Archives January 2015

30
Jan

The Absent Leader – Reading the Signs

The story so far… Jane is trying to manage a project without support from her co-worker or her manager. She has taken a sickie and is applying for other jobs. It was 8.45 and the car park at Johnson Industries was filling up fast. As Ken, Jane’s boss, was locking his car, he felt a …

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23
Jan

18 Simple Ways to Recognise Your Staff Are Stressed

Take the time to review this list and see if you or your staff might be stressed: 1. Look out for changes in their normal behaviour 2. Individuals start to take more ‘sickies’ 3. Productivity drops 4. Increase in error rate 5. Tempers get shorter causing an unpleasant atmosphere in the workplace 6. People work longer …

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16
Jan

The Absent Leader – Taking a sickie

The staff cafe was unusually quiet for a Wednesday morning, most of the round tables that were designed to facilitate conversations empty apart from the usual sauces and paper napkins. At least the queue for coffee and biscuits was shorter than usual. Peter caught up with Jane just as she was paying for her coffee. …

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