Office Management

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You might concentrate on your poor performers, pushing them to work harder, think smarter or improve their attitude. That’s fine, as long as you don’t neglect your best workers.

Fight information overload

by on September 1, 2001 9:00am
in Office Management

One of the most overlooked causes of workplace stress is that managers get pelted by too much information.

Lay off Web at work

by on September 1, 2001 9:00am
in Office Management

We’ve warned you that your boss has the right to monitor your e-mail and Web use on company-owned computers. Now the stakes are higher.
Recent research has found that your status influences your decisions.
I’m an office manager. We have 52 employees here. Of that population, six smoke. We allow them to take cigarette breaks, but the time they take for these breaks exceeds the time they’re allowed for breaks in a day, thus frustrating nonsmokers.
You take an employee aside during a break in a meeting and alert him that his remarks were unacceptable. Stop there.
Managers often lament that even though they have the best of intentions to pat employees on the back, something else always seems to take priority.
Excellence rarely comes easy. You can work hard, help others and possess a charming personality—and still not stand out.
Practical time management need not involve fancy personal planners or elaborate A, B and C to-do lists.
The way you delegate can boost morale or breed resentment.