How to Improve Coaching of Workers

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Coaching is a way of teaching and learning that is being used much more often in the workplace today. The reason for this is the unique benefits that coaching can offer– it helps to improve the learning process because people can help direct their own learning through questioning, listening, and taking on challenges in a… Read more »

How to Delegate Effectively

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Being able to delegate assignments is an important skill that managers should have. Some managers may be reluctant to delegate, thinking that it may hinder productivity. But not delegating may reduce productivity even more because the manager will then have too much on his plate to handle effectively, and important work may end up falling… Read more »

How Leaders Sometimes Undermine Worker Motivation

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If you are a leader, an important part of your job is motivating people, getting them to reach their potential and perform at their best. The problem is that many managers are not aware of how motivation works and how best to instill it in their workers. Here are a few ways that managers may,… Read more »

How to Deal with Distractions

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Interruptions and distractions are troubles that all workers face at one time or another. They may seem like minor annoyances, but they can have a serious impact on the work we do. For example, one of the biggest distractions for people today is various forms of social media. According to research, the time people spend… Read more »

Relaxation Exercises for Work Stress

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Stress is a constant companion for many people at work. It can have a significant effect on our health and productivity, so it is important to learn how to control it. The symptoms of stress can vary a great deal, but some of the more common ones include things lik indecisiveness, headaches, fatigue, irritability, problem… Read more »

Going Back to the Office

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Some companies are now asking employees to return to the office full- or part-time. For many, this can create a great deal of stress and anxiety. Employees have to again make some big adjustments to adapt to a completely new work environment, along with ongoing concerns about health and safety. If you are making a… Read more »

What’s Going On With the Job Market?

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The year 2021 ended with a slower rate of job creation than anticipated. But it turned out to be a banner year overall for job growth. The number of jobs increased by almost 6.6 million last year, the largest total on record. That is a 4.6 percent increase from the end of 2020. Industries that… Read more »

Why Managers Need to be Good Listeners

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Why Managers Need to be Good Listeners A recent study has found that managers are not very good listeners. In fact, the study showed that three out of four managers really don’t listen all that well. When managers needed to have a serious conversation with an employee, they were more interested in getting their own… Read more »

Managing Remote Teams

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In the past, when everyone worked in an office, company leadership could manage by dealing with workers face to face, by walking around and talking with employees in person. But this model is becoming outdated because of the rise of remote working. As more companies move to a hybrid workforce, with some employees in the… Read more »

How to Give Effective Feedback

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Many supervisors are not keen giving negative feedback to their workers. No one likes to be the bearer of bad news. And research has shown, as many already suspect, that negative feedback does little to change a person’s performance. Studies have revealed that negative feedback leads to poor attitudes, an unwillingness to deal with the… Read more »