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Managing People at Work

Even with the best of intentions, people sometimes have difficulty coalescing into an efficient, high-performing team. Challenges arise out of miscommunication or an unclear understanding about functions and goals.

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You know to avoid verbal fillers, move about the room and make eye contact with your audience, but what separates a marginal presentation from a great one?

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A manager who is able to recognize symptoms of a demoralized staff can take action to improve the situation.

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Everyone knew that the company was in trouble. The signs were all there. But company president John Green played his cards close to his vest and refused to talk with employees about the company’s financial challenges. He was afraid that by divulging bad news, he would cause a mass exodus. As a result of the lack of communication, the rumor mill ran rampant.

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At one point, every manager struggles with a decision of whether to hire internally or externally. To put the issue into perspective, here’s a look at the pros and cons of hiring internally and externally.

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How things go during a new employee’s first days and weeks on the job can make the difference between a great hire and a disastrous one.

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Building trust is a critical part of leading a high-functioning team. Here are five steps to create an atmosphere of trust in the workplace.

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There is a common misconception that a selfish person makes for an unmanageable employee—perhaps this person will destroy the team dynamic that we all strive for within our organizations? But organizations that don’t pay positive attention to me-oriented employees miss the opportunity to gain highly self-motivated team members who can significantly benefit the organization.

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Managers spend a lot of time assigning tasks, then stressing about how employees carry out the tasks and whether each one is completed on time. Mavenlink is an app that makes project management a lot more convenient.

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Some managers tend to evaluate team members based on their most recent positive or negative encounter. This hap­pens most often when a manager has no record of an employee’s performance over the past months or year. It’s not a good way to conduct a review, and it’s not fair to the employee. An increasingly popular and easily imple­mented solution is to create an employee performance log.

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