you don’t feel well, you won’t work well either
It has taken a pandemic to make us understand the capital importance of the issue that is the backbone of this article. Yes, the new normality also has something positive and has led to an exponential increase in self-responsibility and the possibility of teleworking. The tenths of fever, in times of Covid-19, are already looked at with different eyes. And they’re seen more as a potential threat than a mere minor nuisance, which has highlighted the risks that sometimes come with an overzealous commitment to work.
Have you ever gone to work sick and said “don’t worry, it’s just a cold”??
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) April 9, 2021
Lesson 3: Value integrity, tenacity, charisma and other ‘soft skills’
There is much to learn from Nelson Mandela‘s legacy. And this year we wanted to remember his inspirational figure in this article. And both the business world and us as professionals still have a lot to learn from Mandela. How about reading it again? Maybe you’ll find among his words new resolutions to set for the year that is about to begin.
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— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) August 31, 2021
Lesson 4: Work is a Good Place to Be More Generous
There’s still a common misconception that in order to be successful and move up the corporate hierarchy, it’s not very advisable to be a good person —or at least not a very good one. But in this article, we tell you how Adam Grant, a professor at Wharton University, opposes this argument and examines what happens to “good people” in organizations.
The next time we hear “he is too good a person“ ? we will have to think twice before assuming that this is something detrimental rather than beneficial #PeopleACCIONA
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) January 14, 2021
Lesson 5: How to deal with work-life balance in job interviews
One of the big hits of this 2021 has been the conciliation between professional and personal life. An issue that we must also deal with in job interviews. In this article we give you the necessary tips to address the topic successfully.
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) June 29, 2021
Lesson 6: The Past is a Great Source of Learning
Undoubtedly, the future of the work paradigm changed drastically from 2020 onwards. And it is important to remember how confinement was the fuse that opened the debates we now have on the table: telecommuting, hybrid models of work flexibility, ‘hot desking’, etc. New ways of working that evolved as we watched life go by from our balconies. How retrospective through these images?
Here is an unusual and emotional ????? ??????? that remind us of the era that compelled us to #reinvent ourselves…
Which one is your favourite? ?? #PeopleACCIONA
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) September 29, 2021
Lesson 7: Gender inequality needs to be tackled in old age as well
Another issue that we have reflected on during 2021 has been how the wage inequality between men and women has an impact on pensions. This is a serious issue that is already affecting our older generations and is key to guaranteeing their quality of life.
The key to ending gender pension inequality starts in the workplace ?
Do you agree? ? #PeopleACCIONA
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) June 21, 2021
Lesson 8: Technology can help us find the best talent
Our jobs are increasingly connected to technology. The same goes for Human Resources. Thanks to Big Data, companies can implement increasingly analytical and strategic selection processes to find the most suitable candidates —regarding both their professional and personal profile. In this article we take a closer look at how to achieve this.
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) August 6, 2021
Lesson 9: Know your professional profile better to make the most of your abilities
The personality enneagram helps you to know what professional profile you are within a team and what professional skills you can contribute with. Do you remember what profile you were in? Maybe it’s a good time to rediscover it.
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) October 20, 2021
Lesson 10: Being organised is your best superpower
You may or may not be a fan of superheroes. But, without a doubt, whoever fulfills all their professional and personal obligations must have some special skill. Another great lesson we learned during these months has been how to be a better professional and how to balance family and work.
Superheroes must reconcile #work, personal life and, additionally, fighting crime?
Maybe we can learn a few things from how they organize to better manage our job while guaranteeing some breaks as well?
— People | ACCIONA (@ACCIONACareers) February 26, 2021
We hope that this review of the most important lessons drawn from the articles of 2021 will be useful to face the new year with the desire to continue growing and evolving professionally and personally. For a 2022 that drives the transformation that society needs.