Hybrid work is here to stay – and we need to do it better. If you have any doubt about the resiliency of the new norm, consider this. More than 80% of people say hybrid is the “optimal” way to work now and in the future, an Accenture study found. That’s why we pulled together 12 hybrid […]
Getting the best out of your employees is key. That's where performance reviews and other tools come to your aid. Plus, thinning out those who can't succeed is more difficult, but necessary. These posts will help you stay abreast.
Why Don’t Employees Get More Done? You Might Be The No. 1 Problem!
Wish your employees would get more done? Faster? And better? en you might want to stop bugging them about getting more done. Faster. And better.
12 Hybrid Work Hacks To Know & Embrace
On short order and in quick fashion, here’s a guide full of hybrid work hacks.
Future of Employee Feedback: You Might Not Like It, But You’ll Want to Do It
You might not like the future of employee feedback. But, being the great leader you are, you’ll learn to embrace and excel at it.
8 Worst Co-workers – and How to Handle Them Without Losing It
The employee who knows it all. The manager who steals your great ideas. The guy who leaves a mess everywhere. They’re some of the worst co-workers. And as a manager, you have to handle them – all the while, without losing your cool.
‘Holy $#!+’ Where Did Workplace Manners Go – and How Can We Bring Them Back?
Cursed at lately? Talked over frequently? Ignored often? You aren’t imagining it.
6 Situations You Definitely Should Be Documenting [Infographic]
Ask any employment lawyer the first rule of thumb for workplace documentation and she or he will tell you:
“If it isn’t in writing, it didn’t happen. Period.”
OK, that may not be totally true, but it’s a good guideline.
Yes, it’s a chore and many of us aren’t certain what to do when documenting employee behavior.
Hint: It ain’t just the bad stuff.
10 Biggest Mistakes When Holding a Difficult Conversation
No matter how talented you are, having to have a difficult conversation with an employee is not something you look forward to.
Not only does it cause anxiety, such conversations can be morale-sapping and are full of legal minefields.
So it is key not to make mistakes when having those conversations. Here are the 10 biggest mistakes you can make.
11 Gifts You Should Never Buy Your Boss For Christmas
“To give (the boss a present) – or not to give.
That is the question!”
(With apologies to William Shakespeare.)
For many in the office, this is a HUGE mind-blowing decision: Do they or don’t they buy their boss a present for Christmas?
Well, if you want my opinion, and you probably don’t, but since I am writing this I’ll give it to you anyway:
DON’T DO IT!
You have no idea how very dangerous office gift giving can truly be.
Go ahead and look it up!
There are a slew of “what not to buy your boss” stories out there, and even more stories of innocent gifts that went horribly wrong!
So if you’re the boss, do the humane thing and politely tell your staff that while this is the season of perpetual giving, you’d rather see them buy for their family and friends or give to charity — in lieu of you.
However, if you work for a company where everyone buys holiday presents for the boss, here’s a list of gifts you should avoid like the plague!
Why Bad Stuff Happens When You Sugarcoat Performance Reviews [SlideShare]
It may seem harmless, but avoiding telling an employee the truth during a performance evaluation can be a really expensive mistake.
Yet many managers do just that – sugarcoat performance reviews.
They give a pablum review, steer clear of giving the employee an honest appraisal. And stamp it “Satisfactory, meets requirements.”
In the long run, they pay for it — one way or the other.
Get the full picture with this ResourcefulManager SlideShare.
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