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Do You Know What You Don’t Know?

Throughout the history of mankind, human beings –mostly philosophers have questioned the essence of knowledge, our thought systems, and how we process information. Perhaps, Socrates’ phrase “All I know I know nothing” is one of the best known philosophical quotes of all times. Socrates, in essence, emphasizes that one cannot know anything with absolute certainty, […]

Show Me Your Attitude, I’ll Show You The Way!

Yin-Yang is a fascinating symbol in the Chinese philosophy, describing how the opposite forces –i.e. black-white, dark-light, hot-cold, good-bad, etc. are interconnected, complementary, and interdependent. They go hand-in-hand. In fact, their relation with one another intensifies and gives rise to each force. We may sense heat, through the presence of cold. We may perceive light, if […]

How Would You Want to Lead Your Life? Accidentally or Intentionally…

“To be or not to be! That is the question!” These are Hamlet’s famous words, in his overthinking between the two extremes –life and death. He essentially questions the very purpose of his existence, seeking the meaning in living. Shakespeare, genius of all times, may have not been aware that Hamlet’s quotes would be valid […]

Awareness First!

Whenever we come across an obstacle or a situation beyond our desire, the logic process leads to a single bottom line conclusion: “education”, and we end up saying “education first!” Although by education we refer to learning and acquiring technical skills, in essence we consider ‘education’ with a much broader coverage that encompasses the thought, […]

Attention to ‘Attention’

“Watch out; be careful; beware…” are typical attentional directions we have all been raised with, hearing from our parents, teachers, or peers. We have been told to mind what there is around, in front, or at our back. Why? To keep us safe or away from harm! So, basically, we were told to have our […]

Understanding Mindfulness…

Many pieces of information that I’ve read, watched or come across with, remind me of mindfulness. We used to utter the term ”seize the day” for being in “here and now”, that later have turned to a cliché… It took us time to internalize its in-depth meaning and philosophical essence. It was difficult to grasp […]

How are you? Mind full or Mindful? What if you can choose?

How are you? Mind full or mindful? I can imagine you wondering; “what’s the difference anyway?” I had that same prompt reaction, along with a frustrated mood of awareness over how full my mind had been. Unfortunately I had no clue whatsoever on how to change it… Then something happened and it’s been more than […]

Proposal of a New Employee Well-Being Model: Employee Wholeness

PROPOSAL OF A NEW EMPLOYEE WELL-BEING MODEL: EMPLOYEE WHOLENESS Şirli Ender-Büyükbay PhD in Business Administration Thesis Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ela Ünler June 2017, 272 Pages Abstract There is a growing interest for positive psychology at organizational management. Well-being of employees has increasingly been a matter of focus, primarily for its impact on employees’ work […]

Development of a New Construct of Employee Well-Being: A Qualitative Study

Development of a New Construct of Employee Well-Being: A Qualitative Study The Journal of Happiness & Well-Being, 2017, 5(1), 116-125 Shirli Ender-Büyükbay, Ela Ünler, F. Tunç Bozbura Abstract There is a growing interest for positive psychology at organizational context. More companies thrive to retain and engage their employees, value ‘talents’ well-being. Today various happiness-fostering interventions […]

Setting the Stage for a New Construct for Determining Employee Well-Being

Setting The Stage For A New Construct For Determining Employee Well-being 19th International Research/Expert Conference
”Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology” TMT 2015, Barcelona, Spain 22-23 July, 2015 Shirli Ender Büyükbay, F. Tunç Bozbura, Ahmet Beşkese Bahcesehir University, Department of Management Engineering Besiktas, 34353, Istanbul
Turkey Abstract There is a growing interest for positive […]