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Blue Print for Happiness – Part 2 contd.

Once we decide to analyze the reason for our unhappiness and have ascertained that the reason is an internal one.  The question, which we face is: “ If I am feeling unhappy, which Law of living that I have broken?” This is the starting point of our journey to Discover Happiness.

In Part 02 of the Blue print of Happiness series, it has been pointed out that the wrong answer to the equation in question was arrived at because of a mathematical law that we broke, the absurdity of trying to divide a numerical quantity by zero. Due to this absurdity, the result arrived at was also absurd. The aim of this exercise is to bring home the point that we arrive at absurd or unhappy results in life because we have broken a fundamental law of life. We need to examine our thought processes and our way of living to recognize where we are going wrong.

Aananda Sutras is a video series that throws light on some of the critical questions that plague mankind. Discovering Happiness, Art of Forgiveness, Is the world an Illusion- Maya?, Does God give us the fruits of our action?… are some of the mysteries addressed by Amul.
Amul S Bahl, an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has invented a unique topical use only set of protocols to treat different ailments. Under God’s Own Store, validating this ancient Yogic Science scientifically today has created a high impact alternative in healthcare.
Amul, as a founding principal of Shradha HRD, is a multi dimensional free thinking individual, believes in sustaining life through wisdom, light & urjaa (energy).

Blueprint for Happiness – Part 1

We all look for reasons for our unhappiness. We forget to analyze the true cause of it. In reality, we need to follow two basic rules first knowing the problem and secondly understanding the actual reason for the unhappiness.

We as humans have a tendency of blaming external causes for our unhappiness which in reality may be an internal one. Hence it is a must that once we have figured out the problem, we analyze the actual reason for our unhappiness.

In Part 01 of the Blue print of Happiness series, an equation is written on the board, solving which the result arrived at apparently is incorrect/absurd. It is rightly pointed out that the incorrect /absurd answer arrived at is not, and cannot be, because of external factors such as the type of board used to write it on or because of the sketch pen used to write the equation with. Apparently the fault lies with the way the equation is solved. The lesson being driven home is that we have the erroneous tendency to blame numerous external factors as the cause of our unhappiness whereas the root cause is within us. We don’t realize this critical input about how we think. This is the reason we are unable to correctly work out our inner equation to Happiness.

Aananda Sutras is a video series that throws light on some of the critical questions that plague mankind. Discovering Happiness, Art of Forgiveness, Is the world an Illusion- Maya?, Does God give us the fruits of our action?,…. are some of the mysteries addressed by Amul.
Amul S Bahl, an M.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi has invented a unique topical use only set of protocols to treat different ailments. Under God’s Own Store, validating this ancient Yogic Science scientifically today has created a high impact alternative in healthcare.
Amul, as a founding principal of Shradha HRD, is a multi dimensional free thinking individual, believes in sustaining life through wisdom, light & urjaa (energy).

Why Soft Skills Training is NOT ‘Rocket-Science’

Perhaps one of the greatest challenges of the present-day, fast-paced lives is mastering the art of being diplomatic, despite the all-pervasive paucity of time. Each of us tend to get so caught up with getting our ‘agenda’ accomplished in the shortest duration of time, that there’s a huge tendency to be too curt, sans any attempt to be courteous and mindful of the other person’s sensibilities.

It would not be wrong to say: Soft Skills = Foundation Skills. Simply think of how susceptible a structure is, if not for a strong foundation!

While it’s easy to blame the lack of communications skills on the ‘digital era’ and being ‘busy’, those who do recognize and emphasize on the need for soft skills training for employees, the results are for all to see: a much sharper upward trend on the growth curve and contented team members being notable outcomes.

What are Soft Skills?
Unlike technical or ‘hard’ skills, which can be measured, soft skills are generally considered intangible and difficult to quantify. Examples of soft skills include effective communication, analytical thinking, team work, problem-solving, time management, conflict resolution, leadership, etc.

Most soft skills are acquired with steadfast focus and customized interventions including simulations, bite-sized videos, role-playing games, etc., aimed at discernibly achieving positive outcomes. The good news is, several virtual platforms are now available for this purpose, if an in-person intervention is not feasible owing to logistical, financial, or any other reasons.

What is ROI?
One term that is uttered in the same breath as business soft skills training is ROI (Return on Investment). This refers to the various control and measurement systems are employed so as to track the impact of the amount spent on each corporate soft skills training intervention. As organizations grow and evolve, keeping a close watch on the ROI is the new norm, down to the department level. The ever-growing shortage of skills and talent, soft skills training tends to account for a major portion of the training budget and hence, the need to measure the ROI of soft skills is now more necessary than ever.

So, why is there such a lot of focus on the ROI of soft skills training? The answer is an entire array of benefits!

These include:

• Improved teamwork and customer service

• Improved productivity

• Lower absenteeism

• Improved retention rates

• Better workplace communication and a higher level of employee engagement

In a nut shell, there are clear correlations that have been drawn between investment in soft skill training programs having a positive impact on the bottom line. Taking time to analyse how different training methods impact a business’ bottom line can give trainers better insight into their own effectiveness as well as provide useful signposts to develop learning techniques and to work more efficiently. As for ways to measure ROI, measuring Customer Satisfaction scores at regular intervals of time as well as before and after an intervention is a fail-safe method.

It’s always a great idea to invest in improving soft skills of the workforce – start now if you haven’t already!