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We’ve all heard about the fun perks that progressive
employers like Google and Yahoo! offered their employees until
recently—great social activities, play areas, telecommuting
options, free bikes to ride around campus, and the opportunity to
spend a fair portion of their work time on projects of their own
choosing. This has begun to change as more traditional-minded CEOs
come on board,...
I am an office manager in a medium-sized company. Prior to this
promotion one year ago, I worked with the women I now supervise.
After my promotion, I had my share of resentment and jealousy from
these women. They have gotten much better and I finally can say I'm
beginning to enjoy supervision.
My problem centers around one woman who was out on a maternity
leave and who is now back. Sh...
Dear Joan:We have flextime at my place of
employment. You may choose to begin work any time (in half-hour
increments) between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, with the core hours being
9:00 to 3:30. The problem that we are confronted with is the
underwriting manager has elected to work the 8:00 to 4:30 shift. It
has been brought to his attention that there are people abusing the
flextime (we don't punch...
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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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One of the top 5 skills of any successful professional is the
ability to effectively communicate their ideas. Strong
communicators are able to get their ideas across in a way that
prompts the listener to buy in, to help, or to believe. And those
communicators are the ones who are able to implement change.
Nancy Duarte, in an excellent TED talk called The Secret
Structure of Great Talks, reveals so...
It’s been said that every person brings joy to others:
some when they enter a room and some when they leave it. The latter
disagrees just to be disagreeable. But no matter how good natured
people are, if you bring any two human beings together,
they’ll find something to disagree about
The strong personalities inherent in any business endeavor can
result in people butt...
If I asked you, “Are you approachable?” What would
you reply? You’d probably say, “Of course I am. I have
an open door policy. No one is afraid to stop in and talk to
me.” Well that’s a good start but it’s usually
If you are scheduled back-to-back in meetings, or appear
scattered or rushed, or spend hours in your office or cubicle...