Can anyone remember going to kindergarten? Way back then life was a lot simpler. We all had a set of rules that were given to us on how to behave (say “thank you”, be kind to others, listen to what the teacher has to say, etc.). Now perhaps not everyone followed each of these rules … Read moreManagers Need To Start Dealing With The Problem Of Bullies In The Workplace
As an IT manager, you need to always be searching for ways to use your IT manager skills to get the most out of the team that you are managing. Your team is made up of highly trained IT professionals and with a little luck, they come in each day and really apply themselves to … Read moreDo Your Team Members Need “Me Days”?
The job of being an IT manager is a tough job indeed. We spend our weeks using out IT manager skills to manage our team, planning for the future, and attempting to put out fires when they show up. All of this can easily become a bit overwhelming if we are not careful. What most … Read moreWhat Should IT Managers Be Doing On Sundays?
Ok, so I’m willing to confess to this crime. I really like the website Reddit and, if left to my own devices, there is a good chance that I could spend way too much time during a day exploring the various nooks and subreddits on this site. As an IT manager, you are probably facing … Read moreHow IT Managers Can Stop Their Team From Wasting Time Online
Resiliency is a word that I’m pretty sure that most of us have heard before, but I’m not quite sure if we all know just exactly what it means. I mean, we know it’s a good thing, but what is it? It turns out that resiliency is having the ability to adjust to change or … Read moreShould IT Managers Help Their Teams To Become More Resilient?
I’m pretty sure that we can all agree that being an IT manager in a modern workplace is a tough job. Trying to stay on top of technology that is always changing, manage a team of skilled professionals, and take care of your career takes all of your IT manager skills and is much more … Read moreIT Managers Have A Time Problem
IT managers need to make sure that their IT team is a smoothly running machine. There are many different things that they can do in order to make sure that this happens. Hiring the right employees is a great way to start. Taking steps to keep employee moral high and ensuring that employees are motivated … Read more5 Things That An IT Manager Should Never Accept In Their Team
If I asked you based on your IT manager training what the most powerful thing that you could say as a part of your job, what would you tell me? “You’re fired?” “You’re hired?” Both of those would be good guesses, but they would be wrong. It turns out that the most powerful thing than … Read moreDo You Know How To Say “No”?
I’m currently in charge of a team of skilled IT development professionals. They each have their own set of skills that they bring to my team and I need each of them to be operating at peak efficiency if I want to have any hope of my team being a success. However, I’m currently facing … Read moreHow Should An IT Manager Handle Team Conflicts?
The Coming Disaster In Your IT Department What do you think the mood of your IT team is right now? Poor? Downright bad? If your workplace is like most businesses out there right now, your team is still reeling from all of the layoffs, hiring freezes, pay cuts, etc. If nothing else, there has been … Read moreHow Do You Prevent A Staffing Disaster Before It Happens?