Productivity For Managers: Daily Goals, Not Distant Ones

08.29.2013 Business

One of the best lessons about management and managing people I learned not in business, but in the classroom. As a graduate teaching assistant I knew how to give the students assignments to write papers. But I also saw them struggle to do the writing and produce good results. An experienced teacher and classroom observer […]

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Productivity For Managers: If Your Staff Looks Busy All Of The Time, Something Is Probably Wrong

08.26.2013 Business

This one is for managers and supervisors. Here’s a simple test that may be revealing: when you walk around, do the people you manage ALWAYS look busy? Even on a factory floor there are pauses, lulls, and interruptions. In the cube farms of the modern office (which I detest), real work isn’t accomplished by the […]

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