Work Gists

Work Gists

How to handle a Crush on a coworker.

Crushing on a co worker

We just finished celebrating February 14th,  Valentine’s Day …A day set aside by card makers and florists to rip us off of our hard earned cash,…… sorry scratch that I was joking, a day set aside to celebrate LOVE.

It’s a beautiful thing to love and be loved in return but in Life it’s not always as simple as that, for some Valentine’s Day reminded them of a day to celebrate their partners, showering them with gifts and attention whilst trying to re-create the early days when the relationship was hot and steamy.

For others February 14th  falling on a work day was another day to remind them that the Coworker they were crushing on is unavailable, or to be more direct “was not theirs”. They were forced to fake smiles as they watched the exchange of gifts between that person and their significant other.

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5 Strategies to Build a Fun Work Culture That’s Also Productive


Everyone wants to work somewhere fun. Ask anybody in the world what type of place they want their office to be, and only a tiny percentage will reply “someplace boring, where nobody enjoys themselves and everyone only pays attention to the work in front of them.” Yet, many workers find themselves in such an environment.

That’s because there’s a dissonance for business owners that’s difficult to resolve. Yes, “fun” workplaces get more attention and seem to have happier workers, but at the end of the day, you’re running a business, and you need to make sure your workers are productive if you have any chance of remaining profitable. Unfortunately, many business owners assume that the best way to encourage productivity is to discourage fun and enforce as many tight-laced structures as possible in the overall work culture.

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Should you socialize with your colleagues outside work?


How do you relate to the people you work with? As friends you might go out for a meal with, or more as acquaintances you have to put up with in the workplace to get the job done?

We spend majority of our lives in the office, surely it would not be an unusual prospect to try to get to know your colleagues outside the workplace, who knows for some they can even meet their prospective partners. Take for instance management consultant Phil Dibbs. He says he found it impossible to get on with one of his co-workers when they both worked for Westland Helicopters.

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Diamond Bank Plc rewards over 1000 Staff with promotion and long service benefits.


Diamond Bank is one of the leading banks in Nigeria, A mid- Tier Bank focusing on Retail and the Emerging Business Market.

Whilst the current economic recession Nigeria has adversely affected the Banking sector in Nigeria, in a surprising move the Bank decided to go against the grain and celebrate its most loyal and deserving staff in the month of December.

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If you are anything like me you just want to come to work and deliver the best services in the best environment possible and close the day feeling like you have achieved a big one for the team.

Make friends, learn new stuff, the Basics ……nobody told me that, this would not be enough, I did not get the memo that you also need to learn the skill of nuanced office politics involved in handling your boss.

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The new credit-assessment methods appears to be coming from a familiar source. (Mobile Phones)
This process is being used in more than 15 countries across the Caribbean’s, Asia, Europe and even in some African countries like Ghana..

Startups like Lenddo and EFL Global Ltd appear to be reaping huge benefits from this process, non-traditional data appears to be the new method for entering into new market segments that couldn’t be served before.

Proposed borrowers who are previously unbanked and don’t have credit history may now have inroads to accessing small loans.
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Don’t Feed the Monster.


Have you ever noticed that dark souls love to cluster together, No I am really serious,“Misery loves company” is not just a philosophical quote thrown around with laxity just to have the last word in a conversation, it’s honestly a real thing.

Some time ago in a land where I refuse to mention its location for the sake of sanity, I walked into a conversation at the cafeteria, we had all just received our bonuses from work so I had a cute spring to my step and felt slightly better that I was operating on four hours of sleep instead of Eight .In my usual fashion, to celebrate I had ordered a healthy plate of sea food and was about to dive in when two men by my side suddenly started complaining.
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Believe it or not when I was a teenager I ran track, …ok pick your jaw back up . One of the best things I learnt during that period was from one of our school instructors. She advised us to always look forward when running and not concentrate on the runners beside you,

“You may glance at your competition with the side of your eye when running, but the focus from the minute you hear the whistle should always be the finish line.” she said.
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How To Retain A Client



I came across this article on the and thought it would be an interesting read.

A PR and Marketing experts take on how to retain a client.

Written by

Yomi Olaniwun

Let me gist you about something that happened in my last place of work that I will never forget. We had just won the pitch for Guinness Label Relaunch and there was excitement in the air within the agency. Coupled with the fact that the Marketing Manager had done a congratulatory mail to the team copying my MD (Udeme) and addressing it to me…Dear Yomi!

It was a big deal!

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Why It’s a Bad Idea to Talk Politics at Work (and how to avoid it)


Article by Gregg Ward CEO of the Gregg Ward Group.


Just about everyone is talking about politics right now, even at work. And, given the current amount of nasty invective, ongoing scandals and campaign wackiness, it’s really tempting to offer up your opinion to your colleagues. But venting about Trump or Clinton in the office is a terrible idea, especially if you’re in management. Here’s why…

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