Category Archives: Management Articles

Conflict Is Good For You

The ability to work well with other people has long been recognised as fundamental to the success of a team. Good teamwork produces a synergy which, in turn, leads to greater creativity and more innovation as well as improved productivity from the team members. (more…)
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Overcoming Feedback Fears

If you are a manager or a supervisor, then part of your role is to provide your direct reports with feedback in order to help them develop and progress. If you are to do this well then it is important that you understand why people can find it hard to receive feedback. This understanding will…
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Avoiding Employment Tribunals

The number of employment tribunals, which are the employees last resort in cases of disputed disciplinary or grievance, has jumped 90% in the past year. What is going wrong? (more…)
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Maintaining Motivation Levels In Your Team

Many managers think that to motivate people they must offer tangible rewards (such as an incentive scheme) and that the bigger the incentive they offer the more motivated their people will be. However, there is plenty of research out there that challenges this belief. (more…)
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Better Communication

The ability to be a good communicator is a critical business skill. However, according to a survey by Teja Jadhav (from the the University of Findlay) and Shiv K. Gupta (from the University of Findlay) 41% of people thought the biggest mistake their manager makes is inappropriate communication. So what are the problems that lead…
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Providing Effective Compliance Training

The process of educating your employees on the laws, regulations and company policies that apply in their day-to-day jobs is known as compliance training. The aim of compliance training is to ensure that the company (through the actions of its staff) obeys all of the legal laws and regulations that relate to how it must…
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The Root Cause of Conflict

Nobody likes conflict at work, yet 4 out of 10 UK employees report being involved in some form of interpersonal conflict at work in the last 12 months (CIPD survey of 2,193 people). So what is causing this and how can managers improve the situation? (more…)
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Habits To Build A Winning Team

Anyone charged with leading a team of people, whether you are a supervisor or the CEO, wants their team to be a winning team. After all, your success is built on the success of your team. This is the first of a series of planned articles on habits to build a winning team. We hope…
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Are Your Managers Too Busy to Manage?

A good manager is defined by what he or she does, not what they are. Simply promoting someone and giving them the job title of “manager” does not automatically mean that they will be a good one. (more…)
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