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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Why Germans Work Fewer Hours But Produce More: A Study In Culture

This is one of the reason why I love Germany ;) Ich liebe Deutschland!
Copied from : http://knote.com/2014/11/10/why-germans-work-fewer-hours-but-produce-more-a-study-in-culture/


When many Americans think of Germany, images of WWII soldiers and Hitler often come to mind. But what many people don’t realize is that Germany is the industrial powerhouse of Europe, and is a leading manufacturer of goods for export to developing Asian nations. We don’t hear about the superiority of German engineering in Volkswagen commercials for nothing!

The economic engine of the EU, Germany single-handedly saved the Eurozone from collapse in 2012. At the same time, German workers enjoy unparalleled worker protections and shorter working hours than most of their global counterparts. How can a country that works an average of 35 hours per week (with an average 24 paid vacation days to boot) maintain such a high level of productivity?

Working Hours Mean Working Hours

In German business culture, when an employee is at work, they should not be doing anything other than their work. Facebook, office gossip with co-workers, trolling Reddit for hours, and pulling up a fake spreadsheet when your boss walks by are socially unacceptable behaviors. Obviously, in the United States these behaviors are frowned up on by management. But in Germany, there is zero tolerance among peers for such frivolous activities.

In the BBC documentary “Make Me A German“,  a young German woman explained her culture shock while on a working exchange to the UK.

“I was in England for an exchange… I was in the office and the people are talking all the time about their private things… ‘What’s the plan for tonight?’, and all the time drinking coffee…”

She was quite surprised by the casual nature of British workers. Upon further discussion, the Germans reveal that Facebook is not allowed in the office whatsoever, and no private email is permitted.


Goal-Oriented, Direct Communication Is Valued

German business culture is one of intense focus and direct communication. While Americans tend to value small talk and maintaining an upbeat atmosphere, Germans rarely beat around the bush. German workers will directly speak to a manager about performance reviews, launch into a business meeting without any ‘icebreakers’, and use commanding language without softening the directives with polite phrases.Whereas an American would say, “It would be great if you could get this to me by 3pm,” a German would say, “I need this by 3pm”.

When a German is at work, they are focused and diligent, which in turn leads to higher productivity in a shorter period of time.


Germans Have a Life Outside Work

Germans work hard and play hard. Since the working day is focused on delivering efficient productivity, the off hours are truly off hours. Because of the focused atmosphere and formal environment of German businesses, employees don’t necessarily hang out together after work. Germans generally value a separation between private life and working life.

The German government is currently considering a ban on work-related emails after 6pm, to counter the accessibility that smartphones and constant connectivity give employers to their employees. Can you imagine President Obama enacting such a policy in the United States?

To occupy their plentiful Freizeit, most Germans are involved in Verein (clubs); regularly meeting others with shared interests in their community. Common interests in Germany include Sportvereine (sports clubs), Gesangvereine (choirs or singing clubs), Musikvereine (music clubs), Wandervereine (hiking clubs), Tierzuchtvereine (animal breeding clubs – generally rabbits/pigeons) and collectors’ clubs of all stripes. Even the smallest village in Germany will have several active Vereinen to accommodate residents’ interests. Rather than settling in for a night of TV after work, most Germans socialize with others in their community and cultivate themselves as people.

Germans also enjoy a high number of paid vacation days, with many salaried employees receiving 25-30 paid days (the law requires 20). Extended holidays mean families can enjoy up to a month together, renting an apartment by the seaside or taking a long trip to a new, exciting city.


Business Respects Parenthood

Germany’s system of Elternzeit (“parent time” or parental leave) is the stuff of fantasy for most working Americans. The United States does not currently have laws requiring maternity leave, while Germany has some of the most extensive parental protection policies in the developed world. The downside of these maternity leave benefits is that employers may avoid hiring women (with the fear that they will take advantage of the extensive benefits), and German boardrooms are consistently male-dominated at a higher rate than other developed nations, although the government is working to eradicate this trend. The financial benefits of staying home (from both Elternzeit and Elterngeld or parents’ money programs) are often too good to pass up for German mothers, and can lead to stagnant or non-existent careers.

Since “at will” employment does not exist in Germany, all employees have contracts with their employer. Parents who have been gainfully employed for the previous 12 months are eligible for Elternzeit benefits, which include up to three years of unpaid leave with a “sleeping” contract. The employee is eligible to work part-time up to 30 hours while on leave, and must be offered full-time employment at the conclusion of the parental leave. Parents may also choose to postpone up to one year of their leave until the child’s 8th birthday. Either parent is eligible for parental leave, and many couples make the choice based on financial considerations.

In addition to the preservation of the employee’s contract, the state will pay up 67% of the employee’s salary (with a cap of 1800 Euros per month) for 14 months. Parents may split the 14 months however they choose. These benefits apply equally to same-sex couples.

Have you picked your jaw up off the floor yet?


Put Some German In Your Office

The German work culture is very different from the average American office, but there are certainly lessons to be learned from our German counterparts. The diligent focus Germans bring to their working life is to be admired. Separating work from play can help us lead a more balanced life; putting the phone down after hours gives us a mental break from stressing about work, and we can return to the office refreshed in the morning. When it’s time to get something done, closing Facebook and turning off push notifications helps keep our minds quiet and the flow steady. Direct conversation can lead to increased efficiency, and more clarity of communication among team members.

Americans often equate longer hours with increased production and superior work ethic, but examining the German model makes one wonder: When it comes to time at work, maybe less really is more!

*Taken from http://knote.com/2014/11/10/why-germans-work-fewer-hours-but-produce-more-a-study-in-culture/

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Habits of the World's Smartest People (Infographic)

Saturday, February 22, 2014

My Oriflame Dreamboard

Saturday, January 25, 2014

The Top 37 Things Dying People Say They Regret

Here Are The Top 37 Things Dying People Say They Regret. What do you think? In my view, I think these things not only for dying people but also for those who regret about so many things in their life that they can't do or afraid to do or refuse to do. So, Learn From It Before It’s Too Late! and try to accomplish it! #FEARLESS





































AKU Mengasihimu

Saat aku terbangun
Sinar sang surya menyelimutiku
Kicauan burung nan merdu
Mengalunkan musik indah pagi ini

Saat sore menjelang
Semburat sang surya menerpaku
Warna warni pelangi terlukis di angkasa
Mewarnai dunia sore ini

Saat rembulan menyinariku
Bintang - bintang tersenyum dan menari
Melihat dunia yang terlelap
Menanti fajar nan merekah

Saat mulai terlelap
Doaku panjatkan, menyapa Sang Pencipta
"Terima kasih Tuhan untuk hari ini"
dan kudengar Ia berbisik
"Tidurlah anakKu...AKU mengasihimu"

Paris Van Java, Bandung 161004
©Erna Megawati Manna

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pray For Indonesia

This afternoon I got an email from RBC Ministries as state below. For a moment, my heart deeply in trouble, my body’s shaking, I got teary eyes, this is my beloved country! I started asking myself, when was the last time I pray for Indonesia? I do pray for my country but inconsistent, so thank you RBC for reminds me. Let’s pray for Indonesia continuously. May God be with us always, Indonesia in His hands.
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January 2014

Dear Faithful Reader, 
At the outset of 2014, a series of natural disasters have plagued this beloved nation of ours. Floods in Jakarta, Manado, Makassar, Semarang, and Jambi have driven many out of their homes. Mount Sinabung's eruption in Sumatera Utara has displaced thousands more and eleven people are thought to have perished in that disaster. Indeed we are reminded how much we need to draw close to our almighty God in these desperate times.
The flooding in Jakarta has disrupted our services to our readers. Some of our staff had to evacuate as floodwater reached door level, while others are locked in as roads to and from their homes become inaccessible. We are grateful that our office is not exposed to the flooding yet, but access to it is restricted. As such, our services as well as the shipping of our resources have ground to a halt, resulting in possible delays to the packing and delivery of the "March-April-May 2014" edition of Our Daily Bread/Santapan Rohani.

Furthermore, in order to ensure that your copy arrives in the best of conditions we need to seal it in a plastic bag. This will obviously take up additional time and manpower, a necessary step to safeguard intact delivery. We therefore beg for your understanding as it might delay delivery. Should you not receive your subscription by early March, please contact us via email at: indonesia@rbc.org or phone: (+62-21) 2902-8950.
Do join us in prayer for the situation in Indonesia:
  1. May the Lord send forth workers to point the victims to Jesus Christ, the hope of the world and comfort of the broken-hearted.
  2. May the Lord provide timely help, adequate nourishment, as well as safe, clean shelter to all in need.
  3. May the Lord lead and guide the authorities and concerned volunteers in their effort to assist the victims such as the preparation and packaging of food for distribution.
  4. Remember RBC Ministries' staff and their families who are affected by the Jakarta flood.
  5. That our office can resume operations and service to our readers as soon as possible.

You are receiving this email because you are a registered subscriber to Our Daily Bread/Santapan Rohani. Please help us forward this information to your friends or family members who are subscribers but may not have an email account or given us their email address. Thank you.

In Christ alone,
Netty Susanto
Executive Director

Saturday, December 7, 2013

A Tribute To Paul Walker

It's been a week since he died on car crash on November 30, while attending a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide, many people were shocked for this tragedy. I'm such a huge fan of Paul Walker and all his movies! I really love his eyes and smile. You're so beautiful!

The Fast and Furious franchise is celebrating the life of Paul Walker, with an emotional video set to Diddy and Skylar Grey's "Coming Home." Goodbye Paul Walker, you're gone but not forgotten, your legacy will live on forever.



"When you put good will out there it's amazing what can be accomplished" - Paul Walker, Reach Out Worldwide Founder.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Most Precious Name Is Jesus!


New International Version (NIV)

5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
8 And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!
9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

"All praise and glory belong to Him, for He is the One who makes everything possible"

Menghilang Saja

Lelah aku memikirkanmu
Lelah aku merindukanmu
Lelah aku menginginkanmu
Lelah aku dengan hadirmu

Pergi saja dari hatiku
Pergi saja dari otakku
Pergi saja ke hutan, ke gunung, kemana pun kau mau
Menghilang saja dari hidupku
Abracadabra!

Ibukota Jakarta, 20 November 2013
©Erna Megawati Manna
OMega Inc.

*For X

Monday, November 18, 2013

Uuupppsss....What A Letter!

Uuupppsss....what a letter! #Jleb
Rasanya surat ini cukup mewakili jeritan hati rakyat negeri ini, benar ga?
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Mohon Maaf Pak Presiden …
Posted by Linda Djalil on November 18, 2013

Mohon maaf pak Presiden. Saya tidak punya selera lagi melihat TV bila Anda tampil, apalagi sembari berbicara ini-itu…. , yang menurut saya sungguh tidak bermutu.

Saya tidak sabar menunggu Anda selesai menduduki jabatan itu… dan saya mendambakan acara 17 an di Istana dipenuhi lagu-lagu perjuangan karya Ismail Marzuki dll yang layak dan sejak dulu biasa dinyanyikan dari belasan puluhan tahun lalu oleh aubade anak-anak … , bukan lagu karanganmu.

Saya juga ingin melihat seorang Ibu negara atau siapapun yang anteng-anteng mengikuti upacara 17 Agustus di tangga Istana dengan khidmad, sesuai dengan aturan protokoler yang bermartabat, bukan pecicilan foto sana-sini bagai seorang fotografer kawakan yang mendapat tempat istimewa pada acara istimewa.

Saya juga ingin sekali merasakan kerukunan beragama di negeri ini serta ketegasan pemimpin negara yang menegur keras para oknum yang berkelahi akibat penghinaan kepercayaan sana-sini.

Saya mendambakan seorang presiden yang berwibawa dan mampu mengkoordinir para pembantunya menangani urusan ekonomi negeri, sehingga harga beras tidak makin melangit, daging sapi menyusup sampai setinggi pohon kelapa karena korupsian yang tak terdeteksi sebelumnya.., urusan minyak bumi negeri ini yang tidak dicatut para makhluk yg berhati jelaga dan mata duitan…, kemiskinan yang makin melebar dan merata tak ada lagi…, urusan kejahatan narkoba yang tak ada ampun dan bukan malah dibela, ….. saya betul-betul bermimpi punya seorang presiden yang bijak, matang, tidak hobi curhat dan sangat paham mana skala prioritas yang harus dijalankannya… dan sebagainya dan sebagainya dan sebagainya yang serba baik bagi negeri ini…..

Friday, November 1, 2013

Indonesia = Tanah Air Beta

Semakin sering saya bepergian dan mengunjungi tempat - tempat baru, semakin saya sadar bahwa saya makin cinta #INDONESIA. Negara/Tempat lain itu indah tapi tidak ada yang bisa menandingi keanekaragaman, keunikan dan keindahan #INDONESIA. Sing : "#INDONESIA negaraku, Tuhan yang memberikannya, kuserahkan di doaku, pada Yang Maha Esa". #ILoveIndonesia *Thank You Lord Jesus* #ProudToBeIndonesian
Kalimat di atas merupakan status FB saya tanggal 24 Juli 2012. Jadi Indonesia = tanah air beta, no matter what.

Indonesia tanah air beta
Pusaka abadi nan jaya
Indonesia sejak dulu kala
Tetap di puja-puja bangsa

Reff :
Di sana tempat lahir beta
Dibuai dibesarkan bunda
Tempat berlindung di hari tua
Sampai akhir menutup mata

Sungguh indah tanah air beta
Tiada bandingnya di dunia
Karya indah Tuhan Maha Kuasa
Bagi bangsa yang memujanya

Reff :
Indonesia ibu pertiwi
Kau kupuja kau kukasihi
Tenagaku bahkan pun jiwaku
Kepadamu rela kuberi

Thursday, October 31, 2013

18 Travel Quotes to Feed Your Sense of Wanderlust

I really love traveling and I don't like to stay in the same place for a long time or at least I have to go out for a moment from a place which I been settled on and yesterday I found this 18 travel quotes which really inspired me to keep travel. Those quotes have been posted by @mashable and retweetet by @lonelyplanet. I love to post it in my blog so you can see it as well and maybe can also encourage you for traveling. Here they are:

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