There are very few ways to improve as a manager through the use of something you have rolling around that cheap home toolkit your brother-in-law bought you for your birthday, but these simple steps will kick off an improvement project that should hold up through your entire career.
As if it weren’t bad enough that everyone on sitcoms seems to have a strangely entertaining job, they have to go ahead sometimes and do zany things with their co-workers beyond the office walls. Will any of that craziness ever happen to us? Here are the mathematical odds.
It’s time you responded to your harshest critic—yourself at age 18, who had no idea what demands lay ahead in running a staff of (gasp!) adults.
The chances are very good that you’re missing the whole picture of the colleagues who are causing you to gnaw on your stapler. Ask yourself these questions before you launch your next hissy fit.
How many things in life are sweeter than sitting at home and working in your sweatpants? What many don’t realize, though, is that working from home just a little too often can transmit a subtle broadcast to the rest of the staff, and you might not like what’s on that channel.
Innovation doesn’t have to come only from isolated geniuses who tinker on sprawling campuses where the name of the company is mown into the lawn. But to get bold ideas, it’s time to get audacious.
It is here that you may realize that your own email style is so much at odds with the way you communicate in person, you might be tempted to get up from your desk and scoot down the hall much more often.