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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…

How to spot what employees do right and become a more effective motivator and team leader.
Words of wisdom about determination and accomplishing your goals.
Thoughts on how to discipline poor performers without muddling your message.
Declaring what you want people to accomplish and urging them to follow through can be effective, but motivators also use accounts of past triumphs to rally staffers to excel. Here's how.
Apply these lessons to get the most from your new hires.
Tips on how to stay connected to off-site employees and how to integrate new technology at work.

Employers have any number of legitimate reasons to monitor employees’ e-mail and Internet usage. Beyond personal productivity issues, you risk significant loss should an employee download a virus or other damaging software or engage in illegal activity conducted on company computers. Here's a discussion of the risks, plus a sample policy ...

You can motivate and train your employees by using these methods to ignite their passion.
Learn how oaths can be an effective way to inspire your team and produce better results.

You manage a group of talented people who operate in an environment that’s almost always stressful. If they make just one mistake, it can lead to costly consequences. Occasionally, an employee loses it. You need to impose calm while letting the hothead blow off steam.