There has been a great deal of coverage in the papers and on television about sexual harassment in the workplace. Male managers have been struggling to find ways to use our manager skills to deal with these claims and, of course, how to prevent them from happening in the first place. Managers just don’t seem … Read more How Managers Should Handle Sexual Harassment Claims
So here’s a quick quiz for you. How many times each day do the members of your team take out their phone and look at them? It turns out that the answer is 2,617 times per day that we all tap, poke, pinch, or swipe our phones. From a manager point-of-view, just exactly how much … Read more How Can Managers Get Workers To Stop Looking At Their Phones?
It goes without saying that the #metoo movement has resulted in the downfall of many formally powerful men: Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis C.K., Charlie Rose, and Matt Lauer. Clearly there were a lot of very bad things going on in the entertainment industry. As managers we need to understand what the impact of all … Read more How Should Managers Handle Office Romances?
So what kind of workplace do you work in? No, I’m not asking about the kind of furniture you have, what the view out the window looks like, or how comfortable the chairs are. Instead, what I’d like to know is just exactly how toxic is it? Surveys have been taken that reveal that 64% … Read more Managers Need To Know What Makes A Workplace Toxic
As a manager, you have a team of employees who work for you. You’d like to think that you are getting 100% out of everyone on your team each and every day. However, you realize that even with your manager skills this is probably not the case. This then leads to the big question, of … Read more How A Manager Can Determine Which Team Members Are The Most Productive
As a manager, one of the things that you want to do is to use your manager skills to get the members of your team to talk with each other. When an issue comes up, you’d like as many people as possible to be able to take a look at it and offer their inputs … Read more How Should Managers Deal With The Challenges Of Group Chat?
They say that you can pick your friends, but you can’t pick your family members. Well, it turns out that you also can’t necessarily pick your coworkers either. What this means for all of us is that every so often we’re going to find out that no matter what manager skills we have, we are … Read more How Can A Manager Deal With A Jerk In The Office?
As a manager, you are called upon to to use your manager skills to interact with a lot of different people. Some of those people may be on your team and some won’t. Some of those people will be easy to get along with and some will, how shall I say this, be difficult to … Read more How Managers Can Find Compassion For The Difficult People In Their Lives
Can you ever have too many friends? I don’t think so. As a manager it is very likely that at one time or another one of your friends will be someone who is on your team. This is a pretty natural thing and as long as both of you keep it professional, there should be … Read more What A Manager Should Do When Their Friend Is Not Doing Their Job
I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that we don’t know everything. However, if we had the chance to learn some new information, would we jump at the opportunity? Somewhat surprisingly, the answer is often “no”. IT managers can have a nasty habit of not wanting to learn something that they think is going … Read more Are IT Managers Avoiding Doing What They Should Be Doing?