I am convinced that most people know the basics of good supervision when they see it or are asked to describe it. Something is causing normal people to become horrible supervisors.
In a typical organization, three distinctive individuals can be identified based on activity, attitude, and contribution to the collective work. These individuals rarely identify themselves as one or another, yet all three persist in most organizations. They do not wear tee shirts for identification yet you will recognize each of them once you read a description.
How to have good supervisors is the challenge facing many organizations. Previous generations would tolerate bad supervisors because they were raised to be loyal and not move from job to job. Today’s workers do not share this belief.
Discover how to improve attendance at work. Paying dues or ritualistic hazing will not improve attendance or retention. Today’s workers must be challenged, or they become bored.
What prevents excellence? This will focus on some common reasons we lose the drive toward excellence. Your team can certainly reach break-through by addressing these individually and collectively.
A toxic environment created by a poor manager can have a dramatic impact on organizational performance. Toxic managers poison the environment and limit the success of talented individuals on any team.
Learning how to fire someone is a skill that can be learned. Follow these steps and you will do it like a professional.
“Helicopter parenting,” can range from scheduling a play date for a four-year old to writing college admissions essays in the hopes the child gets into the best college. Helicopter parent is a term for a person who pays extremely close attention to his or her child or children.
Why should I work for you? Learning how to become the employer of choice can be challenging. Just like the baby boomers before, the younger workforce will have a significant impact on the workplace. First, not all millennials are the same and many consider themselves different from each other.
Learning how to become the employer of choice can be challenging. Just like the baby boomers before, the younger workforce will have a significant impact on the workplace. First, not all millennials are the same and many consider themselves different from each other.
Learning how to reduce accidents in the workplace can be challenging. Safety success can be as elusive to some organizations as the Loch Ness Monster or mermaids have been to men throughout modern history. While most companies desire a safe workplace, the true reasons they fail are quite compelling. In short, most companies treat symptoms while few really determine the cause of accidents. Too many organizations believe the disease of injury is superficial rather than a comprehensive infection of leadership in the workplace. Simply put, people do not desire to be injured, yet accidents continue to occur. Why?
What is a bad manager? I wish I could tell you bad managers are like the fabled unicorn and only exist in lore; or they have been sighted like Bigfoot but never proven to exist. But alas, bad managers do exist. Like mutants, they are hidden among normal management genetics. In other words, they are hiding in plain sight.