Managing People at Work

While many managers and executives like the idea of blogging and recognize its value, the reality is that they often lose steam when it comes to implementing a blog. But getting started is not as daunting as one might think.

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The number of virtual workers in the U.S. has grown by 800% in the past five years, according to the research-advisory firm Nemertes Research. This dramatic shift in the workforce presents challenges and opportunities for managers. Here are five tips for effectively managing out-of-office team members:

 

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You might not have a lot of time to think of ways to show your appreciation to your staff. This is where iappreciate can help.

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The success of an open-door policy depends upon having a common sense set of rules and procedures, so that openness and transparency don’t lead to internal discord.

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“To get anything of importance done, a manager must delegate everything that can possibly be done by others. This is a simple fact of business life,” says Brian Tracy, author of Delegation & Supervision.

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Has the reaction to your website been less enthusiastic than you had hoped? Do you wonder why your customers are not logging on or your employees aren’t using your online collaboration tools? Your solution may be “gamification.”

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Based on the name alone, you can probably guess the purpose of the TeamworkPM app. This tool helps you manage and collaborate with your team and clients.

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Whether it’s a conference, a seminar or a customer appreciation day, a face-to-face event can provide a valuable marketing vehicle to build customer relationships, according to MC2, an event-planning organization.

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The first step to becoming a great manager is to acknowledge mistakes made along the way. By addressing those mistakes and changing your behavior, you enhance your managerial skills and build a stronger, more confident team. Here are 10 key mistakes that managers make.

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Lately, the news has been full of stories about successful lawsuits by unpaid interns whose main job was to get coffee and be messengers. But before you cancel plans to hire an unpaid intern, know it is possible to design a program that complies with current laws and benefits those on both sides of the desk.

 

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