In our last post, we addressed some of the initial steps managers and leaders can take to aid in resolving conflict in the workplace. Once the issue has been acknowledged, there are a few broader concepts to keep in mind when dealing with employee disagreements.
When a staff member requests extended leave, in many cases due to an impending childbirth or adoption, a manager can find him or herself at a loss as to how to proceed. There are several simple steps one can take in this situation to get the ball rolling.
Once an employee has indicated they need to take extended leave, a business owner has several decisions to make regarding how to handle the news as well as the leave itself. There are several things one should not do in this circumstance.
On occasion, an employee’s personal life can completely overwhelm their professional life. Some examples of this include dealing with the loss of a loved one, taking care of a sick relative and welcoming a child into the family.
In a perfect world, human beings would be able to perfectly compartmentalize their lives and never experience any sort of bleed through. Unfortunately, the world is far from perfect and the brain simply doesn’t work that way. No matter how hard they may try, eventually all employees will experience something in their personal life that […]
Sometimes despite a manager’s best efforts, an office can become an extremely tense environment. Or perhaps a newly hired manager discovers a preexisting culture of animosity on his or her first day. While such situations can be intensely difficult, there are several steps a manager can take to alleviate the negativity in the atmosphere.
Last time we discussed how tension can gain a foothold in a business, directly affecting employee productivity and job satisfaction. Now let’s look at some things an employer can do to prevent tension from beginning or increasing among his or her staff.
Despite the hurdles inherent in doing business internationally, there are plenty of benefits to the average company.
The term “globalization” refers to the shift from insular societies toward a more integrated world. This is not a new trend. Some suggest the rise of the internet is what drove the incredible pace of modern globalization. One could also argue the advent of international plane travel played just as much a role in the […]
Job interviews can be stressful prospects for employers and prospective employees. While an applicant may feel the onus is solely on them to produce a good interview, the reality is that employers are equally culpable when it comes to job interviews. We’ve previously discussed some of the dangers of falling prey to trends rather than […]