Office Management

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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.

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.
You can’t watch home-based employees at work, but at least you can ask for a summary of what they’re doing.
Rigid attendance policies can backfire.
Some staffers will try to persuade you by saying “I’ve been through this before” or “Trust me, I know how this works.”
You know you’re supposed to acknowledge superior performance, so you dole out rewards such as gift certificates or cash bonuses.
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.