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People Management

With some employees, it isn’t a matter of ability, it’s a matter of attitude. And while you can’t control someone’s horrible personality, you can decide how you’re going to respond. Use these scripts and strategies to confront problem employees and effectively manage employee discipline so you can bring motivating back to the forefront of your workday.

The first rule of people management is not to let one bad apple spoil your whole bunch. Difficult people can put a strain on the productive members of your team.

Make the most of your human capital. Browse our articles on the good, the bad and the ugly of People Management…

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Dan Ariely, a psychology professor at Duke University, remembers the first time he was hired by attorneys to serve as an expert witness in a court case. A big law firm sought his help to explain its client’s behavior ...
There’s no shortage of negative employee behaviors that can have an ill effect on the entire workplace. Use these tricks of the managerial trade to deal with some of the most irritating employee types.
Sure, every worker dreams of his or her manager handing out a large raise, but there is more on an employee wish list than money. Here’s what else employees would choose if they could.
Here’s how a manager can encourage passion and cooperation in employees.

Employees often fear that disclosing a health issue to management may change others’ perceptions and limit career opportunities. Providing a supportive environment in which such matters can be discussed, however, is vital to maintaining productivity and reaching solutions.

Having disengaged staff on your team hinders performance and morale, and can damage your reputation. Assume that everyone on your team could use a little uplift, and work to proactively engage employees. Here’s how:
Matt Labrum, football coach at Union High in Roosevelt, Utah, recently suspended his entire team until further notice.
As long as you’ve got people, you’ve got talent. What may be missing are people who choose to maximize their abilities.
One of the most sensitive areas for any supervisor is introducing change to an employee. Here are three points to keep in mind whenever an employee says “no” to a legitimate work order.
Usually, employees gripe that the job stinks. On occasion, the odor is real and it’s not coming from the job. It’s wafting off a co-worker. Use these best practices to address an employee’s personal hygiene problem tactfully and effectively, and minimize the employee’s embarrassment.
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