Posts Categorized: Management Best Practices

How to Do Special Events

If you are looking to get employees engaged and energized or to advertise your brand, sponsoring a special event may be the way to go. A special event, as the name implies, is something out of the ordinary, something that is more than a routine meeting or gathering. Many different occasions fit under the special… Read More »

Personality Tests

During the interview process, you ask questions designed to understand a job candidate’s personality and motivation, to find out what the person is like, what kind of character they have. You may be satisfied with this assessment of the job candidate and your own judgment. Many companies, however, are now going a little further in… Read More »

What to do When Workers Leave

Turnover may be a more common occurrence than in the past because of changes in the economy. Nonetheless, employers should try to keep on good terms with workers even after they leave the company, according to researchers. For most employers, connections to an employee end when he or she leaves the company. But companies need… Read More »

How Working Together Helps Productivity

It is common knowledge that people working in a group can be more productive than when people work individually. When people work together, they work more efficiently and effectively, they work longer, and they have more fun doing it. This is known as the social facilitation effect. Experiments have shown that when people work together,… Read More »

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 »