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Facebook friends lists: How do you compartmentalize your digital life?

I'm curious to hear how everyone organizes their Facebook friends lists, and how they figure out which posts/content to disclose to which parties. How do you use your lists? What is your system? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Aug 31, 2014 - 17 answers

Help me GTD: Analysis Paralysis Applications & GTD

Help me implement GTD in a manageable fashion. I get lost in details, and need help keeping track of the pieces. I have access to web apps and a shiny new ipad air. Snowflakes inside. Tell me what has worked for you, and please offer practical advice. [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Jul 1, 2014 - 7 answers

New Teacher Hired, Pissing Off Veteran Staff, Help?

I'm in my first year as a principal at a special needs high school and recently, the school director (above me organizationally) hired a new teacher who isn't quite fitting in. Far too many staff members have approached me and basically, this new teacher is pissing a lot of people off. It's not worthwhile to get into specifics, but it is fair to say that their issues are valid and this new teacher acts like a know-it-all, she's fairly abrasive and dismissive to seasoned staff. These teachers are well-respected in our field and great at their jobs. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Apr 15, 2014 - 23 answers

Research showing that *any* office rearrangement improves productivity?

Some years ago, I read about a study on workplace productivity, set up to test the effect of a new office layout (or perhaps some other physical feature of work environment). They changed to the new layout, and productivity jumped up. Over the following months, however, productivity tailed off to the original levels. So they changed the layout back to the original one. Again, productivity spiked suddenly and gradually declined back to the baseline. It was concluded that, whatever the relative merits of different office arrangements, the very act of making a change causes a temporary productivity increase. Does anyone know where I can find this study? [more inside]
posted by pont on Mar 4, 2014 - 3 answers

What does simple project management look like?

What does "Project Management Light" look like? Are there good resources out there team members can read/watch/etc? Background and requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Feb 19, 2014 - 11 answers

What can an organization do when it's best employees disengage?

I work for a large government agency where the "management cadre" is separate from the "professional cadre." Top- level professionals make as much or more than managers, at least up to the middle levels. More and more people are deciding to stay in their professional or "field" jobs, so managers are now coming from outside, with little substantive experience, and get overwhelmed almost immediately. When they founder, as is more often the case, there are few ambitious people under them looking for an opportunity to shine by taking on extra responsibilities, so they just keep chewing up the scenery. The fact that it is next to impossible to fire anyone at any level for any reason means there is little incentive for anyone to change, and the crappy economy means nobody wants to let go of a good salary, not to mention a great pension. Lather, rinse, repeat. Have you ever been part of this dynamic, and if so, how did you handle it? Have you ever seen an organization dig itself out once the situation got to that point? What constructive actions can the professionals in this scenario take, short of taking on responsibilities that don't belong to them ( and that they don't have the authority to carry out anyway)? [more inside]
posted by rpfields on Feb 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Best software or websites to manage my small company

First of all, if there are better places on the internet where I should ask these types of questions about project and company management, please let me know. You guys are awesome, but I have plenty of other types of questions I'd like to ask in here, and, plus, I need to find the best source for answers to specific questions like this and fast. I need the proper technological solution for managing the flow of tasks and information of an entire company. The company is about 20 people in the office (half of them engineers) and about the same in the fab shop, so it's small. I am not the owner, but the oft-ignored second-in-command. See my other questions (here and here) for more details about my specific working situation. Right now, the company can only be described as chaotic. We have taken probably on probably too much work, people (especially me) aren't aware of what others are doing, collaboration takes place in inefficient bursts in the conference room, and the massive amount of information we generate per job and in the rest of the business is never easily found when needed. The owner causes a lot of these problems with his capricious style of running the business and tends to only add to the entropy, but I think that centralization of information and communication may save it before it's too late. I need the proper tool or tools to do this. I'll discuss where I am thus far, and we can go from there. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 29, 2013 - 7 answers

Best Project Management Solution (maybe able to export MS Project files)

Are there any websites or programs that can read and export MS Project .mpp files that are more affordable and just as capable as MS Project? Failing that, what's a good online website that can achieve the same effect of building the chart for the customer and maybe even allowing them to collaborate with us on it? We're a small company whose customers often like to see and modify MS Project files at the beginning of a project. Project is expensive and locked to one computer per license, and I don't feel like installing it on lots of computers here when most of the users will use it maybe 1% of the time. Plus, none of us know how to fully extract all the value from this expensive software to justify it. I'd like a solution more tailored to our small needs that still will satisfy our customers. I'm also open to other project management solutions as detailed below. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 9, 2013 - 3 answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Is Motel Manager a Decent Job for Me Based on my Goals??

Through a friend I have been offered the opportunity to work at a "mom and pop" 60 bed motel that has a fitness center, pool, and serves meals. It averages decent ratings from guests. I'm up for the challenge but I'm no spring chicken. I lost a good paying position in the recession in 208 and subsequently had to drop out of a Ph.D program just before comps- and it looks like I won't be finishing that degree any time soon, because I currently work in a call center and can't even afford a car. [more inside]
posted by Piscean on Sep 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Cloud Based Document Management System

Cloud based Document Management System (DMS): what is the lastest and greatest (Mid 2012)? [more inside]
posted by Slackjaw37 on Jun 22, 2012 - 3 answers

Standards that cover rust maintenance and management

Are there any standards (OSHA, ANSI, IMC, or NEC come to mind) that govern an employers responsibility to ensure that rust in old building structures do not create a hazardous work environment? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Apr 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Wanted: Minions (Equal Opportunity Employer!)

Human Resources Voodoo: How does one land a supervisory position without ever having really supervised anyone? [more inside]
posted by jph on Jan 10, 2012 - 7 answers

Any jobs that deal with classifying or indexing information?

Please help me come up with jobs where the main duty is organizing or classifying information. [more inside]
posted by stedman15 on Dec 6, 2011 - 13 answers

Advice for new manager

Hello...I'm thinking of applying for a manager position but hesitate because not sure I'm ready or that my skin is thick enough. Anyway, I'm interested in finding resources for new managers that might help me determine whether I am willing to take on this new challenge now. I saw a similar thread but it was back in 2007 so I am wondering if there have been any recent resources in particular that you would recommend.
posted by lirael2008 on Sep 17, 2011 - 11 answers

How much time do you spend budgeting and tracking spending?

How much time do you spend each week or month budgeting, tracking spending, thinking about your money, paying bills, etc.? These are tasks that I hate, and I , therefore, do not dedicate enough time to do them. Right now money comes in (paychecks are automatically deposited into my checking and savings accounts) and money goes out (bills are paid automatically by my banks and I spend cash and use my debit card). However, I'm not tracking everything I spend (I know that I should be), and I'm not budgeting for the future. I have a (very) small savings, but basically live paycheck to paycheck. I know that tracking spending and budgeting are the way out of this trap, but I'm loathe to get started (again--I've tried before), because of how much time I anticipate it will take. If you are tracking spending and budgeting on a regular (weekly?) basis, how much time does this activity take in order to have a clear picture of your finances and adequately plan for the future? Thanks in advance for your replies.
posted by buddylove on Sep 14, 2011 - 21 answers

Web Developer or Project Manager?

I'm an exhausted hybrid web developer/project manager/computer support person and would like to specialize. Please advise me. [more inside]
posted by JuliaKM on Sep 5, 2011 - 4 answers

Los Angeles rental (mis)management

Inept Los Angeles apartment management accounting, part 2: they now claim the $26 we owe them is from January 2010. My new question is: is it even legit that they are making this claim after 1.5 years? Is there a time limit? [more inside]
posted by mandymanwasregistered on Aug 8, 2011 - 12 answers

How to deal with a team member who seems to make a point of disagreeing with and questioning everying I do?

What's the best way to deal with a team member who insists on being uncooperative and confrontational regardless of the approach taken to resolve the sitation at either a team or personal level? [more inside]
posted by NeonSurge on Jul 24, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me quit my company. Or not?

I've all but decided to leave the job I'm working at currently. I've been passively looking for jobs, but this activity is becoming less and less passive. I need some advice about how to do this gracefully and professionally. And possibly, I need some help feeling less guilty about it. [more inside]
posted by The Eponymous Pseudonymous Rex on Mar 29, 2011 - 8 answers

How to best manage condo finances?

How are you managing finances in your small condo association? Do you use something like Quickbooks, or maybe just spreadsheets? [more inside]
posted by Right On Red on Mar 23, 2011 - 4 answers

Bad and good experiences with Collabtive

Your experience with Collabtive: I want to know. Should I put up with it for a month and a half, or go with the Bugzilla I already have? [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Mar 12, 2011 - 2 answers

No, I'm just here because I like cubicles

How do I work with a work situation where I came in to a newly created management position, and 9 months later, I'm still constantly hitting roadblocks, still having trouble asserting myself, and can't stop dreaming about quitting? [more inside]
posted by Zophi on Mar 1, 2011 - 9 answers

It's our responsibility to authoritatively negotiate market-driven technology so that we may conveniently build low-risk high-yield opportunities to stay competitive in tomorrow's world.

I'm a details-oriented guy. It seems that most people in management positions (who I assume are the ones making the big bucks) mostly talk in vague generalities. Can I, the details guy, move up make the big bucks too? Will that require rewiring myself not to sweat the details? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Jan 20, 2011 - 26 answers

Gen Y professional obliviousness - what's a good manager to do?

What to do about an oblivious young employee abusing a lenient work environment? [more inside]
posted by nadise on Jan 15, 2011 - 60 answers

Problem Management Tracking Tool

I am implementing problem management within our business. Looking for a recommended, scalable, configurable problem management tracking tool. [more inside]
posted by multiphrenic on Dec 17, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me create champion team

In two weeks I'll be starting a new job (in the same organisation I work for now) setting up and managing a new team. What can I do right from the start to build a great team? [more inside]
posted by girlgenius on Nov 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Get me my bike back

How can I recover / get reimbursed for my stolen bicycle? [more inside]
posted by KB.Boston_implant.By way of NY on Sep 27, 2010 - 9 answers

What software do you use to manage your small ad agency?

If you work at a small ad agency (print / interactive), what software do you use to manage the place? [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Jul 23, 2010 - 6 answers

My head is cluttered with thoughts

I'm going back to school. But I keep have this weird feeling that I don't know what I'm doing, even though I've got it all planned out, but my thinking keeps getting sloppy and jumping. Please help me figure out how to organize my next steps. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 15, 2010 - 5 answers

Sandwich rage: what the 3@$!! do I pack for my lunch???

Can anyone point me to a source of packed/brown-bag lunch recipes that genuinely take no more than 5 minutes to prepare, and aren't overreliant on peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches? Bonus points if it isn't all mimsy about low-fat mayonnaise and such. Also I only have an English freezer, so batch pre-prep is out. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jul 9, 2010 - 33 answers

Property Management Software

What is the best property management software for handling ~100 units, with multiple tenants per unit, and online access to data? [more inside]
posted by adamdrici on Jul 2, 2010 - 6 answers

Acting Manager position has come up, I'm a hesitant senior staff: what would you do?

We have two managers in our dept: one was just promoted. They are seeking an Acting manager for 2 mos. I don't want to be a manager, but I'm one of the most senior staff. Please help me stop freaking out. [more inside]
posted by SarahbytheSea on Jun 14, 2010 - 13 answers

This is not the right side of the bed.

What are some good strategies for fixing things when you started out on slightly bad terms? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on May 31, 2010 - 19 answers

What are the "critical numbers" on "Open Book" management?

What's it like to work in or own a business that uses the "open book" financial management system? [more inside]
posted by webhund on May 14, 2010 - 2 answers

looking for a contact management system

I am looking for an inexpensive contact management solution. I am on a PC and would love to use FileMaker Pro, but it is too expensive. Any ideas? Thanks
posted by cg1 on May 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Pain, pain, Go Away!

HEY MOMS--Did you have, or are you suffering from, postpartum joint pain? Find anything helpful to relieve it? I thought I was either a wimp (very likely) or a whiner (not so much, really, I swear!) or that this was all psychosomatic (thanks a lot, brain) Help a girl out here...no one mentioned all this pain was coming. [more inside]
posted by fyrebelley on Apr 29, 2010 - 18 answers

Going Paperless and need a Document Imaging Service

What document imaging company do you recommend that is user-friendly, cheap, and secure? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Dec 25, 2009 - 6 answers

Sharing photomanagement tags and goodies in a network

I know this was previously discussed in two posts, but perhaps there are updates. I need photo management software that will allow me to view tags, updates and edits within an network. [more inside]
posted by lifeonholidae on Dec 23, 2009 - 4 answers

How should I describe, modify, and measure an organizational process?

What resources can I read to understand topics like scientific management, organisational workflows, and other ways of describing and monitoring processes made up of actors communicating amongst themselves to produce an end product? [more inside]
posted by pbh on Dec 18, 2009 - 14 answers

Need software that does project management, email marketing and advanced analytics

I am looking for an email management program (like campaign monitor) that also includes email analytics (like google analytics) and project management tools (like basecamp). I am in a small marketing department at a non-profit that relies heavily on email (100K+/month messages sent). My google-fu has failed me so far, I can't find anything that has all three components. Does anyone know of a one stop shop that does this? Also open to a using several programs as long as we can get them to work with each other.
posted by Incy on Oct 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me rebuild my office helpdesk/workflow setup.

TechFilter: I'm part of a medium-sized IT support company and we're looking at some new helpdesk/workflow management software. What advice can you give on your setup or software you are currently working with? [more inside]
posted by de1mar on Oct 14, 2009 - 8 answers

Reporter's notebook

Journalists' notes: how do they take them, store them and reference them later? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Sep 25, 2009 - 10 answers

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