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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Tenured, experienced and high-­performing teammates can decide they are simply “too good” to complete certain duties. To encourage a prima donna to chip in, follow this strategy.

One CEO knew his employees needed a big lift after enduring a snowy and frigid winter. Read how his "Summer of Love" gave them a light at the end of the tunnel.
Swearing doesn’t have to result in co-worker harassment or poor public relations in order for you to send out a cease-and-desist order. If you think someone’s language is a workplace problem, that’s all the justification you need to act.
Use these activities to encourage your employees to share feedback you can use to improve your organization.
To help employees handle conflict in a healthy way, create opportunities for them to learn each other’s personalities and communication styles.
Are the dog days of summer taking a toll on your staff’s creativity and productivity? Try one of these strategies to reenergize the workplace.
Here are a few simple reasons to put an employee recognition program into practice right now—and tips on how to do it.
The problem with simply throwing more money at employees is that many—maybe even most—still won’t believe that you are paying them what they deserve ...
An employee walks out the door forever and points to you as the reason he just couldn’t take any more. What can you do to get past that awkward time when you’ve been branded as a villain?
Improving communication and in­­creasing transparency within your organization doesn’t need to be an elaborate, time-intensive process. In fact, Voices.com, a voice-over talent company, has found just the opposite is true.
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