Let’s face it, the job of a manager is very much both team- and direction-focused. Managers are the ones who need to use their manager skills to set the course, ensure consistency and develop and reinforce core values for their teams. After you get that part of the job taken care of things become considerably … Read more What Do Managers Have To Do In Order To Become A Great Team Leader?
So what’s the worst thing that could happen to you as a manager? The list of things could be quite long, but I think that we could all agree that finding yourself trapped in a job that you don’t like would have to be close to the top of the list. We can probably make … Read more What Managers Need To Do Before They Quit
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?
Quick question for you: what’s more important in your life right now – your job or your home life? You have to pick one. Your gut probably tells you to pick “home life”, but if we took a look at where you’ve been spending your time, would that support that pick? If you are like … Read more How IT Managers Deal With Work / Life Balance Issues
A little competition in the workplace can’t be a bad thing, can it? Generally speaking, no; however, as with all such things in life there are some exceptions. One such exception is when you find yourself facing a hypercompetitive coworker. You know who I’m talking about: it’s that person in your office who wants to … Read more How To Get Ahead When Dealing With Aggressive Colleagues
The nature of what it really means to “go to work” has been changing for a long time. Nowadays there is a very good chance that you and your boss may not work in the same office. You (or your boss) may work from home or be operating out of a different office. What this … Read more How To Be Successful With A Boss Who Is Far Away
Managing an IT team has always been a challenge and with the recent economic challenges that every firm has faced, it has become harder. What IT managers are discovering is the members of their team are shell shocked. They are stuck in survival mode in which they are trying to keep their heads down just … Read more IT Managers Know That The Best Employees Know How To Fail
Being an IT manager can be an exciting job. There are a lot of different challenges that we need to tackle: staffing, managing, problem solving, interacting with other departments, boosting our IT manager skills, etc. However, in everyone’s IT manager career there comes a point-in-time that it starts to feel like we’ve got just about … Read more Why Bored IT Managers Make Bad Decisions
Most of us who have become IT managers did it by first being IT workers. While we held the jobs that got us here, we learned an important lesson. That lesson was that if we wanted something done right, then we really needed to do it ourselves. Once we become IT managers, even though we … Read more Can You Do More By Giving Up Control?
I’m not sure if there was ever a time where IT managers would blindly follow what their management told them to do, but if there were, then those days are now long gone. We live in an age where everyone, including IT managers, question everything that they are told to do. Given this, how are … Read more How Should IT Managers Deal With Their Management?