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Work Flexibility Helps Ease Life’s Complications

By Jeana Quigley

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...

Managers Need Structure For Group Decisions

By Joan Lloyd

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 hire? 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 real...

Have Managerial Courage, Millennials

By Courtney Templin

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 boat. In our book, Manager...

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Organizational structure can be underlying cause of workplace issues

By Joan Lloyd

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...

A Hard Look at the Soft Stuff

By Janine Moon

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?

By Nick Reddin

Question: 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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When Interns are in the House

By Brad Karsh

Flowers are in full bloom, season finales are dominating the airwaves, and the end of the school year is upon us. That can mean only one thing—it’s intern season! For some of us, that’s ten weeks of delivered coffee, spotless files, and collated copies. Joking aside, interns can be an incredibly valuable resource on a number of fronts. They can provide fresh ideas and perspective...

Mastering Self Management

By Gayle Lantz

One of the most common challenges executives face is self management—the ability to prioritize and complete tasks to achieve a specific outcome within a particular time frame. This is what you want from those you manage, right? But it can be just as challenging to do yourself. If you feel energized about your work and you have plenty of time and energy to enjoy your personal li...

Have Managerial Courage, Millennials

By Courtney Templin

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 boat. In our book, Manager...