Bad Managers Don’t Want to Become Better Managers

Bad managers are bad news. Among other things, their behavior can reduce efficiency and productivity, lower morale, and increase turnover.   The problem often begins with how managers are hired or promoted Previous high performance in a relevant job role Tenure with a company or overall years of experience These might be great reasons to hire a candidate or reward […]

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Should Companies Ban Facebook and Other Internet Time-Wasters?

The internet can be a distraction. 60% of companies report that they have needed to discipline employees because of their browsing habits, and more than 30% have actually had to fire people because of it. The majority of organizations surveyed consider employee internet use to be a serious issue. About 60% have policies restricting internet use, while the remaining 40% […]

Have You Been Tricked by the Line Crossing Illusion?

Imagine this situation: a manager asks an employee if they can come in to work on Saturday. The employee might take offense to the request. “Why did you ask me? Is it because of [fill in the blank]? You don’t think I have a life outside of work?” The manager might then take offense to a no. “You think you’re […]

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