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The number of employees who work from home is fast approaching the number of home-based self-employed.

Managing a micromanager

by on September 1, 1997 3:30pm
in Office Management

I’m a VP at a small firm. The president and COO is a micromanager. But it is not that he micromanages me—he triangulates (i.e., he goes to others below me, my direct subordinates) and has them do things for him.
I am a technical assistant. My supervisor misunderstood the tone of an e-mail I sent her, where I was questioning a decision she made. She became very angry.
I need to get something off my chest. Just because I control a company doesn’t make me some evil corporate monster.

Issue speaking invitations

by on September 1, 1997 3:30pm
in Office Management

Whenever you meet executives with whom you’d like to build rapport, invite them to address your staff.

Called on the carpet?

by on September 1, 1997 3:30pm
in Office Management

Don’t lose confidence or question your abilities.
When you greet visitors—such as key customers or vendors—escort them from the reception area to your office, introducing them to your colleagues along the way.
Left unchecked, cynicism can lower morale and infect a workplace with lazy, indifferent employees. Smart managers find ways to put a muzzle on cynics and keep them from acting up.

Question your boss

by on September 1, 1997 3:00pm
in Office Management

If your manager acts in a way that is offensive or upsetting to you, don’t adopt an accusatory or self-righteous tone.

Confirm in writing

by on September 1, 1997 3:00pm
in Office Management

Whenever you make a verbal commitment to your boss or a co-worker, confirm it in writing.
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