How Can Managers Get People To Work Together?

Collaboration by employees across departments is needed but difficult

More and more companies are starting to realize that if they want to get the most out of their employees, they are going to have to get employees from different departments to work together. It turns out that this can be difficult to do. How is a manager going to use their manager skills to … Read moreHow Can Managers Get People To Work Together?

Working From Home May Become A Thing Of The Past

So manager, where are the members of your team? If you are like most managers, the answer to this question has a number of different answers. Some of your team members are probably in the office working just down the hall from you. However, other members may be working from home. It turns out that … Read moreWorking From Home May Become A Thing Of The Past

Does It Make Sense To Grade Your Team Members?

As an IT manager, it’s your responsibility to stay on top of the quality of the employees that you have working on your team. In most teams this means that at least once a year you will have everyone engage in an evaluation process. During this process each team member will be ranked based on … Read moreDoes It Make Sense To Grade Your Team Members?

Cloud Walking: 5 Ways To Make The Cloud Work For You

I’m guessing that the last thing in the world that you really need to be reading about right now is more “cloud” talk. The world of IT is experiencing a form of “cloud fever” in which every company seems to be talking about how they are going to use cloud computing to become more successful. … Read moreCloud Walking: 5 Ways To Make The Cloud Work For You

But I Don’t WANT To Work With You!

In the April edition of the Communications of the ACM, Peter Dennine and Peter Yaholkovsky discuss an interesting topic: just how do you get a group of people to stop thinking about “me” and start thinking about “we”? They are talking in broad generalities; however, it did get me thinking about how this can be … Read moreBut I Don’t WANT To Work With You!