Category Management Skills

6
Feb

18 Tips to Help Your Staff be Happier and More Productive

You’re a busy manager with a lot to do. It can feel like an added stress to keep your team happy. Yet an unhappy team is an unproductive team, with more sick days and high staff turnover. So how about some simple ways to keep your team happy and productive? Here they are… 1. Show …

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4
Feb

It’s #TimetoTalk

In a bid to help end mental health discrimination Time to Change are asking every employer to take five minutes on 5th February to talk about mental health. For some reason we seem to equate mental health with being unwell, but we all have mental health, some of us are in good mental health and …

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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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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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18
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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20
Nov

Do You Know What Your Employees Are Legally Entitled To?

Whenever new Statutory rights for employees are announced I wait for the inevitable outcry from business leaders. The CBI and others hit the media about how many businesses will shut, how many jobs will be lost, and how it is all a catastrophe. Yet, strangely, I’ve never seen a report confirming these disaster scenarios. With …

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