Alisa Shabanova

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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
Stefan Sagmeister: 7 rules for making more happiness
I think that happiness is irreducible to the list of reasons titled ‘7 steps to happiness’ or ‘7 things making me happy’ or something so banal. Again and again every new list is toppled down by the more market or more fashion approach. Undoubtedly happiness is the derivate of a lot of reasons but all we know that two different people feel themselves very different in completely the same situation. I suppose that happiness strongly depends on personal ability matching inner vision and outer reality. I mean that our inner perception - dreams, expectations, and our real life - opportunities, achievements are always very different so we need to have a sophisticated mechanism for conciliation these two worlds. If we do it well, if we build a good bridge between dreams and reality we feel ourselves happy (or at least satisfied). If this gap is too big or if we cannot make these two worlds friends we can be healthy, have a nice family, good carrier, participate in interesting projects or everything else - we will feel ourselves unhappy.
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
How to make professionalism come back?
What does it mean - to be professional in the field of complexity and multitasking? Yes, it's interesting question. May be we observe the making of new concept of professionalism where the axes (breadth and depth) are reversed or substituted with something completely new, where the main skill is fast switching...
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
How to make professionalism come back?
Krisztián, some of your thoughts are very close to me and one is insightful. One level above - it's Murphy's law about incompetency (smth. like 'everyone reaches the level of his incompetency'). It's funny but it's true. 'Too easy task' - it's important remark because everyone who wants to learn need challenges on his way to improve his level. But your simple arithmetic (100 units*100% less than 200 units*80%) is amazing. I don't like it but it works!
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
How to make professionalism come back?
Thank you, Debra. I think you are right about two key abilities - to meet people half way and to reward professionalism. It's not as easy as it sounds but it's about the professionalism of HR :-) and about the readiness of shareholders to invest money in people or to charge them with things they have never done before. May be it's the best and the only possible way to grow professionals into the company and to grant them for things that are important for the company. For instance, for professionalism.
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
How to make professionalism come back?
I don't think that our reality is too complex for true professionalism. Sometimes I meet people who are great professionals in their fields without any excuses like 'everything changes too fast'. Of cause, it's not true for IT where everything really changes too fast but it's true for other billion professions. You are absolutely right - professionalism for managers is not the same as for specialists but it doesn't matter that a manager doesn't need some experience and personal maturity to be a good manager. He certainly does. I think that your sentence that 'all people respond to the opportunities' is true and it's the main subject I worry about. May be we need pay more to professionals, not to managers? Or give them more non-financial support? Or write books and articles, glorifying the professionalism (it's a joke, of cause, but the subject is still serious).
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can good win?
It's very tempting to think about evil's popularity like about the result of successful media project. Yes, good is around us but the PR manager of evil is better :-) I see that reality doesn't support this point of view. In Russia 3 out of 5 marriages broke. 8 out of 10 spouses are unfaithful to each other. Every third clerk hates his boss and wants to get boss' chair. 7 out of 10 people tell that they steal if nobody knows about it. And there are just official numbers! Some people don't tell true even if survey is completely anonymous. May be you have another statistic numbers in your country but I'm afraid you don't. Do you really think that all of these things are about PR only? And - everyone knows Mother Tereza :-))
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can good win?
Yes, you are right. I have the same point of view and I like Dawkins too. But anyway it's very sad. Of cause, I know that there are not any completely bad or completely good things. Moreover, I believe that in every moment everyone makes the best decision and so on. I also think that the evolution is the greatest conductor and that 'the good' is a progress and 'the bad' is a regress. But when someone hurts me or my family I feel myself bad - even if I know that it's naturally. If someone starts a war I feel myself horrified even if I know that there are too many people in the Earth and resources are limited, and we need war for the evolution purposes, and it's finally good for us etc. You are right in the scale of evolution, in the scale of centuries. But our lives are the moments, and it's very sad that very often we cannot get support, or warm, or understanding.
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Alisa Shabanova
Posted almost 3 years ago
Can good win?
Yes, you are right. But if evil cannot be defeated too, why good wins by default? It's a kind of parity where every part lives in a balance, and every trying to move this balance to the bright side a bit leads us to the rollback...