Have you had that experience of suddenly having a huge hunch something is about to happen, and to your surprise, that intuition was eventually translated into reality? When you feel strongly about something without logical basis to it, that's called intuition. It comes in three impressions: clairvoyance or "the third eye," sensing clearly, and feeling through listening. Intuition, in the context of career planning or job search, is often undervalued or dismissed in Western culture. This is regrettable because intuition often serves as a superior way to make a career decision. Using a behavioral model, revert back to a time when your intuition was calling you to do something or not to do something. Did you let the intuition pass by without realizing the consequences? For example, did you accept a less satisfying job, while suppressing your inner intuition? What was the result? Probably unsatisfactory! In Western culture, we emphasize, quite naturally, the rational mind coming up with ideas. In contrast, when we engage in our intuitive abilities, magic happens. Our logical, "rational" minds relax and allow ideas to flow. Then, solutions appear... Grace Cirocco, author of Take the step: The Bridge Will Be There, embraces intuition as inner source which has "saved lives, discovered cures, and made people rich." Regrettably, some Westerners minimize intuition in favor of logical or rational decisions. By contrast, what happens when we tap into intuition? Important information appears before us that we need to know - before we make decisions. Clairvoyanceoccurs when your eye goes beyond what it can see. In other words, you know what is happening somewhere. For example, we may receive messages in pictures, symbols, colors, dreams, and visions. Or, you may experience a movie that "plays in your mind," that is intended to give you information. Clair-sentience is sensing clearly or what we refer to as "hunch" or a "gut feeling." Think of when you are feeling overwhelmed and you can't explain it. Your response may be, "Don't know why, it just seems like the right thing to do." (Notice I am using the present tense as much as possible. Living in the moment has a natural affinity with intuition, which relies upon the present moment). On the other hand, clair-audience is listening between the lines. Intuition also happens at times when a certain sound, such as a song in your head or a voice outside your ear, which ushers in an intense feeling. They say only a number of people are gifted with intuition. Astrologers even insist people born under the Scorpio (me!) or Pisces signs are naturally intuitive. However, numerous studies claim anyone can develop intuition. I believe this is true based on two reasons: having sought advice from an intuitive consultant for over three years and having the power of the mind to unleash intuition as a noble decision-making tool. (Just ask career expert Cathy Goodwin: www.cathygoodwin.com) Why the need to develop intuition, you ask? Intuition also makes you far more creative. Intuition means releasing more creative juices for any means of expression. Lastly, intuition has a healing power. This healing power delves deeply into your soul to eradicate negative energy. For example, are you still harboring anger or hurt from a layoff or dismissal? Do not allow this negative energy to fester, otherwise it will totally impair your job search!
Besides payroll, one of your organization’s largest spends is probably on technology. You spent thousands of dollars to implement your new ERP system. Years later you’re still using the same version with manual compliance-related workarounds. The ERP system needs to be kept current. What do you do?
As the business continued to grow, you struggled to make the ERP system work for you. There was no written documentation for the end-users, and you created manual workarounds. Training was done verbally so end-users weren’t trained consistently, and they ended up having a lot of dirty data. In the end, the business was expending extraordinary time and effort muscling to use the ERP system, and only getting a small fraction of value.
How did this situation happen? Individuals thought the small IT group should be responsible for all technology including the ERP system. So, the business wasn’t involved as much as it should have been.
ERP stands for enterprise resource planning—the entire enterprise should be involved including finance, information security, internal audit, regulatory compliance, and legal.
ERP System Responsibilities For Each Department
Although the ERP is a system (with a significant investment), the sole responsibility cannot be put on IT. Instead, the business needs to take the lead and own the system. The ERP consists of multiple modules and those “owner” departments have a vested interest to keep the system current and to maximize using the features and functionality.
IT is responsible for understanding how the system is intended to be used.
The business is responsible for deciding what to use.
One way to break out the responsibilities is as follows:
Departments “own” their respective modules (e.g. finance, human resources, operations), which includes the internal control system
If there isn’t a separate training department, then this responsibility reverts to the business.
In the end, the business has the most to gain (or lose) by utilizing the ERP to align with the business needs and growth. Similar to the idiom it takes a village, the entire enterprise should be involved to keep the ERP and other major systems current and maximize their use.
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Did your PTO request get denied? Due to restructurings, layoffs, and crunches, companies are now buckling down on employees and their PTO. Here's my concern...
Quitting isn't going to help your situation.
If you quit because your PTO request was denied, that will, in fact, hurt your chances of getting hired. And if the economy tanks, there will be fewer jobs, and then it's going to be a lot harder to get a reference or explain why you quit.
What You Should Do If Your PTO Request Is Denied
@j.t.odonnell when your PTO request gets denied... @workitdaily @j.t.odonnell #joblife#worklife#pto#careeradvice#careerhacks#careertiktok#edutok#learnontiktok♬ original sound - J.T. O'Donnell
When your PTO request is denied, you want to ask why.
- Why is this happening?
- What can I do to make this timeslot work?
- What would I have to do before or after?
- How can I get to the point where this could be approved?
Maybe your employer can't approve the entire time off that you're requesting, but they could approve part of it. Or maybe your boss is just worried about some coverage, but you could assist in getting that coverage. The goal is to try to work with them on that.
But if you don't get your requested PTO, I'd be really careful about taking that time off anyways or quitting, because it could hurt you and your career.
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