Tips for Managing Employees Who Work from Home

Emma Worden,

Managing employees is never easy. As more and more workers move away from the traditional office space in favor of remote work, team management is becoming even harder. But with many companies taking on remote staff, it’s essential to learn a different management style aligned with this type of employee. And to do it successfully, here are some tips for managing employees who work from home.

3 Smart Strategies to Bring Out Your Team’s Potential

Dwight Mihalicz,

Assembling a team can be a difficult task. There are all kinds of problems that may arise once people start working together. Certain personalities may clash, expectations may turn out to be too high, and employees could end up struggling to give their best every day.

As the one who hired them so they can contribute to the bottom line of your organization,  your team is your accountability. Fortunately, you can help your employees to improve their performance — and it’s not by merely demanding better work. A more efficient way of achieving the results you need is by making your team want to do better, instead of making them feel like they have to do better. Here are three smart strategies to bring out your team’s potential:

Dwight Mihalicz elected as new CMC-Global Chair

Dwight Mihalicz,

Dwight Mihalicz addresses delegates after his election is announced

Milan, Italy. At its Annual Meeting of Delegates held in Milan, Italy, Dwight Mihalicz FCMC was elected as Chair of CMC-Global (the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) for a 3 year term. Dwight recently served as CMC-Global treasurer (5 years) and now assumes the lead of this global association of 50 national Institutes of Management Consulting (IMCs). 

Bad Bosses Destroy Good Staff

Dwight Mihalicz,

Good leadership is often missing from the workplace these days, and it’s one of the main reasons for employee unhappiness. To paraphrase and repurpose Tolstoy’s famous opening of Anna Karenina, we could say those good bosses are all alike, but each lousy boss is terrible in their way. In other words, there are key attributes and traits of a good boss and leader — but when those are missing, you get a terrible boss who could exhibit any number and combination of negative leadership traits.

While employees may feel like they’re wrong for blaming their unhappiness on the boss, the fact remains that a bad boss can destroy good staff. Almost every employee has been in this situation. Sadly, most bosses have also been in this situation, and this is where they probably learned the traits of being a bad boss.

Clear Accountability in Organizations: 4 Tips to Achieve It

Dwight Mihalicz,

Accountability can be almost a magical thing — when everyone in an organization is accountable, that’s when you know you’re doing something right as a leader. Unfortunately, the comparison goes both ways in the sense that this kind of organizational accountability can be a rare sight.

While some business professionals may argue that accountability is an intrinsic quality of every team member, effective managers know that it can be encouraged and nurtured. There’s only one requirement, but it poses a tremendous task: designing the work environment to nurture a culture of accountability. Here are our four tips to achieve active accountability in organizations:

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