Category Archives: Management Articles

7 Tips For Giving Constructive Feedback

Managers and supervisors often find it difficult to give effective constructive feedback to their employees. As a result they either avoid giving it, or give it in a way that is either ineffective or makes things worse not better. So here are 7 tips to giving effective critical feedback. (more…)
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Managing A Virtual Team – Part 1

Virtual teams are on the increase and it is estimated that by 2020 this way of working will be the norm for half the UK workforce. But research also shows that most managers simply aren’t equipped to manage a virtual team because managing a virtual team is very different from managing office based staff. Perhaps…
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Making Agile Working Work

With business rates in the news almost weekly, it is not surprising that many organisations are looking at introducing agile working as a way to downsize the amount of office space they need whilst maintaining employee productivity levels. Obviously, agile working is not suitable for every business, but if you are looking to introduce it…
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Becoming A Sales Manager

'Your manager is leaving … you’ve been in sales for years and do a good job, so we will make you the new Sales Manager. I'm sure you'll be fine at it.'” This is an all too common scenario for many newly promoted sales leaders, but managing people, especially sales people, requires quite a different…
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How Many People Can A Manager Supervise?

Whilst managing a small team should not cause too many problems, if your team is too big then you may struggle to manage them effectively. However, the maximum size of team that a competent manager can manage, known as the span of control, is not a fixed entity - it depends on a number of…
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Communicating With A Remote Team

Communicating effectively is hard enough when you work in the same location as your team. It is made even harder if your team works remotely. So what platform should you use in which situation? (more…)
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Managing A Remote Team – What Skills Do You Need?

More and more managers are finding themselves responsible for managing people who work remotely. This requires a different skill set to managing a traditional team of people. So what skills does the remote team manager need to develop or improve? (more…)
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7 Management Mistakes

People, research has shown, do not leave a company they leave their manager. The reason for this is that too many managers have not been given effective training to teach them how to lead people. Such managers typically make 7 fundamental mistakes that ultimately lead to their good employees quitting. (more…)
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Learning To Manage Difficult Conversations

The best way to deal with people problems in the workplace is for the line manager to tackle them early and effectively nip the problem in the bud. Yet many managers feel anxious when it comes to having these conversations with the “difficult” people they manage. (more…)
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Managing Your Stars

"Stars" are people within your team who consistently turn in good performance; they are your high flyers. The problems that these stars present at performance review time are different from the issues posed by employees who are under-performers or “stuck” performers. Managing your stars' performance is not about how to tease out even more of…
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