Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

How to Establish a Good Email Policy

Email has become part of our work life. Everyone uses it. It has become an essential part of business communication. Precisely for that reason companies need to have an email policy governing use of emails. Such policies would spell out what is acceptable and unacceptable when sending emails. These guidelines could prevent problems for the… Read More »

How to Motivate Employees Working Remotely

These days, more workers than ever are working remotely. Technology has made working away from the office much easier and more efficient. But with more working in isolation, it has also raised some concerns with management, concerns about whether these remote workers are using their time wisely and productively. Management wants to makes sure their… Read More »

How to Brighten Your Company Blog

Many companies today have blogs. The blogs are a way of disseminating the company brand, as well as bringing traffic to the company’s website. The problem with many a company blog, however, is that they can be a little dull. The question is, how to make it more interesting, so more people will read it.… Read More »

How to Solve a Problem

There is a well known quote from Albert Einstein about solving problems which goes something like this: If he were given one hour to save the world, Einstein said, he would spend the first 55 minutes defining the problem, the the last five minutes to come up with a solution. While that ratio may be… Read More »

How to Make a Good Presentation

In many jobs, it is necessary from time to time to talk in public, to give a speech. Some do this well – their talks are organized, persuasive, and interesting. Others are not so good at it – their speeches are rambling and dull. What is it that separates the two? It is using rhetoric… Read More »

How to Avoid Things That Steal Your Time

When we look at areas where we can save time, we generally look at our work – how can we do it more efficiently and effectively so that we take less time? How can we cut back on meetings? But there are other time sinks that we routinely run into during the day, things that… Read More »

Are Business Cards Necessary in the Digital Age?

In this day and age of smart phones and other mobile electronics, how necessary is it to have a business card? This has generated a good deal of debate among career experts. Some feel business cards are relics of an age past, that they are no longer needed, while others say they still serve a… Read More »

Maintaining a Good Work-Life Balance at Your Company

To attract and retain high performing workers, companies need to provide a good work environment. One component of this is enabling employees to maintain a good work-life balance. But how do you know if your company is doing enough to ensure this balance, and whether workers are satisfied with the company’s efforts? To find out,… Read More »

Increase Your Productivity — Drink More Water

Every workplace is looking for ways to increase productivity. Increasing productivity doesn’t always require some big, complicated project. Sometimes there are very simple ways to increase productivity. For example, you can increase your productivity simply by drinking more water. That’s right. You may find that hard to believe, but there is plenty of science to… Read More »

Employee Loyalty and How to Keep It

It probably won’t come as too much of a surprise to learn that job loyalty isn’t what it used to be. Workers today are more interested in having a healthy work-life balance, rather than being consumed by ambition to climb the corporate ladder. Now that the economy is improving and unemployment has fallen a good… Read More »