Office Management

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If you use e-mail to ask an employee to do something, begin by explaining why.

Chronically late?

by on April 1, 2001 4:00pm
in Office Management

Track the “transition time” it takes to segue from what you’re doing.
Criticism is hard enough to hear when you deserve it. But when you endure scalding feedback you know is unwarranted, you must speak up without sounding defensive.
Some people love to pick apart whatever you say. Rather than cooperate, they raise objections or challenges.

Sell, sell, sell!

by on April 1, 2001 8:30am
in Office Management

Our CEO asked all employees to bring in more business. We’re supposed to turn our friends and family into customers.

Quiz the boss

by on April 1, 2001 8:30am
in Office Management

I’m managing a project to improve our packaging designs. As the team leader, I got the group to agree on a package that consumers will love. But my manager never likes my ideas.
A slimy, no-good manager got promoted over me. It makes me question whether to stay.
To upgrade your persuasiveness, present your ideas in small, appealing packages.
Rigid attendance policies can backfire.
You can’t watch home-based employees at work, but at least you can ask for a summary of what they’re doing.