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Professional education/seminars?

My employer has allocated $500/year as a benefit to me for training. I have not used it yet this year - suggestions? Areas I'd like to focus on - accounting, excel, QuickBooks, management training. I'm open to other things if they would be useful. [more inside]
posted by sockpuppetfairy on Jul 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Can you recommend a media asset management solution for small workgroup?

Looking for software suggestions for a media asset management system for a small workgroup setting, mostly on OS X hardware. [more inside]
posted by spitbull on Jul 17, 2013 - 8 answers

Received promotion with disappointing pay raise. Should I ask for more?

Just received a long-awaited promotion. However, the accompanying pay raise was a massive disappointment, and now I'm strongly considering looking for a new job. Is it worth it to ask for more money? If not, should I stay at my current company or find a new job? [more inside]
posted by apostate street preacher on Jul 15, 2013 - 17 answers

What's "normal" anger?

You are a person who has a normal, healthy, societally-standard relationship with anger. What does that look like? How do you express it? How frequently? How do people around you respond to it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2013 - 28 answers

How do I become a pointy-haired boss?

I'm on the job market and I want to move up in the world, managing other people. Tell me how to come across as a capable leader, especially in an interview. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 4, 2013 - 6 answers

A friend has an issue with online reputation

What is the best way to damage-control, or manage an online reputation damaged by press coverage of an event stemming from youthful, bad-decision making? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2013 - 19 answers

Limiting a single OSX Application's use?

Does an OSX app exist which will limit the use of a single application? Nothing in the parental controls seems to be able to limit time spent in a given application. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Jun 23, 2013 - 4 answers

What do you know about being management in a union environment?

I may, in the future, have the opportunity to move to a management role in a union environment at a state university. Some state universities have professional unions and some have service employee unions. Do you have experience working or managing in an environment like this? How is it different from working in a non-union academic environment? If I were to make a move like this, how could I be the best manager for both union and non-union people possible?
posted by eleanna on Jun 22, 2013 - 11 answers

Should I Pursue a CPPB Designation in Canada?

Is this purchasing designation known and sought after among SCM professionals in Canada? [more inside]
posted by Deodand on Jun 19, 2013 - 1 answer

Security Reporting Management System? Guard Patrol Administration?

I've been tasked with creating (well, refactoring and redesigning) a web app for managing a security company. It includes call logs, encounter reports, regions, locations, duties (patrols), various kinds of bulletins, and other things. If I were to search for existing software that covers the same purpose, what would I search for? What is this kind of thing called? [more inside]
posted by WasabiFlux on Jun 14, 2013 - 5 answers

Dependent Calendaring - Scheduling Reading Schedules, Episode Views, Etc

I have a need for dependent calendaring – maybe this is the domain of project management software, but such seems more elaborate than what I need. But any ideas or solutions would be appreciated. I’ll go into a little more detail inside to explain what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Jun 14, 2013 - 2 answers

MBA and MBA-like programs: Looking for your experiences

My company will pay for my graduate management degree, so it seems wise to take them up on the offer. Can you give me advice from your MBA or MBA-like program experience? [more inside]
posted by BeeDo on May 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Seeking Upper, Upper Management at a Fortune 500 Oil & Gas Company

The facts: I'm a reservoir engineer at a Fortune 500 oil and gas company. I have six years of experience. I have a BS in Petroleum Engineering from a top school. I've been told I'm on the fast track to management. I've also been told that unless I get an MBA, I'll reach a point in my career one day (maybe 10-15 years in the future) where I can't rise any higher. The question: I realize that there is no black-and-white answer here, but I'm looking for general advice on if I should get my MBA, so as not to plateau in my career advancement possibilities at a major oil and gas firm. Is an MBA generally considered to be a requirement for reaching the upper echelons of management at a Fortune 500? Are enough of my peers getting an MBA that it will be hard to complete with them if I don't also have one? Any advice you can offer, especially with respect to the oil and gas world, would be helpful (that said, advice on Fortune 500's in general is welcome as well). Obviously, getting an MBA is a major personal, professional, and financial commitment, so I want to consider all of the angles. What gives me pause is that when I look at some of the executives in positions I'd like to one day be in (general managers, VPs, or higher), some do not have MBAs.
posted by Shaitan on May 29, 2013 - 17 answers

Looking for advice on moving on up (moving on up!). No east side.

Tips on becoming a good manager? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on May 27, 2013 - 9 answers

Books for 30-something researcher suddenly in a management job

Can you recommend a book for a newly-promoted researcher who isn't used to managing a team? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on May 20, 2013 - 9 answers

Collaborative Project Management for Small-Scale Freelancers

I'm having trouble finding up-to-date resources for managing tasks. I freelance and handle about 3 clients that want to push through dozens of small tasks and projects each week. Is there anything with the functionality of basecamp but on a much smaller scale? A well-designed template for a collaborative task list via google documents would work too. [more inside]
posted by c on May 14, 2013 - 8 answers

How to implement a digital asset management system for a small company

I work for an organization that has lots of photos and videos but no system to manage that. I have introduced the idea of using a system like Resourcespace to achieve this goal. What areas could I study to implement this most effectively? Any books, journals, associations or anything that covers effective metadata and content management? [more inside]
posted by andendau on Apr 20, 2013 - 2 answers

Thriving as a small brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer?

How can a small (3-5 employees) brick and mortar/e-commerce B2C retailer survive and thrive in an increasingly competitive market (outdoors/sports products) when it cannot compete on price? Any good examples of small companies doing just that? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis on Apr 15, 2013 - 5 answers

Ideas to energize & excite employees of a large traditional organization

Hoping you can share some ideas or things you have observed companies do to energize and excite their organizations. Please note that ideas that work for young organizations like google may not work for me since I am trying to do this in a very traditional, large and old (over 100 years in business) organization. One idea that comes to mind is hiring relatively younger employees for senior management positions. Perhaps having more team outings might help as well. I would welcome any suggestions. Thanks in advance!
posted by r2d2 on Apr 13, 2013 - 26 answers

The paperless life, on Linux

Is there an integrated system that will let me digitize scraps of paper very quickly? The intended use case would be removing the paper clutter from a busy person's desk. Household uses Linux, Android phones, an iPad and a Mac. [more inside]
posted by themel on Apr 7, 2013 - 10 answers

What UK Legal Implications are there with documenting bad service online

What are the legal implications if I start a blog documenting the poor service my property manager provides, and asking others to share their opinions of this firm? I can speak for the factual accuracy of my own experiences (I have their letters and invoices etc, as well as my responses), but what about others? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Mar 21, 2013 - 4 answers

project management integrated with email

Why can't I simply *email* pdfs or a quick status update to a 'project timeline'? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Mar 18, 2013 - 5 answers

Need to set up best-practices for Help Desk/NOC Monitoring team

I will be managing a remote Indian Infrastructure Support Help Desk. Not a call center, but we'll be handling all Tier I issues for Desktop and NOC operations for a major US client. I'm trying to come up with a document to detail the *"best practices" for connecting to their network*. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Mar 11, 2013 - 1 answer

well known examples of power corrupts

Help me with my ten year old sons school project ! I'd like to find people - as well known as possible - to whom the adage "power tends to corrupt, absolute power corrupts absolutely" . So an ideal example would be someone who started off with good intentions and then on gaining power started behaving poorly . Also ideally once they'd turned nasty their actions would not be so despicable that you wouldn't mind explaining them to a ten year old Thanks
posted by southof40 on Mar 9, 2013 - 38 answers

Can things that count be counted?

I work in education and I've always tended to view the whole strategic planning, action plans, targets, success criteria thing with extreme cynicism. However, I have to engage with this stuff more and more and feel my cynicism needs to be better informed. Is there any evidence that these processes make for better or more successful organisations AND/OR what are the most convincing critiques? Educational context good but not essential and I'm interested in a range of perspectives - sociological, economic, psychological etc.
posted by janecr on Mar 9, 2013 - 2 answers

Government of Mexico's Disaster Risk Management Strategy

I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have information on how the Government of Mexico was able to convince it's citizens that investing in disaster risk management (DRM) insurance/cat bond schemes was worthy of their tax money? [more inside]
posted by msk1985 on Mar 8, 2013 - 2 answers

Are entrepreneurs employable?

Will the entrepreneurial work I've been dedicating the bulk of my time and energy to make me look hirable if I ever decide to get a "real job"? Or will it look like a potential liability and put me at a disadvantage? What will I be qualified for? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Mar 4, 2013 - 6 answers

Get off the floor Mr. Harman.

How historically accurate is the portrayal of the interaction between the worker/labor class and the sales/middle class in the British sitcom 'Are You Being Served?" [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Feb 18, 2013 - 19 answers

Professional certificate in Project Management or Green Belt in 6 Sigma

Professional certificate in Project Management or Green Belt in 6 Sigma, which one is better for the resume or the career in general? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Feb 12, 2013 - 11 answers

CMS VS POD

Content Management Systems allow users to manage/publish web content. A Print on Demand system allows users manage/publish print content. I need a single system that does both. [more inside]
posted by pmaxwell on Feb 10, 2013 - 3 answers

Hey you're in my workspace

Advice sought on solving a workplace dispute between several departments [more inside]
posted by sock, the puppet on Jan 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Best tools for setting up online store for CSA-type produce business?

You have an online store where customers pay in, say, monthly subscriptions. The customers are able to manage their account online. You also sell a few other items as one-offs via a webstore. None of this requires shipping as your customers pick up in person. What sorts of programs are you using? How do you deal with credit cards? What should this all cost? Any opinions about programs such as Member Assembler, CSAware, Farmigo or DeliveryBizPro? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 23, 2013 - 6 answers

Work Goals?

I am supposed to come up with a few personal and a few team goals for a meeting at work. I am someone who always leaves the "Objective" section of resume blank because this stuff is alien to me. Anyone have any insight into management expectations with this stuff? [more inside]
posted by polywomp on Jan 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Workload management software for a consultant team?

I'm stepping into a new role at work in which I'll manage a team of consultants. Each consultant will work on a few projects at once, each with its own start date, duration, total number of hours, etc. Is there some software out there that can help me track their activity? [more inside]
posted by donblood on Jan 17, 2013 - 9 answers

How to reconcile citations?

I need to make sure that all the works I cite in my dissertation are included in the references section at the end. What is your super streamlined and efficient method? [more inside]
posted by kochenta on Jan 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Property Management in Utah

what is a good property management companies in Utah? [more inside]
posted by birdlips on Jan 3, 2013 - 1 answer

Do you use Kanban for personal productivity?

Do you use Kanban as your personal productivity system? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Dec 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Unattended program installation options in a home context?

I'd like to automate installation of windows programs. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 26, 2012 - 5 answers

My employer stole my money?

How to pursue check theft with my employer [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on Dec 13, 2012 - 28 answers

Is this too good to be true?

You've seen sales companies that bring you in, train you to sell for them, and after a certain amount of time train you to manage a team. Is this a viable pursuit or is there a catch? [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Dec 8, 2012 - 14 answers

Preparing to be a manager?

Questions for my boss's boss about preparing to be a manager? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2012 - 8 answers

I need a way to manage a collection of physical objects online. A digital library!

I've been put in charge of a small catalog of games, books and other knick knacks. I need a way to catalog, store and manage the checkout of these items. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Nov 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Is employee conduct or disciplinary standings protected information in B.C.?

[YANML] Are private sector managers in British Columbia restricted in what they can discuss amongst themselves with regards to employee's conduct or disciplinary actions taken as a result? [more inside]
posted by pahalial on Nov 16, 2012 - 1 answer

Help my husband improve employee morale and learn to be a great manager.

Help my husband improve employee morale and learn to be a great manager. [more inside]
posted by picapica on Nov 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me define and write a scope for my job!

Help me plan a Tier I HelpDesk implementation/startup/Scope [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Oct 30, 2012 - 5 answers

How do I review my manager without repercussions.

How honest can I afford to be in my upward manager review when he will know instantly that it's me? I have real issues to address but fear repercussions. And yes, it's supposedly anonymous. [more inside]
posted by Toto_tot on Oct 29, 2012 - 26 answers

Water damage issues.

Water damage due to an defective appliance. Unit is a townhouse, property management company won't file claim, saying it's my responsibility. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by wongcorgi on Oct 22, 2012 - 13 answers

Recommended anti-histamines for year-round allergy sufferer?

Allergy filter: I have year-round allergies. Loratadine works wonders for me, but I develop an immunity in about a month or so. Which other non-drowsy antihistamines would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Oct 21, 2012 - 19 answers

I am trying to track everything I listen to over several years through iTunes. Help.

I would like to access my entire iTunes library (stored at home) at work in such a way that when I listen to a track, its play count in iTunes goes up. Am I missing something easy or is this harder to do than it should be? [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Oct 18, 2012 - 13 answers

More money would be nice, but I'd rather a better job.

In a couple of days I will be going to my boss's boss to ask for changes to my work. In the last ten years I have generally either freelanced or worked in government jobs where this is simply not done. How do you actually go about this kind of negotiation? [more inside]
posted by deadwax on Oct 8, 2012 - 7 answers

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