Feb 5, 2013

Business Management Skills for Everyday Life

Successful managers in the business world develop skills to help their businesses survive and profit. These skills are designed to maximize the profitability and marketability of the business that the manager operates. Some feel that personal lives and business should be kept separate. What they fail to realize though, is that many skills from business can translate to personal lives to make people more successful and happy at home and in their social lives.
In fact if you’re trained as a manager and don’t utilize those skills in the rest of your life you could be making a big mistake.

Organizational skills are a must for a successful manager. Some of the best managers are also very good at organizing at home. They take skills they learn from time management classes they have attended at work and use them at home to maximize their schedules.  This can be very beneficial for parents who have to balance their professional lives, personal lives and schedules for their children.

Negotiating skills learned at work can be very valuable at home at well. They can be used to negotiate with bill collectors as well as contractors that you hire in your home. These negotiating skills can even be valuable in your love life. These skills help keep harmony in your life making others happy, and improving your attitude as it reduces stress in your personal life.

Financial skills are a requirement for work. You must be able to schedule payments so you can meet payroll and pay your creditors. At home you must be able to balance your budget to pay for items such as groceries, rent and utilities. Learning to set a payment schedule at work is something you can carry over to your home personal lives. Understanding margins and finance can also help you when making personal investments. If you want to have a balanced strategy like investing in bonds and purchasing gold then those are also skills you can learn from your job.

Computer skills that you learn in the office can improve your life at home as well. You might find that there are software programs you learn about at work that can benefit you at home. These might be photographic editing programs or spreadsheet programs. You can use these programs to complete projects at home with your children, or improve your organization and finances.

Offices have limited amount of space, and many managers must learn to maximize the space they have available. This means designing the space for maximum productivity.   When you are at home you can use this skill to layout your furniture in your home office or entertainment areas of your home. You can take your skills from work for wiring and setting up network connectivity to your home for creating your own home theater.

Skills in the workplace are frequently thought of as work skills and left at the office. Successful managers actually take these skills and find other ways to apply them. Using them at home and in their personal lives can make them great resources for others outside of the office. Using these skills to help others will pay off in the long run, as they may help you in exchange.   

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