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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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Here are expert tips on how to evaluate, manage and execute a seamless job-sharing program:
Less-experienced individuals learn and grow faster under the tutelage of more seasoned professionals, who as mentors gain renewed enthusiasm for their careers. This adds up to improved recruitment, retention and promotion—and the bottom line—for your organization.

Problem: Despite his dependability, intelligence and technical ability, you know Jason lacks the leadership and initiative to become a supervisor. Trouble is, the buzz around the office is that Jason has it locked up. What would you do?

In the old days, you may have gotten ahead of the competition by working more hours. But there are only 24 hours in a day. Solution: Work fewer hours; take more intellectual risks.
Great bosses aren't born, they're made. Becoming a great boss requires honest self-analysis and periodic reassessments. The following check­­list was designed to guide you in that analysis. Use it to take stock of your people skills. Be honest with yourself.
Food & Friends has a low turnover rate (more than 70% of employees having been with the nonprofit for at least five years). Among the firm’s retention strategies: “Kudos” are read at weekly staff meetings.
Management tips to ease stress in the workplace: As a team leader, you’re uniquely positioned to influence workplace conditions and keep the people in your unit as productive as they can be. Here are tips to reduce stress levels.
How to deal with managing the constant complainer.
Neutralizing a negative attitude takes time and plenty of effort. However, another aspect of turning around negativity lies in the little things you do, which may just be what you say or how you say it, without being a direct “negativity-buster.”
Forget the theory about “learning styles.” Instead, mix things up when you teach or coach.
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