How Managers Can Cause Low Employee Morale

low employee morale: dilbert knows how much trouble managers can cause

Are your employees happy? Do you feel like they’re performing at a level equal to their skills and potential? Or do you find getting good work from them is like pulling teeth? Do some of them have one foot out the door (or, maybe, already left)? We’re all responsible for our own thoughts and attitudes, […]

low employee morale: dilbert knows how much trouble managers can cause
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Nails in the Coffin: Why a Flat Organizational Structure Fails

the death of the flat organizational structure

A few years ago, having a flat organizational structure was all the rage. Well-known companies like Zappos, Medium, and Buffer were singing its praises and writing detailed posts explaining their reasoning. Tired of bad bosses, and corporate politics, the internet rejoiced. On paper it sounded so great. Why do we need managers? Who needs structure? […]

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The Posts Managers Like You Loved the Most in 2020

What did you learn this year? Resilience? Adaptability? How to do more with less? How to manage your psyche and build new habits? For all of us, 2020 is one for the history books. It feels like more eventful, life marking things happened this year than the last 5 combined. And through it all, we’ve […]

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How to Ensure a New Manager Succeeds

julie zhuo reminds us that a new manager has to learn from what they experience

Being a new manager can be an exciting, and stressful, opportunity. It’s a great promotion, with new responsibilities, added prestige, and the pay bump to match. It’s also a major career change to a world very different than what you learn in any school or classroom. It’s important that you promote people looking to be […]

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How to Manage Contractors and Freelancers to Bring out their Best

Do you know how to manage contractors? Have you had freelancers on your teams? In an ideal world maybe we’d all have only full time employees who all work closely with us long term. However, in reality, there are a variety of reasons why you may mix in contractors and freelancers to your team. When […]

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