Managing & Communicating

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Is there a chance your workers drop to “part-time” when telecommuting?

January 15, 2016
They’re getting their work done somewhat, but you’re just not quite sure if they’re taking advantage of the situation and getting sidetracked with something else. That hasn’t happened at N2 Publishing.
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Got company pride? Get a tattoo

January 13, 2016
Check out this cartoon about a manager’s thoughts on staff commitment.
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Employees working a snail’s pace? 5 tips to speed them up

January 13, 2016
There is sometimes only a thin line between diligence and delay, but you can always tell when employees have crossed it. Slow workers habitually fall behind schedule, miss deadlines and hinder produc­­­tivity.
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Don’t just celebrate after completing a project

January 13, 2016
Wrapping up a project gives leaders and employees something to celebrate. Don’t, however, get lost in the excitement. Shortly after you complete a project, it is ideal that you sit down with your team to talk about the challenges you faced so that you can learn from your mistakes and improve your processes.
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Spot employee trouble before it gets out of hand

December 29, 2015
How can you detect and solve problems being experienced by employees who don’t speak up? Try this approach.
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Didn’t take much to send this manager into a meltdown

December 18, 2015
If your boss seems as stressed as the one in this cartoon, take a few more steps back from the desk.
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Ring in the new you! 4 simple resolutions to try

December 16, 2015
The trouble with New Year’s resolutions is that we usually make them vague and unmeasurable, too lofty or too out of character to sustain for very long. Here are four easy-to-do resolutions you can adapt for 2016.
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How to tactfully get your employees out of their comfort zones

December 14, 2015
Consider these hesitancy-reducing strategies when asking your team to broaden their horizons.
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4 ways to tell if you micromanage

December 11, 2015
Micromanaging employees lowers their morale and productivity, while also eating up too much of your precious time. It is a habit you need to break. But how do you know if you are a micromanager? If you regularly say the following, you’re likely one.
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A quick guide to giving orders

December 4, 2015
There’s something about giving orders that makes most of us slightly uncomfortable if not downright queasy. But sometimes a situation makes it necessary to give a direct order to an employee and know that it will be carried out. Here’s how.
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