Tips, advice and musings to help you improve your management
and leadership skills
July 29, 2015
Do you ever notice that others seem to be getting their work done much quicker and more effortlessly than you?
Do you find yourself staying overtime to finish work, while your colleagues are long gone? Learn More
February 13, 2015
If you are considering setting up a virtual team, or you want to offer your employees the chance to work from home, you are probably weighing the advantages and disadvantages of this change.
While there are many possible issues to consider with a team that doesn’t work in the same location, such as communication, cultures, time management, and other such problems, there are also many associated benefits. Learn More
March 19, 2013
Managing your business is a constant and ever-present process. It involves tracking employees, keeping on top of your software, monitoring your marketing, and more. And while the processes currently in place seem to be doing the job just fine, you can make your business management more effective by automating your processes, consolidating your infrastructure, and prioritizing quality communication. Learn More
Organisation skills…is that an oxymoron? Are we able to organise ourselves and learn actual skills to be able to do it? Well, in order to achieve any kind of results, there are certain steps you can take to achieve the level of organisation that helps you achieve goals and targets.
To be organised only requires a certain mind-set that anyone can adapt to. Easier said than done, I know, but there may well be opportunities to improve if we follow guidelines that aren’t too difficult. Learn More
Have you been affected by downsizing in your organisation during the economic downturn?
The after-effects of downsizing in a company can last for years, as you try to encourage the people who stay to commit their loyalty to the future benefit of the business.
But we’ve found in our research that many companies spend a disproportionate time on helping the people laid off and less real-time on the people who will be left, and that may store up difficulties for the future.
When you manage downsizing ineffectively, there’s a danger that a downward spiral will be set up, which can be damaging to the morale and performance of the whole company. Learn More
When you are training new employees it is important to keep your organisations specialisation (or division) of labour in mind. Specialisation of labour refers to the way organisational jobs are divided and subdivided to ensure that they are properly completed. As a manager you may be responsible for breaking a task down into parts and then assigning each part to a different individual.
Specialisation of labour has its benefits and drawbacks. On the one hand you will have a highly specialised workforce in which each person, responsible for only one task, can contribute his very best work. Because employees are allowed to specialise they are more likely to work efficiently and get more done. Learn More