Tag: managers

Harassment

Antiharassment Training 101

One of the main reasons employers offer antiharassment training is to show they’ve taken proactive steps to avoid harassment. It is also a legal requirement in many states and jurisdictions (and strongly encouraged at the federal level by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), as well).

Managers

Managers as Organizational Force Multipliers

Military buffs have no doubt heard the term “force multiplier.” The term’s definition, according to the Department of Defense, is “a capability that, when added to and employed by a combat force, significantly increases the combat potential of that force and thus enhances the probability of successful mission accomplishment.”

jobism

In Defense of Not-My-Jobism

One of the most derided phrases in the workplace is “that’s not my job.” It’s been assumed that those who use this phrase are unwilling to help their colleagues for the benefit of the broader team and company and are indifferent to problems that don’t precisely fit their job descriptions. The lack of ownership captured […]

leadership

Strengthen the Backbone of Your Business: Your Management Team

The health of your backbone is something most people rarely think about—until it demands their attention. That occurs when there is an unfortunate injury or when their back goes out and they suddenly decide it’s time to pay attention and give their backbone the care and maintenance it sorely needs.

Algorithm

Algorithm Helps Companies with Back-to-Work Decisions

In March 2020, many employees across the United States were faced with the prospect of a temporary shift to remote work. For many of those workers, the expectation was that their office would remain closed and they would work from home for a couple of weeks, maybe a month at the most.

productivity

Remote Work and the Productivity Debate

It may seem hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year since millions of Americans swiftly transitioned from in-office work to remote work. Between the logistical challenges of setting up multiple remote offices for individual teams, the difficulty of providing close supervision, and the lack of opportunities for traditional team meetings, a huge concern […]

video

Driving the Stress Out of Video Meetings

While Zoom and other virtual meeting tools have been a lifeline for remote workforces, managers should consider reducing them where possible to help lessen unnecessary stress and mental drain.

Remote

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.