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Hurricane season takes on a new meaning if you work with some “storms” and feel the need for storm-tracking in the office. Preparations won’t include plywood, flashlights, or bottled water. Instead, the following guidelines will help you weather even the strongest of stormy relationships at work.
Stay out of the way
Storms travel in a predictable path, and the longer you’ve worked with someone the more you know about their “track” or behavior.[…] Continue Reading »
Whenever managers talk to me about work issues, the conversation inevitably turns to employees seeming to “not listen.” Evidence? Work is not getting done according to plan. It’s not meeting requirements or not on time, or not getting done at all. I often hear some form of the frustrated plea, “They just need to understand …”
If you relate to this, for the sake of argument let’s presuppose that your employees are reasonably smart people and not making your life miserable on purpose.[…] Continue Reading »
Last week, we asked: How well do you stay in touch with your team members’ day-to-day reality?
- Very well — I understand most of what they go through: 51.48%
- Well — I’m up to speed on the big things but not the little ones: 31.5%
- Extremely well — I completely understand what they go through: 13.5%
- Not very well — I’m a bit out of touch with their situation: 3.09%
- Poorly — I live in an ivory tower: 0.42%
The ivory tower is vacant.[…] Continue Reading »