Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 20 Jan 2017 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2016 Management-Issues info@management-issues The mortar in a project's wall What holds a wall together is the mortar between the bricks. And what holds a project together is the effective, clear and proactive communication between individuals. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Dealing with a space invader We all know them. They’re the space invaders, the people who waste your time at work, ignore your boundaries and make you feel uncomfortable. But how do you spot one - and how do you deal with them? Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT The second wave of the digital revolution Thanks to the internet, we have experienced more change in the past 16 years than in the previous five decades of the last century. But that's nothing compared to what the second wave of the digital revolution will bring. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Meaning what we say? An unintended consequence of the aftermath of the deregulation of the financial markets in the late 1980s was the deregulation of once-powerful words that has stripped them of much of their impact. Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Resolutions and the blame game This year, as every year, 98 per cent of those who make New Year's resolutions will have given up or failed by Valentine's Day. One of the main reasons for this is that we're stuck in a victim mentality that stops us following through on our intentions. Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT Five remote team new year's resolutions The new year is a great time to ask some fundamental questions about how your project team works together and what needs to change. So here are five "new year's resolutions" you should at least consider for your remote team. Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:30 GMT The magic of festival As we enter into this festive time of year, its worth remembering that Festival often comes during times of great disruption - a surge of energy so strong that it acts as a counterpoint to the world of official and hierarchical order. Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Time for change Change is the basis of renewal. So even altering the way we approach some mundane task or activity can make life better and help us to think differently. A little change can make our world that much better. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT The agile dilemma: mindset or method? There’s an intriguing dialogue happening in the world of Agile software development that may be relevant for anyone interested in how business works in a rapidly changing world. Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Emotional differences across cultures Different cultures appear to have very different ways of showing emotion and managing feelings. But in reality we all have much more in common than meets the eye when it comes to how we handle some key human emotions. Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Your voice and your identity Technology has made it possible to identify anyone by their unique voice pattern within about three seconds. That has some interesting implications - for good and for ill. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Are remote workers less loyal? Remote and virtual workers leave their jobs at a slightly higher rate than those who work in a fixed location. Are they simply ungrateful weasels, or can something else explain this increase in turnover? Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Changing a culture starts with changing behaviours Time and time again, companies invest huge amounts of time and money in the launch of new initiatives. But after the initial excitement wears off, nothing changes. Why? It's all about behaviour. Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT So what went wrong? Even in the high inflation years of the early 1980s, jobs were relatively secure. Not any more. Now when things go wrong in a business, the axe almost always falls swiftly on the people who do the work, and very rarely on the executives who made bad decisions. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT Not negotiable! Why business must negotiate more effectively Most people, in most circumstances, negotiate badly, most of the time. But negotiation skills can be learned. Here's how to negotiate more effectively, whatever the shape or size of your organisation. Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30 GMT The harmful effects of workplace incivility Far from being trivial, incivility and low-level unpleasantness in the workplace can have disastrous results. But managers can - and should - do something about it. Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT How the best company to work for works The companies that populate the lists of the best companies to work for all share one thing: they understand that culture as the most important ingredient of their business success. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT Leadership and the power of the imagination At the core of our existence is a pool of energy that has very little to do with personal identity. This is the world of the imagination, a world in which we play only a small part in the whole marvellous act of creation. Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT Human Rights: do the diligence The need for companies across all industry sectors to do genuine, focused human rights due diligence is becoming ever clearer. This applies both to a company’s own direct activities and within its supply chain. Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT Weird, rude, or different? Cross-cultural encounters can sometime be very awkward. Here are a few suggestions for a culturally intelligent way to respond to those difficult cross-cultural situations. Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:30 GMT Encouraging others to do what you want Having a job title doesn’t make you a leader. If you want other people to follow you, you first have to enlist their support. And that means that you need to build your influencing skills. Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT Root cause problem-solving For many years, the Japanese have approached the process of problem- solving with a strategy known as "the Five Whys". Peter Vajda explores how this helps us find better solutions. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT You can't take the practice out of presenting Our fear of giving a presentation often means we perform well below par. But running a marathon scares people too, yet those who try it usually perform well. Why should that be? Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT Would you follow you? If you want to be a leader, a good place to start is by considering what convinces you to follow someone else. The chances are that the factors that carry the greatest weight are ones to do with trust. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT Strategic planning must change with the times Effective strategic planning and execution can do much to improve competitive advantage and value. But it has done right if it is going to fit with today’s rough and tumble world. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:30 GMT