Are you swamped? It’s easy these days to get overloaded since so many organizations are trimming back and focusing on doing more with less. That doesn’t mean you have to do it all.
It happens to all of us. Sometimes, the right way to fix a project is to cancel it. Making the decision to do so, though, has to be more than a gut response.
Allowing employees to work from home or other remote locations is often touted as a way to keep workers more engaged and retain key employees. With more than 3.3 million working remotely, or about 2.
As challenging as managing people can be, managing work when you don’t have formal authority over the people doing it can be even more challenging.
There’s never been a time in history like today where four generations have worked together alongside each other. As a team leader, that can present you with many challenges since your team could be comprised of older Traditional and Baby …
Have you ever seen a brainstorming session go south in an instant just because one person made an off hand comment? Someone saying “You’re right, but…” can stop a discussion in a few seconds flat.
It happens in every organization. Two leaders of two different teams just can’t get along. It’s wreaking havoc among the other teams. Things are just a mess. As the program manager, you’ve been asked to fix the situation.
Change. Any business would stagnate and die without it. It happens so quickly these days and is often out of our control. Sometimes you probably feel like screaming, “Slow down, I want to get off!”
A team-based culture is the best type of organizational structure in my opinion, but you have to make sure you understand the disadvantages when you are starting out — it’s definitely not a panacea.
One of the biggest challenges for a team leader is finding the balance between making a decision and letting the team make a decision. If your organization has decided to become more team-based, it can be a struggle to determine …