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Boost morale among team members

August 7, 2012
Boost morale among team members by telling them why their work matters, rather than simply what needs doing.
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Include employees in the conversation

August 7, 2012
Include employees in the conversation about any proposed solution to a problem that stems from employee behavior.
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Want candid feedback?

August 7, 2012
Want candid feedback, but fear that employees are too afraid to open up?
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The case for managers: Hierarchy boosts productivity

August 7, 2012

While it’s trendy for companies to tear down the corporate walls and declare all employees equal, new research in the journal Psychological Science says teams with built-in hierarchy are more productive than teams in which all people hold an equal amount of power.

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Know your state law on required employee breaks

August 7, 2012
Federal law doesn’t require you to provide employees with lunch or coffee breaks. Forty states do have laws mandating breaks.
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Are you a clueless boss? 5 signs

August 7, 2012

Experts say many bosses are clueless about how they come across to employees. Here are five signs you are one of them.

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Study: 6-figure pay doesn’t make workers feel successful

August 7, 2012
Think your workers need fat paychecks in order to call themselves successful? Think again.
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Avoid ‘talented terrors’: Hire for attitude

August 7, 2012

Figuring out if applicants have the technical skills to perform a job is relatively easy. What’s more difficult is finding out whether a person has the personal characteristics to become successful and be someone co-workers wouldn’t go nuts working alongside.

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Gen X, Gen Y and boomers: 3 myths

July 11, 2012
Crossing generational lines is critical to getting stuff done in today’s workplace—where you’ll interact with Gen Y’ers, Gen X’ers and baby boomers—says Bruce Tulgan, author of Managing Generation X.
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Employee too friendly? Here’s what to do

July 11, 2012

Overfriendly staff members can pose a real dilemma for managers. How can you keep a professional distance and avoid the appearance of favoritism, yet still make sure you don’t alienate the employee? Here are tips that can help.

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