Tag: managers

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Critical Skills Needed to Manage a Remote Team

One major change in the workplace as a result of COVID-19 has been the rapid shift to remote work. This has created a bit of a “sink or swim” situation in which employers and employees alike had to figure out how to ensure the remote workforce remained productive and efficient while reducing virus transmission risks.

Building Employee Resiliency

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s certainly that life comes with unexpected challenges. Individuals who are resilient are more likely to stay the course and get through life’s challenges, so building this skill can be greatly beneficial. For employers, having resilient employees can be quite beneficial, too. Here are a few reasons workplace resiliency […]

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Socially Distanced Team Touch Points

When COVID-19 began spreading in the United States in late winter, employers and employees alike watched closely, wondering whether the virus would require their office to shift to remote work for a week or 2. Managers and their staff members considered how much of a hassle it would be to work on projects from home. […]

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Emotional Intelligence Is Essential for Diverse Workforces

Workplace diversity is commonly viewed through the lens of representation—by increasing the number of employees with certain backgrounds and experiences, companies demonstrate their commitment to equality and fairness. While representation is crucial, a real commitment to diversity goes beyond merely recruiting employees with certain characteristics. It involves creating an environment where everyone feels included, empowered, […]

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Identifying Hidden Leadership Potential

Every company needs leaders, and senior managers should continuously be on the lookout for those with the potential to one day take on a leadership position within the company. Identifying leaders when there is an open leadership position is too late.

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Repeat It Back to Me

Virtually all managers have experienced situations in which an employee failed to follow instructions. While there are certainly cases in which an employee was simply negligent or disobedient, it’s also extremely common for the underlying issue to be miscommunication. The manager believes he or she communicated one thing, but the employee thinks he or she […]