Posts Categorized: Project Management Best Practices

How Business Leadership Must Change

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In the business world today, the way a firm’s leaders exercise their authority has to change radically from the way they have done so in the past if companies are to survive in fast-paced, global economies.  That’s the message of Barry Salzberg, soon to be the global chief executive officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Read more »

Gender Stereotyping in the Workplace

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A recent study has shown that the way managers are viewed is likely to change in the future as more women move into management positions. Currently, only about two percent of the CEOs of Fortune 500 companies are women.  And so when most people think of leaders, they envision a male in the position.  But Read more »

Empowering Employees

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While mechanization is certainly an integral part of how businesses operate today, the human factor is still vital in countless areas of manufacturing, sales and transportation. Keeping workers engaged in their jobs is vital to maintaining a high level of production. There is much a company can do to create an environment where workers feel Read more »

Employee Communication Skills and Company Success

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They are referred to in different ways – communications skills, personality traits, soft skills.  But whatever they are called, recent studies have shown that they are just as important to a company’s success as other more quantifiable business skills. About 75 percent of those surveyed identified these employee skills as necessary to success.  These skills Read more »

U.S. Firms Lag in Assisting Employees with Work/Life Balance

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Companies in the United States do well in handling problems of discrimination in the workplace, but they don’t rate quite as well in aiding employees’ family life. That was the result of a recent study that compared U.S. companies with other firms in 173 countries on their guidelines for working families.  The study used information Read more »

Health and the Workplace

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According to a recent survey on employee health, workers could do more at work to eat better and be more active, while employers could improve workers’ health by doing more to encourage healthy lifestyles. The issue has become important because about three-fourths of Americans will be overweight by 2015, according to healthcare experts. And the Read more »

E-mail: Gossiping and Wasting Time at Work

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Waaaay back in 2007 (remember those halcyon days, pre-recession?) a survey by the company MessageGate, Inc. found that employees considered e-mail systems the most important “corporate workflow tool.” Still, it also was a tool that helped employees “exercise poor judgment in its use,” and increased costs as well as business and legal risks. We can Read more »

Perk Power

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On-the-job perks can be very powerful when it comes to recruiting and even retaining employees. Let us count the ways: 1) When employees feel they are being “taken care of by their employers” (more on this in a moment)  the more likely they are to recommend your company to their friends, neighbors and former colleagues. Read more »

Important Employee Performance Management Tasks

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When supervising employees, don’t forget these important performance management tasks: 1) Be sure to align your workers’ goals with your company’s goals. As you create SMART (specific,  measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound) goals for your workers, be sure you align these goals with your firm’s vision and objectives. By doing so you’ll help employees understand Read more »

Developing Business Ethics in Your Employees

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As the country reels from several business scandals of the past few years, the idea of training employees in business ethics is gaining traction. The idea is to help staffers and managers examine their own ethics and come up with approaches for handling the occasional “sticky wicket” on the job. Yet to really get your Read more »

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