Tips for Managers

Great icebreaker: Defend your side

October 10, 2019
Toss out an innocuous question and have everyone physically divide into sides.

Ramp up workplace happiness

October 1, 2019
Happy employees are more productive and loyal. Follow these tips to take the happiness factor up a notch at work.

Motivate entry-level workers

August 28, 2019
Motivating rising stars is a breeze. But trying to ignite the passions of minimum-wage workers requires more effort. They may not feel like true participants in the company’s success—unless you go the extra mile. Here’s how.

Elicit feedback, Steve Jobs–style

August 28, 2019
Want more feedback from your employees? Follow the late Steve Jobs’ example.

Words to use often

August 28, 2019
A few words from you can make a huge difference in employees’ attitudes. Take time each day to make comments like these.

Create an effective telework policy

August 9, 2019
The benefits of working from home are now highly sought-after for employees; but to maintain productivity and team cohesion, leaders need to enforce a strict work-from-home policy for their remote employees. So what exactly should a work-from-home policy look like?

How to handle those rude people in your workplace

July 24, 2019
Work relationships can be challenging, especially when people don’t care about or are ignorant of the impact they are having on others. Here’s some advice for dealing with rude folks in your workplace.

Leadership Tips, Vol. 819

July 11, 2019
How do you immerse someone in a new culture in a stress-free way? … Keep a record of the commitments you’ve made … Stop calling it “stress”

Make your suggestion box work

June 26, 2019
Here are some tips to ensure that your suggestion box is attracting employees’ thoughts.

Legal to monitor workers’ emails & calls?

June 26, 2019
Many organizations monitor their workers’ emails, phone calls, voice mails or use video surveillance. Is this legal? Yes, with some caveats.