The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
I’m delighted to announce that MTD have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2017 CIPD Awards for Best HR/L&D Supplier.
We work extremely hard to not only meet our clients expectations but to exceed them at all times so I am very pleased that we’ve got this recognition.
How would you feel about your employees deciding when and how long their holiday leave should be?
Most organisations not only track how much of their annual leave employees use, they track their daily hours. Learn More
While micromanaging has been proven in study after study to demotivate employees, the opposite of that is not leaving your staff to fend for themselves.
Leaders need to find a healthy balance between managing their staff to empower them and looking over their shoulder every step of the way.
Change can be a stressful and unpredictable time, which is why many managers avoid messing with the status quo.
A popular belief is that if something is not broken, you shouldn’t fix it; however, if you don’t make innovation a priority, you will likely fall behind your competition.
Employee appraisals provide an opportunity for the employee and the boss to sit down one-on-one to discuss progress and goals, so why is it that these meetings are often dreaded and pointless?
Although this is a time for the appraiser and the appraisee to get on the same page about the year ahead, appraisals are often mishandled by managers, who make the following mistakes during these meetings:
While many online articles provide tips on how you can beat the mid-week slump, many of us have a hard time simply getting through Monday!
The daily responsibilities we have to face at work just seem overwhelming and the to-do list only keeps growing, which is why many people simply chug along working on one task after another, never seeming to get anything done right or on time.
Whether it was due to lack of funds, inappropriate behaviour or poor performance, terminating an employee’s position is always difficult.
While the manager assigned to this task has the hard job of relaying the bad news, and the person being fired has just lost their job, this event actually affects the entire workplace.