Archives December 2014

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Dec

Six Reasons Why Productivity Is Low and What You Can Do About It

Recently I was talking to a senior manager at a local business. It’s a subsidiary of a USA company and their senior management was unhappy with the UK office performance. He was very worried about the implications for the future. Productivity had not dropped, but neither had it risen as the parent company expected. The Chartered Institute …

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17
Dec

2015 Management Development Programme

We frequently talk about management skills as being ‘soft skills’. I would ask you to take a few minutes to ask yourself, what’s ‘soft’ about: Finding the right way to tell someone their performance is not up to standard Setting expectations for improvements in behaviours Starting disciplinary action Discussing acceptable levels of sickness absence Delegating, …

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