Author: Layla

Getting it Done: Using Notion to get productive at work.

A rainy hello from me to you! We’re having another typhoon over here so it’s raining steadily for the past three days now. I hope that wherever you are, you are well and safe.  I know that it’s been a year on since the outbreak of the pandemic, and some are still working from home. Add the stress of attending (graduate) school online, and we have chaos. And we are in chaos. What surprised me is that despite the number of school and work-related breakdowns I’ve had, I’ve managed to get through it. And I am happy to say that I have finally graduated from the diploma track of the graduate program that I currently in. How did I do it? By studying and working smart, yes. But I had an app that helped me juggle work and school activities. Recently, this app has been talked about in the productivity and studytuber community. Yep, it’s Notion. The best bit about this app is that you can use it ANY WAY YOU WANT TO.  Also, you’re …

The Weekly Snippet 1: Hello, how have you been?

Hi, hope you’re all well and safe. Miss Rona’s still on the rampage, and no one’s safe–vaccine or no. I’m unwinding after a long day at work, listening to people talk on Twitter Spaces (Law School Spaces, if you’re interested), and of course, writing this blog entry. I’m all buzzed up, despite my aching arm. I’ve just finished a six-minute arm workout (2 lbs dumbells, two songs)–which means that I’m totally hyper. Add the fact that I’ve officially graduated from the diploma track of the graduate program I am in. So yeah, I’m a happy little girl.

BRB!

How are you all? Hope you are all well and safe. 🙂 Happy August, by the way! 🙂 Manila is now under a third lockdown. While I have to make adjustments to my schedule–it is a two week quarantine, after all–I am pretty sure that I can accomplish all my tasks before the two weeks are done. But all work makes one a tired person, so there are times that I’ll have to take time off work! And I’ll take that time to work on my blog, too. Three weeks ago, I attended a webinar about blogging. I signed up because I wanted to improve the way I structure my blog–frankly, I thought that I needed to go back to basics, and rebrand my blog. So here I am, writing this post to say that this blog will be taking a break, so see you soon! Stay safe, everyone! UPDATE: Blog reconstruction is partially done, however, blog entries are protected. Anyone who wants to read the blog entries, please feel free to send an email to: hellotherelayla@gmail.com. …

Is big necessarily good? Examining the Effects of Organization Size on Organizational Effectivity

ABSTRACT This paper aims to explore the effects of organizational size on organization effectivity. Organization or workforce size in this paper is defined as the number of employees in a geographical location, as defined by Michael Beer, or the number of persons employed in the organization. Also defined in this paper is organizational effectivity or effectiveness, which refers more to goal attainment. Topics also discussed in this paper are the effect of organization size on employee participation, which is also discussed at length here and can be direct and indirect. The two forms of direct participation are also included in this paper, as well as the determinants of employee participation. Three of them have been used in this paper: competition, indirect participation, and organization size. Other topics included in this paper is the effect of organization size on employee performance, training and development, which is described as crucial for an organization’s growth and survival. The effect of organizational size on employee performance is also discussed in this paper, where some researchers found that there is …

Beyond my wildest dreams

All my life I’ve stumbled, yet up here I am just perfect. Perfect as I’ll ever be. Marie Digby, “Spell” So, I finally got the last grade that I have been waiting for. After the weekend, I will be asking how I can file a late application for graduation. I don’t know if I can make it to the graduation ceremony next Saturday, but for me, to be formally declared as a graduate from the diploma program is enough for me, as it would mean I can move on to the Masters’ proper of the graduate degree I am in. There are a lot of things I need to get done, but I’m ready for it.

Other ways in which we can practise self-care.

Spa days? Check. Pampering sessions? Check. Don’t get me wrong, both are good for self-care. But because of the current pandemic, we know that going to the spa isn’t possible at the moment. There’s no need to worry–there are other things people can exercise self-care. They are probably things that you you all might doing already–either way, I thought I’d share them. Exercise. Maybe this one’s no longer a surprise to some people, especially if they do it regularly. Admittedly, I struggle to do this regularly. But I will do my best to be more diligent about exercising.