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Barbara Moses On The Architecture Of Work Published: Sunday, March 19, 2000 By: Dr. Manuel Angel Morales

The distinguished scholar and researcher Dr. Barbara Moses is coming toPuerto Rico! The sponsors of this main event are the New Caribe Hilton, The San Juan Star and Quality for Business Success. Dr. Moses will be giving a presentation on March 30 at the Caribe Hilton. She will be delighting the audience with two extraordinary topics on The Twelve New Rules for Work, Organizations and Life Success, and Career Intelligence for the New Workplace. This will be a unique opportunity, and everyone interested on issues of the new economy, work, business and self-managed careers should not miss this professional experience. Let me share with the readers a piece of Dr. Moses thinking.

The core argument of her expanded investigation is that the society, economy and workplace have changed, and the strategies for career success have changed respectively. Thus, there are four principles in managing a career:

  • Be a career architect, craft your own future;
  • Know yourself and the content of your personal portfolio of enhancing experiences, themes and competencies;
  • Know what is more important to you;
  • Be who you are and develop a personal success paradigm.

But which are the new productivity and success strategies, as researched by career activist Barbara Moses?

  • Ensure your marketability. Think of everyone you work for as a client. Know your products and services, and the skills, assets, strength and weakness plus the value you can add to the organization. Know the market and be able to communicate your presentation points to the internal and external market. Always make the most of your current work situation.
  • Think globally and act locally. Acknowledge that cultural and linguistic sensitivity are very important. Thinking, living and working with a double-loops mind-set helps you gain a richer understanding of work settings and new realities, while interfacing intelligently in the domestic scenarios.
  • Be able to communicate in powerful, persuasive and unconventional ways. Capture quickly, your listenerís attention, make information vivid, and write clearly and with impact.
  • Keep on learning on your own time with constantly changing work and shifting skill requirements, lifelong learning and knowledge acquisition will be an imperative. Read books, journals, newspapers, develop and practice new skills.
  • Understand new economic, social and business trends. Expand your knowledge of economic, demographic and cultural developments.
  • Prepare for areas of competence, and not jobs. Think roles not jobs, and dare to apply them to new emerging work environments.
  • Look to the future. Identify potential growth areas in the new economy (health, medicine, education, edutainment recreation, the environment, telecommunications and personal anything).
  • Build financial autonomy. To manage your family, life and career effectively your must manage your finances wisely. If your salary is committed in 80% you donít have any discretion. Think income streams, not salary. Rethink your relationship to money.
  • Think networks, not ladders. Track your career progress by your work, contribution and value added, not by your level within a hierarchy.
  • Decide if you are going to be a specialist or a generalist. Choose such a path based on your strengths and the work environment.
  • Be a ruthless time manager, professional or worker. We are living in a fast-track environment where speed is highly prized. Be gymnastically flexible.
  • Be kind to yourself. Learn to live with the best you can do, because there is always room for improvement.

For additional information please call to (787) 758-1003.

 

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