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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The holiday season is a perfect time to show your team members how much you value their hard work and dedication. Don’t despair if there’s no budget for presents or if company policy prohibits giving gifts.
With 3.3 million American adults diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, the possibility exists that you may be managing someone struggling with the condition.
The biggest challenge for an organization is keeping its top talent. Times are changing and so are the attitudes of today’s worker. Here are the top 10 employee retention strategies:
It can be hard to give up control of a project and trust that your team members will get the work done and do a great job. But you can’t do it all, and if you try, you probably won’t do very well and will likely alienate your people in the process. Tips to delegate effectively:
While Dick Cross was training to become a naval officer 30 years ago, he studied the “bearing” of an officer. But times have changed. Authority today, Cross says, is not granted officially but by those who agree to follow their leader.
Engaging your employees enhances the bottom line. How do you measure engagement? Use a system that rates staffers on three behaviors:
One of the benefits of advanced technol­ogy in the workplace is that it allows for more flexibility for employees, including the opportunity for some to work remotely.
It may seem as if praising a team member is always a good idea. What’s wrong with acknowledging a job well done, especially when research shows that appreciation from the boss ranks high in employee surveys?
While many people on your staff may welcome the lower tem­peratures and colorful changes of autumn, the shrinking amount of daylight may spell trouble for employees with seasonal affective disorder.

The growth of anti-bullying laws, policies and public campaigns are making employees ultra-aware to potential bullying situations at work. For supervisors, that means it’s more important than ever to be alert to how your words and actions are being delivered … and received. Here are eight do’s and don’ts:

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