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For most people, attending a meeting is the most boring thing in
the world. It’s time consuming and requires oodles of
patience to sit through. So what happens when you decide to hold a
meeting, and all the other participants go AWOL?
Solution to this dilemma – conduct a virtual meeting.
Almost 85% of the projects today have team members who reside in
remote areas. Hence, the need for ...
Do you know how much your personal influence is worth? How
much does your organization value your contributions? Can you
communicate that value to your organization? Can you use that value
as a bargaining chip at the negotiating table? Your paycheck serves
as one scorecard. But consider other measures for yourself:
Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
Most leaders have personal sco...
Everything was fine before your small company landed the big new
contract. Everyone is working harder. Now your employees' tempers
are flaring and fingers are pointing. People who once seemed to get
along well are barely speaking to each other. In the last few
weeks, your office has become a revolving door of complaints and
You've been hearing complaints about one of your employe...
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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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You’ve probably seen the news about Google being ranked by
Fortune as the number one best place to work. Its unique culture
helps the company attract thousands of job applicants each day. The
Google corporate culture works for its market.
Whether you’re running a large company, a division or a small
business, there is a culture that exists that can affect your
ability to compete. Ever...
If you are a manager who takes the responsibility of doing
performance reviews seriously you are probably frustrated with the
process. It’s far from a perfect science but one thing is
certain, if promotions and other career decisions are based in part
on the performance reviews of employees, it’s important that
managers are consistent in how they evaluate employees.
Information is power. But you've known that for a long time. As
kids we knew that having the inside scoop is cool and we felt
important if we were given information that others did not have. If
information is power, then being "out of the
informationâ€”might leave one powerless. Your
employees want you to be "in the loop" and they want and need you...