Managing People at Work

Managers are usually adept at handling small teams, but as companies develop and grow, you need to be ready to lead larger groups.

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At some point during your career, if not already, you’ll be invited to brief senior-level executives (or a board of directors) on your team’s initiatives and activities. Here’s how to make a favorable impression before this tough crowd:

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For managers, negotiation comes with the territory. You may have to negotiate with employees to improve performance, with clients about contracts, or with senior management on department goals. Here are four principles for successful negotiations:

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Sixty-two percent of U.S. workers say they would be more motivated if their employers made an effort to improve workplace surroundings, reports Ambius, an interior design company.

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When longtime staff or specialized, skilled workers leave, they often take with them the history and knowledge of certain processes and procedures. Managers, already short-staffed from prior cutbacks during the recession, may not have developed written procedures for each job function.

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Tiredness is a common complaint of many managers, and discovering its root cause is vital to keeping you on top of your game.

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Whether it’s presenting to customers or to colleagues, almost everyone has to speak in front of an audience at some point in his or her career. And just about everyone hates doing it. Try these tips to overcome the fear and become an even better presenter:

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While it is OK to be a friendly boss, being a “buddy boss” is quite another kettle of fish. Learn the best ways to create boundaries.

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Is your team’s pace too slow? Do you frequently urge team members to work faster and harder to meet project deadlines? Your good intentions to spur people into action can often achieve the opposite effect.

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In case you have never seen the abbreviation, BYOD means “bring your own device.” While it does reduce costs, some organizations find that if BYOD is not implemented properly, it can endanger sensitive data and pose additional risks to your company.

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