As all managers have probably realized by now, the millennials have arrived. That younger generation of workers are moving into the office at the same time that the baby boomers are starting to move out. The arrival in force of this new type of worker is going to cause some fundamental changes to occur in … Read more The Millennial Workplace Is Coming – Will Managers Be Ready?
So let’s face it. Talking about someone ending their own life is never a pleasant discussion. However, as a manager you need to be prepared to deal with this kind of event if someone on your team decides to take their own life. If we can step away from the hard and cold fact that … Read more How Should Managers Deal With Workplace Suicides?
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 more Managers Need To Start Dealing With The Problem Of Bullies In The Workplace
Of all of the issues that managers have to use their manager skills to deal with in the workplace, it’s possible that religion might be the most difficult. The reason for this is simply because there are so many different religions out there and none of us have any manager training on how to deal … Read more How A Manager Can Deal With Religion In The Workplace
As an IT manager, you by necessity meet a lot of people. Many of these people are on your team and so it’s important that you use your IT manager skills to remember who they are. Just because it’s important does not make this any easier to do. We have all developed a coping mechanism … Read more Why IT Managers Should Stop Putting Employees In Boxes
Oh my! Politics has always been a contentious issue, but it sure seems as though in the past few years it has become even more so. In England the Brexit vote and in the U.S. the 2016 presidential election created hard lines between people who normally work side by side. How should an IT manager … Read more Do Politics Have Any Place In The Office?
It does not always make sense to retreat from confrontation while at work. Even IT managers can find themselves in situations where it almost seems to be a better idea to fight instead of give in. However, as you can well imagine, if you are not careful, you may end up putting your career on … Read more IT Managers Need To Learn To Pick Their Workplace Battles
Hey IT manager, just how loyal to your company are you? How loyal do you think that your team members are? I’m betting that the answer to both of these questions is “not very”. Given that that is the current situation that we find ourselves in, how did we get here and what is an … Read more Whatever Happened To IT Worker Loyalty?