Team Management Tips You’ll Wish Someone Had Told You Sooner
In one fast-paced restaurant, a shift lead could never figure out why he was not promoted to a management position. He had just finished a bachelor’s degree in business management, so he felt like he was ready for the next step. The problem wasn’t with his knowledge, but with his soft skills. This particular manager
The 10 Best Management Books You’ve Never Heard Of
Walt Disney once said, “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” While quotes like this can be motivating to some, they aren’t always enough to kickstart the creative juices required to really get people to work on the tasks at hand. But many business professionals and entrepreneurs have found ways
How to Manage People Who May Be Older Or Wiser Than You
The first time I encountered the term ‘Baby Boss,’ I cringed. I can’t remember the name of the women’s magazine now, but the article was directed at professionals who found themselves reporting to a much-younger new boss. It was well-written, but the tone made me wonder later if the author was the same person who
What You Should Know About Management By Objectives
Management by objectives is a collaborative approach to goal-setting that can improve transparency and boost your team’s motivation.
Begin With the End In Mind: The “What,” “Why,” and “How” of This Powerful Philosophy
We’ll teach you a simple, five-step process you can use to begin with the end in mind today.
A Balanced Scorecard in Action: Manage Your Company Better in 4 Steps
As the name indicates, the balanced scorecard framework presents an opportunity to assess a business on multiple levels. This generally leads to a much more balanced idea of performance.
10 Best Organization Software Options for Teams
Many people have claimed that disorganized people are more creative. Scientists have even performed experiments to prove this theory. While most of these concepts pertain to the specific idea of a messy desk or office space, this does not include the necessary structure related to business operations and the software you use to accomplish tasks.
How to Master Resource Scheduling In 5 Steps
So a graphic designer, a front-end coder, and a technical writer all walk into a boardroom… I know you’re waiting for a punchline because it sounds like I’m telling a joke. Strangely enough (for me), I’m not. Project management teams encompass a wide range of skill sets. You may not find a graphic designer, a
Workforce Management Software That Will Make Your Job Way Easier
I always knew that employees were expensive, but according to the Human Capital Management Institute, they account for an average of 70% of a company’s operating expenses. No wonder one of my old bosses stared at me intently whenever I mentioned a raise. I thought he was merely interested in what I had to say:
5 Signs You Need a Freelance Management System, and How to Set One Up
Work with freelancers, they said. It will be fun, they said. Until recently, my idea of fun would have been far different. It would have involved most of the freelancers I’d worked with getting acquainted with my stranger-hating Rottweiler- when she was in a really bad mood. When I started my legal communications business two
10 Manager Tools That Will Make Your Job Way Easier
A construction worker carries a tool belt to ensure he or she has the necessary piece of equipment ready at a moment’s notice. A surgeon has a large tray of operating utensils fully prepared to solve any problem that could arise during a surgical procedure. Batman always has his utility belt strapped on to ensure
The Top 10 Collaboration Software for 2019
Do you ever find yourself walking across the office to clarify what you meant in an email sent to a coworker because they misunderstood? Whether they didn’t have enough information or simply couldn’t see the details due to the long conversation chain of emails, situations like these can be major time wasters in a business