Being in management doesn’t need to be all doom and gloom.
This comic was created by Elizabeth Pich, half of the talent behind War and Peas.
Do you have any more management tips?
If you want to improve morale, we do have some genuinely useful tips for you.
We know time tracking isn’t always the most fun activity so we made a list of a few ways managers motivate their employees’ to keep track of their time.
As a manager, it can be tough to let go. There’s always going to be the urge to micromanage.
It’s good to remind yourself that your staff are, hopefully, competent and motivated individuals. Letting them figure out how they do their best work, even if it may not align perfectly with your ideas of how people should work, is a huge benefit for both company morale and your staff’s output.
As we often point out sitting at a desk does not equal actual work. Good work is about getting things done and not just falling into a busy trap. It’s not about the hours your work. We would know, we did a very scientific experiment to test just that.
If you’re looking to improve your efficiency and work fewer hours, we also happen to have a great tool that may very well help you accomplish those goals. What a totally, random coincidence.
What about more comics?
If you’re on the lookout for some more comics, we’ve got your back. In addition to putting out a new comic every Thursday, we’ve got some great comics in the catalog:
If you work for any type of agency, you’ve probably had your fair share of these types of clients. We’ve also done a comic guessing what the world would be like if it were created by a programmer. Or another epic piece about how to save the princess using different programming languages.
Keep your eyes peeled or like us on Facebook, if you want these comics delivered directly to you! We also post on LinkedIn if you want to pretend you’re doing work.
If you have any cool ideas that we could put into a comic, let us know in the comments below. We promise to add you as an easter egg when it comes out.
Until then – keep on trackin’!
Emma Murray makes content and content and even more content. She believes everyone has a few good words in them. She also does photojournalism here: https://www.emmakathleenmurray.com/