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Is your boss talking to you?

Postby dreamon on Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:51 pm

No more command and control

Rather than relying on traditional "command and control" management techniques, it's time to embrace a new paradigm of "self-management", Peterson says.

"We need to stop using yesterday's logic for tomorrow's challenges. Employees today will not respond to archaic management styles that don't allow them to engage and feel valuable in their role," he says. "The most challenging part of this is creating a self-managed culture." Instead of relying on managers to make the first move, self-management means employees taking accountability for their own progress.


http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/se ... kpd48.html


Such a simple solution, so why are more not taking it to heart? Trust your employees, talk to them, not down to them and don't be a bully, mean spirited, you don't have a productive office when everyone is scared to talk. Harmony is the key to getting things done and people pleased by their work. I think too many managers and other powers that be forget that lesson when they become boss. Over time they forget what it was like to be the worker.

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Re: Is your boss talking to you?

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:15 pm

Two TED Talk videos can help employees improve two things in their working lives:

Workplaces are set up to favour extroverts and their insertion into everything going on. Better to maintain more of a coffeeshop vibe!
How to help introverts at work-let them have their quiet spaces to unleash their creatvities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ7k8cMA-4

Body language/hands: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZZ7k8cMA-4
Some stunningly accurate gestures and what they convey to spectators.
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Re: Is your boss talking to you?

Postby burnt fare on Sat May 27, 2017 6:40 pm

A career advice columnist ends a six-year role of dishing out how to be human in the workplace. His last column talks about how to be a human being and how he got to the position of dispensing advice in a newspaper column.
I've used the phrase "Be a decent human being" in more than 20 columns. I had it printed on magnets that I sent to readers. I preached it when I spoke at events.

A few months after "I Just Work Here" launched in 2011, it struck me that one of the biggest problems in the workplace was that people have a tendency to act like jerks to one another. Perhaps you've witnessed that phenomenon.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/careers/ijustworkhere/ct-huppke-work-advice-0528-biz-20170525-column.html

The phrase "I just work here" is almost like telling a customer "I don't know how to help you."
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