Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

A Flexible Workplace Improves Morale and Saves Money

Many companies have discovered that “workplace flexibility” is a great way to tout the firm as a great place to work. And this flexibility – if true – is a great benefit to offer. But it’s also much more: workplace flexibility is a solid business strategy, one that can actually increase your company’s bottom line.… Read More »

Taking a Philosophical Approach to Leadership

For training in leadership development, some business experts are focusing on taking a philosophical approach. It is an attempt to get business leaders to examine their values and beliefs as a precursor to the ultimate goal of making a behavior change. Although mindfulness has gained increased attention recently, the kind of introspection required to assess… Read More »

Is Your Hiring Process Taking Too Long?

When companies go to hire, they obviously are looking for the best candidate they can find. But sometimes, their expectations rise a little too high, the hiring process takes too long, and as a result, these firms end up doing themselves more harm than good. They lose good candidates because they are taking too long.… Read More »

Some Ideas on Beating Procrastination

Procrastination afflicts most of us at one time or another. Many are able to muster the motivation to pull themselves out of it. But, for others, the battle is a little harder. Here are some things to do to help you overcome procrastination. 1. Understand your purpose. You need to understand why you are doing… Read More »

How to Work Smarter

Everyone believes that to achieve, you have to work hard. And that is true as far as it goes, but it doesn’t quite go far enough. There is another part of the equation you need to understand to achieve success – you need to work smart as well. You put in long hours. This, you… Read More »

How to Get More Done

Everyone in business is always looking for ways to increase productivity, and there is no shortage of ideas out there on how to do it. Here are a few ideas to add to the mix that you may be able to apply to your particular job. 1. Use Pareto’s Law Vilfredo Pareto was an Italian… Read More »

Perk Power

We’re sure your employees would agree that pay raises and promotions are a good thing. Yet we also understand that budgets can be very tight and there may not be enough in the coffers to provide anything close to a hefty wage hike across the board. Yet there are some things a cash-strapped company can… Read More »

6 Team Motivation Tips When Times Are Tough

When the department’s budget is tight. When your company or department has just had to lay people off. When demand for your products ramps up but you don’t feel comfortable hiring new employees just yet, so your current staff is overwhelmed and overworked, it can be hard to keep your team motivated and engaged. Read… Read More »

Handling Stress Like a SEAL

You may have a stressful job, but there are very few people whose jobs can match those of a Navy SEAL for stress. So how do SEALs handle such stress? There are several ways. One way is preparation, In addition to going through hours and hours of training for all types of situations, SEALs practice… Read More »

How to Gain the Respect of Employees

If you are a manager, gaining the respect of your employees is important. But, as the saying goes, respect needs to be earned. And earning it is more about your actions than your words. You earn respect when you do your job well; that is, when you employ good management techniques. Some of the things… Read More »