Management-Issues Lastest from Management-Issues 21 Mar 2018 00:11:00 -0600 Sedasoft SiteEngine (c)2002-2017 Management-Issues The invisible woman Visibility is key to building the type of power that leads to top jobs. Men are masters of this visibility, but women are not. So we won't get more women in leadership positions until they start to step out of the shadows and give themselves and their talents a higher profile. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Open questions, open communication Working remotely, we just don't get any of those tell-tale non-verbal signals we see in a meeting room - the furtive looks, the eye contact or the nodding heads. That's why asking open questions is one of the most critical skills a manager of a remote team can possess. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Take your team from 'me' to 'we' Understanding why other people operate the way they do is fundamental to any effective team. That's why one of the keys for teams wanting to unlock their success and come together in pursuit of a shared goal is individual self-awareness. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Passing on the skill of ageing Western societies need a new attitude towards ageing. Because if we continue to sideline and box-in people after their so-called retirement, the cost of containment will bankrupt us all. Thu, 15 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Seven ways to assess your perspective taking You can’t motivate people or negotiate effectively without perspective taking - being able to step outside our own experience and consider something from another person’s point of view. Mon, 12 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Moving beyond the hazards of human bias Human beings can be both blind to the obvious and blind to their blindness. So the great promise of Artificial Intelligence is that it can move us move beyond the limits of our human biases. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:30 GMT Tapping into the power of oratory When you're preparing to give a presentation, have you ever stopped to consider that what's going on in the back of your mind is likely to have a big impact on its chance of being a success? Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Spanning the boundaries that limit organisational innovativeness Multinational organisations span many boundaries - geographic, cultural and institutional. So key to their effectiveness is the ability to bridge these divides while retaining their diversity and local uniqueness. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Digital transformation: from worker to gamer Digital transformation is likely to bring with it a dramatic reduction in traditional employment. But will also see the emergence of a radically different economic role: that of the gamer. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Office politics when you're not in an office People who work remotely often view the absence of office politics as a real plus. But they’re wrong. Understanding organizational and inter-personal dynamics is a critical part of that thing called ‘work’. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 10:30 GMT Leadership Is a journey, not a destination Whether you are a leader of today or tomorrow, thinking consciously about leadership is essential. Every context requires different talents and skills, so leaders must learn to adjust themselves along the way. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT The human-machine symbiosis Machines are becoming more humanlike. But rather than posing a threat to mankind, could this reformulation of the human-machine symbiosis spark a renaissance of humanity? Wed, 24 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Are you managing your boss? Your relationship with your boss requires careful management. You need to building a cooperative working relationship and understand their needs and working style if you're going to make it work. Fri, 19 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Twelve ways to cure procrastination The number one reason we often fail to achieve what we know in our hearts we could is procrastination. Here are a a variety of approaches to help you confront what can be a complicated beast. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 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 "resolutions" you should at least consider for your remote team. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT What you say. What your customers think Have you ever stopped to think what glib scripted responses to customer enquiries say about your business? Perhaps you should try waiting in your own queues or dealing with your own call centre. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT An evolutionary leap in human intelligence? Digital Transformation is arguably the most far-reaching socio-economic revolution in human history. But most of us remain blind to the real magnitude of the changes this will bring. Thu, 04 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Resolutions and the blame game This year, as every year, almost everyone who make New Year's resolutions will have given up or failed by Valentine's Day. And that's because we get stuck in a victim mentality that stops us following through on our intentions. Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:30 GMT Is blockchain the future of IT? Because it extinguishes the ‘power of one’, blockchain is game-changing systems architecture that looks set to revolutionize the way we build IT systems. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:30 GMT The best gift this Christmas Want to do something nice for your team this holiday season? How about helping them do nothing at all - or at the very least, a bit less - even if you have to enforce it strenuously. Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:30 GMT The theory thing Management theories are constantly changing because our business world is in a state of eternal flux. So if business leaders can’t change their ways of thinking, they risk being left behind by the march of history. Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:30 GMT Corporate heaven: the authentizotic organisation We hear a lot about ‘purpose’ and ‘meaning’, but how can we create organisations where people find meaning in, and are captivated by, their work? Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:30 GMT A whole new ballgame? Adopting remote teams might seem like a whole new ball game, but it’s the same game - just played on a slightly different field. The WHAT doesn’t really change, it's the HOW that's different. Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:30 GMT Is communication the problem, or teamwork? Sometimes we can get fooled into thinking that poor communication is a problem when it’s really a symptom of something much more profound: poor organizational design that undermines the ability of people to work in teams. Tue, 05 Dec 2017 10:30 GMT Digital transformation or digital destruction? Two fundamental issues need to be addressed if we want to avoid digital transformation going wrong and turning into digital destruction. Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:30 GMT