Whether you're the President of the United States making an address to the nation or a business manager writing an announcement to his employees, when you have news to deliver there's one key choice at the outset: should you state the decision first and then explain the reasoning or build up to your decision, making the case as you go along?
The management of the federal workforce--effectively using talent, providing training, creating opportunities for promotions--can have a profound effect on employee performance and job satisfaction.
Remote workers are an increasingly important part of daily operations for modern businesses. Even so, many companies struggle with how to properly manage their virtual staff. Here are five tips to help you get things back under control and maximize your productivity--and that of your remote workers.
Focusing on happiness rather than on 'working harder' could give employers the advantage they need to become more engaged and productive at work. It's a science that seems intuitive yet not one that's traditionally considered a concern for management.
With their laid back attitude and multitasking approach, the tech-savvy Gen Y might be the hardest generation yet to manage in a corporate environment. Organizational psychologist Kathy Turner offers insight on how to optimize the performance of your Gen Y workers.
Finding the right formula for managing employee time off during the warmer months -- especially in northern cities -- is like a favorite summertime cocktail: one part planned vacation, one part ad hoc request, with a dash of playing hooky.
Remember the old rule when it comes to school teachers? Start off very strict and then, after the students come to expect, accept, and adapt to the strict regime, you can relax a bit. The same basic rule applies to managing employees, but you have to do it one person at a time
Employees perform at different levels, when on different teams, in different situations with different people. Why do so many leaders spend so little time looking for synergies on their teams and so much time looking at individual performance?
What's it going to take to do Human Resources right and make employees, and yourself, happy? The answer: More than you think, especially if you're an H.R. klutz like me.
Executive Editor Rod Kurtz explains how to hire tech geeks, why more investors are looking overseas and what you can do to stay on Aaron Sorkin's good side.
There are times when an employee will not agree with a decision that you have made. If the employee is not thinking to him or herself, "well I don't agree with her, but I do believe in her so I will respect the decision," the employee's relationship is doomed to fail and until it does, it will be a painful one.
Game On Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a media company that helps entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses