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If it’s time for your annual review, it probably goes
something like this: you meet with your supervisor in a private
room, he or she rates your performance using a variety of scales,
you talk about where you need to improve in the future, and at the
end you learn if you get a pay increase. It’s no wonder most
workers dread this process!
Beyond being ineffective, annual reviews can act...
What do managers do all day? Put their feet up on the desk and
think deep thoughts? Spend the day keeping track of everything
their subordinates do? Make broad policy decisions and command
whatever resources are needed? Surely, life must get less
complicated as the manager moves up the pyramid.
Ask any upper level manager and you're likely to get a long, low
chuckle. Most of them will quick...
It goes without saying that every time a business needs to fill
an open work position, there are a few steps that need to be taken.
The job description needs to be published online, for instance, so
that interested parties can submit applications for consideration.
The employer then needs to sift through these applications, pick
out qualified candidates, and set up interviews. Some employment
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Organizational structure, much like a human skeletal structure,
determines what shape an organization will take. We don't spend
much time thinking about our skeletal structure until something
breaks, and so it goes with organizations.
How an organization is structured basically means how the
reporting relationships and work teams are organized. It reveals a
great deal about the culture, function a...
With some clarity I remember hearing my Mother say, "That's why
they call it work!" The comment usually was in response to a
complaint about a seemingly difficult or distasteful task. Work,
then, became synonymous with anything but play. Always difficult,
and something to be suffered.
While I've since discovered that "fun work" or "engaging work" is
not an oxymoron, many workers have not. The res...
What questions can employers legally ask? When
dealing with background checks, are there limits to how far back
they can go? Are they just looking for felonies or
misdemeanors too? I hate answering these questions. I
am in the process of getting an assault charge cleared from 12
years ago that was a false charge to begin with.
This is a great question that a lot o...
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Because I attend so many events, I have the good fortune of
meeting and chatting with a wide variety of interesting people.
Sometimes these conversations lead to friendships. Other times,
they lead to frustration. The frustration occurs when I discover
that someone hasn’t been honest about his or her
For example, I met a woman at a conference a couple of years ago.
We chatted ov...
Good leaders build teams that are loyal, but when it is
overused, it can have negative consequences for the leader and
staff, alike. Like parents who believe that their kids are better
than other kids, the leader who treats his or her team like their
precious, perfect children, are going to run into trouble.
Here are some situations I've seen and how it plays out in the
A manager who t...
Just wondering if you could send some information to help me. I am
the employee you describe in your article [about a know-it-all]. We
have received a new computer system within our traffic department.
I have picked up on it extremely well. The result of that is that I
have helped our sales, creative, programming and our own traffic
department in understanding different aspects of the s...