According to CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke—cofounders of thrive! Inc.—there is a certain beauty in conflict. In a recent interview, Campbell and Clarke say, “Conflict can be beautiful. No, it’s not easy or fun, but the magic of a team is that people are better together. The catch is that the ‘better’ part can only happen […]
Generational stereotypes at work are pretty common. For example, the thinking sometimes goes that older workers are more loyal to their jobs than younger workers or that younger workers are lazy and don’t make good managers.
The fast spread and intense media coverage of the COVID-19 virus have placed renewed attention on work-from-home arrangements for sick or presumably sick employees, but the issue is far from new.
Managers want to see the best from their teams and typically mandate a set of criteria and expectations employees must meet. At times, of course, managers may be frustrated by the habits, behaviors, attitudes, and work products of their staff members. But one of the biggest mistakes managers make across all industries is failing to […]
In a previous post, we discussed the benefits of implementing time-tracking systems for employees to record and analyze how they spend their time. These include identifying inefficiencies, focusing time on value-add activities, and developing effective time management strategies. Here, we’ll discuss some strategies and tips for implementing a time-tracking program for staff.
Managers understandably expect a lot from their staff members. The best managers know how to push their team members to stretch the limits of their abilities and produce exceptional outcomes while developing personally and professionally.
An open-door policy is one in which employees are encouraged to bring any concern to company leadership—whether it’s their direct supervisor or someone another level up in the organization.
The saying “time is money” may be cliché, but that doesn’t make it any less true. In our modern information economy, companies’ greatest assets are their employees.
As business becomes increasingly global and interconnected, competition can come from virtually anywhere in the world. And as business becomes more complex, there seems to be an ever-growing list of necessary skills and capabilities required to succeed.
For business owners and executives, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) can be an exciting time to achieve rapid growth and even smash goals that otherwise would have been unattainable.