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 […]
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.
Let’s set the record straight.
Everyone who is a great leader isn’t necessarily a great manager. And great managers aren’t necessarily great leaders.
So when it comes to the Leaders vs. Managers debate, where do you land?
Here’s a list of 17 traits that separate leadership and management. Go down the list and check off which ones match you. Most of us have some qualities of each. For example, do you have 10 Leader traits and 7 Manager traits? Or the reverse? Are you happy with the answer?
Everyone likes to talk about time management, but what we should be talking about is productivity.
The only reason time management comes up is that we’re not being as productive as we think we should be.
But most of what derails us has nothing to do with the clock. It’s the bad habits we get into.
Here are 10 mistakes we make that erode our productivity. Focus on these and most of your problems will go away.
It seems we find ourselves in meetings all day long. Some are pretty productive, but I bet you find yourself in a lot more meetings that just seem to be a waste of time.
And you end up asking, “Is this meeting REALLY necessary?”
The cost of bad meetings is staggering: $37 billion dollars are wasted every year in the U.S. on useless meetings.
Well, this great infographic/flowchart from our friends at fundera can help you decide whether you should hold that meeting at all. So next time you think about calling a meeting, walk through this flowchart first.
The biggest mistake most new managers make is to continue doing their old jobs.
It’s hard to break old habits, but that’s what new managers must do.
A lot of new things will be competing for your attention. And it is up to you to set priorities and juggle them effectively.
To help those first-time managers, the folks at Acuity Training in the U.K have shared with ResourcefulManager their list of top 10 tips for new managers. It’s a great infographic, so take a look.
Face it: Dealing with conflict at work is part of every resourceful manager’s job.
And if you don’t resolve the conflicts quickly, they’ll take a toll on everyone – wasting time, hurting productivity, sapping morale and costing money.
How bad can it get? Managers spend 25%-40% of their time dealing with conflicts. That’s nearly 2 days a week.
This infographic gives you a detailed breakdown of how conflict at work impacts businesses.
OK, I get it!
You’re busy and pressed for time.
And there are not enough hours in the day to get it all done.
You need to become more productive. Right now!
So we don’t want to waste any of your time.
Here we go, in rapid-fire fashion: 11 productivity tips you can start using today.
Most managers dread giving negative feedback, and most employees hate hearing it.
Our brains tend to go on the defensive the instant anyone launches into corrective feedback.
But good managers still know they have to do it.
When employee feedback is done well, you end up with a better performing and even happier employee.
As it turns out, even bad employee feedback is considered better than no feedback.
The statistics paint the picture of what’s really going on.
The legendary humorist and author Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) was a master of “exploring the American soul with wit, buoyancy and a sharp eye for the truth.”
His works are a mother lode of quotable wisdom. He pulled heavily from real life, from his childhood experiences in Hannibal, Mo., to piloting riverboats to working as a miner.
What follows are 20 gems on leadership that every person can put to good use.