Every week, I read dozens of articles about management, human resources, and employee development. I look for advice grounded in reality that small and large companies can easily use to help people engage, perform, and improve. I’ve pulled the best ones from this week so you can get right to the good stuff.
Help, They Made Me a Supervisor – 9 Disastrous Mistakes New Supervisors Make
This two-part article helps new managers navigate the tricky waters of the position. Most team leads get little or no training and the skills and knowledge that got you the position will likely not help you with these additional responsibilities. A highly-recommended read for new managers, 2nd-line managers, and employee development specialists. Read more.
10 (Scientifically-Proven) Tips for Being a Better Boss
These tips won’t surprise you, but they come from Gallup data collected from 60 million workers world-wide plus other research. So you know they’ll be effective. Plus, anyone can put these strategies to work whether you’re a company leader or just want to help your team get more productive. Read more.
How to Build a Wiki for Your Small Business
If you’re looking for a way to capture your knowledge or formalize the organizational know-how of your business, check out this article on wikis. Instead of cumbersome paper manuals, a searchable, an editable wiki could be a better way disseminate essential procedures and data to your growing team. Read more.
Time Management Training: 5 Ways to Get People to Really Change Their Habits
Everyone wastes time during the day, but people who can get more done in fewer hours have a better work-life balance. Here are 5 practical tips to help people understand where they’re losing minutes and make more progress each day. Read more.
The Low-Performer Paradox
How much time and effort should you put into helping low-performers improve? This article interviews HR experts for their positions on the topic and some advice you can use. Read more.
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