As a leader or manager, you always have some kind of opinion of what your team thinks. You act based on your gut feeling. What might surprise you is quite often your opinion is wrong. Your team might have a... Continue reading
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Last week we told you about the results to our survey: "What employees really think of their managers." We also asked a second open question: "What practices could your manager implement to make you more happy at work." Again over... Continue reading
Micro-manager. It's the dirty word in every workplace. No employee wants to work for a micro-manger, and no boss wants to be labeled one. So why does micromanagement occur so much? Plain and simple, it's due to a lack of... Continue reading
In an ideal world we as managers believe we know quite clearly what our employees do and think, what their plans, progress and problems are. Often that assumption is given without much real communication or feedback, be it online or... Continue reading
Often the simplest things in life work the best. Sometimes companies overdo their HR and management policies. Take example of Nordstrom, the 200+ location department store chain. For years, their Employee Handbook was a single 5-by-8-inch grey card with just 75... Continue reading
Effectiveness is one habit we all need to learn. Already back in 1967 management guru Peter Drucker published his book "The Effective Executive", which is still as applicable today. According to Drucker, effectiveness is a set of practices, meaning we... Continue reading