Category Archives: Management Articles

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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The New manager – Common Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Managing people can be a difficult at first. A recent poll found that more than 50% of supervisors received NO training before starting the job. Here is a list of the most common mistakes new supervisors make, so you can avoid making them too. (more…)
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Thinking Time – An Under-Rated Commodity?

Advances in digital technology mean that many managers are expected to be available 24/7, but how useful is this expectation in a leadership context? Thinking time is an underrated commodity today – but it’s one that managers should fight for, both for themselves and for their team. (more…)
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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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