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Life is complicated. Employees already have a lot of
responsibilities with work. Just add a spouse, children, ill or
aging loved ones, a less-than-reliable car, college classes or any
number of life’s intricacies. Then things get really
complicated. That’s where workplace flexibility comes in. If
a company embraces flexible working arrangements into its culture,
employees can more easi...
Decisions, decisions. Should you buy a new piece of equipment or
repair the one you own? Which procedure should your work team
implement to solve their problem? Which job candidate should you
As a manager, you regularly are expected to make quick, sensible
decisions. This is difficult enough when you are making the
decision yourself, but when your work group gets involved, it can
Delivering difficult feedback is tough for anyone, but
millennials, especially, have a sticky time with it. You
don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, and maybe you
fear your employees might be defensive, take things personally, or
get discouraged. Our generation likes to collaborate and get along
so bringing up sensitive issues feels a little like rocking the
In our book, Manager...
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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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Things are looking up, but some employees may be looking out --
outside of your organization -- and they're likely to be your
According to recent research by the Corporate Leadership
One in four intend to leave their employer within the
One in five believes their personal aspirations differ from
their employer's plan.
Four out of 10 have little confidence in their coworkers ...
Worried about your job security? Unhappy with your current
position? Hoping to get a raise or promotion - It's time to review
your career management strategies to be sure you are in top form to
move up or on.
In today's changing workplace, the average worker will hold more
than 11 jobs during their working lifetime. Since career management
is your responsibility, learn where you stand with this b...
If one aspect of the workplace is misunderstood, it’s the
role of leader. Of course, leadership has many facets. Hundreds of
books, articles, and speeches expound on the components of good
leadership. But I’d like to focus on one thread that should
be common to all definitions: Listening.
Perhaps you’ve been at a meeting where the leader stands up
to announce the whys and ...