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 National Labor Relations Board has concluded that employers are free to forbid employee use of their systems for “nonjob-related solicitations.” The long-awaited decision says that an employer has the right to restrict use of its e-mail system based on its property interest in the computer equipment ...

While workplace bullying certainly has existed for as long as mean people have worked alongside others, only recently has it emerged as an issue for the courts to handle. As awareness of “workplace bullying” arises, so does potential litigation and liability for employers ...

Long-term goals may drive your organization, but most employees don't really care about what's to gain in five years. They would prefer to make a short-term sacrifice to win a short-term reward.
You've heard it for years: Effective managers instill passion in their employees. But the big question is, "How?"
Research by Simon Baron-Cohen, a professor at England's Cambridge University, finds that men are wired to be better "systematizers" while women are better empathizers.
The job of a front-line manager is to get other people to do their work. But sometimes, there is something to be gained by doing the work yourself.

Alternative dispute resolution—or ADR—has many proponents and detractors, but one Indiana attorney has devoted his practice exclusively to a biblically based ADR. Bill Blew, based in Fishers, uses a dispute resolution system developed by Montana-based Peacemaker AE Ministries ...

In 2001, Accenture and Carnegie Mellon studied the specific characteristics of top-performing outsourcing relationships. How well do your outsourcers stand up against these nine criteria?
You can't expect to keep political talk out of the workplace, and you likely wouldn't want to. But the wrong kind of talk--on any number of sensitive topics--can cause tension and hard feelings.
Talented, high-energy employees can deliver spectacular results. They can also irritate other employees, be generally disruptive, and undermine your authority.
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