It is a commonly held thought that only strong assertive people get on in the workplace and that you won’t be successful if you are shy. This is not necessarily true and the good news is that assertiveness can be learned.
In a fast changing economy many entrepreneurial business owners are looking to freelance workers to help them build their empires. The flexibility of working hours without the worry and cost of paying their tax and associated employees costs means that they are a valuable asset.
When conflict arises in the workplace it can be a very difficult situation to deal with, and as a manager it is ultimately your responsibility to help resolve the situation as quickly and effectively as you can. Each person will have their own way of reacting to and dealing with conflict situations, and this short[…..]
Whilst people can be complicated and difficult to fathom, there are some common things that motivate employees at work. Follow these steps and you will motivate the majority of people in your team. If in doubt ask them directly.
Building a team with high morale and high productivity can be challenging. In order to create an environment where people can do their best work, behaviour towards each other and those outside must be respectful. In this article we look at five key behaviours which you cannot tolerate if you wish to achieve great things.
We get asked quite often on our management courses “What makes an ideal manager?”, and there are many factors to take into consideration when answering this question. The ideal manager leads by example, they recognise that simply directing or telling will only get short term results at its best, setting goals with the team in[…..]
Too many managers still have problems letting go and holding onto work they should or could delegate. By empowering your employees you will be surprised at the power you can unleash as well as the time you will gain.
We have often seen people on our courses who are complaining about how things are in a working environment. We know as managers that we have to spend time specifically with individuals within the team. But what can you specifically do to make sure these team members are kept motivated?
Change can be terrifying or empowering. It depends on whether you manage change or it manages you. Change to your co-workers can cause stress and discouragement. This inforgraphic below breaks down the steps in which you can influence a positive attitude to your co-workers during change. Follow these steps to be a change management champion!