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Quick and easy task management software.

Task management: help me find just the right iPhone/web app, please. To get you started, I love Taskpaper, but... [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas on Mar 1, 2012 - 11 answers

I think I'm losing my mind

I still have my eyesight (for now), but the diagnosis has triggered serious anger and midlife crisis issues. [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Feb 25, 2012 - 23 answers

No, I do not want to purchase a widget from you. Shut up.

At work, I get calls from salespeople. It's part of my job, but I really loathe dealing with salespeople...especially over the phone. Please help me to not be so psychotic about it. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Feb 21, 2012 - 34 answers

Service firm workflow software

Project, workflow, and customer management tools for web design and service firm? I want to manage (many) small web projects through design, approval and launch steps, then have billing attached. [more inside]
posted by mtstover on Feb 16, 2012 - 2 answers

How can I decline a raise request, yet still maintain employee morale?

Small business owners: Is it possible to turn down a request for a raise from employees, yet maintain workplace morale? On the flip side, have you been turned down for a raise, but stayed in your position? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 - 42 answers

Why is there a seeming paucity of Asian management gurus?

Why is there a seeming paucity of Asian management gurus? [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Feb 8, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me get demoted!

I am meeting with my District Manager soon to ask for a demotion. Hivemind, what are your experiences doing so? Probably too many details inside. [more inside]
posted by jeffrygardner on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Is there a way to visually organize database tables (and saved queries and views)?

I have a wonderful (Oracle) SQL database and I use Navicat Lite to crunch around in it. My problem is that I'm staring at lists of 50+ tables, 60+ saved queries, 10+ views, etc. Is there anything I can do to somehow organise things in a visually pleasing and/or functional way? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 2, 2012 - 4 answers

Do public status updates work for an engineering team?

Apparently many successful software companies have processes where engineers write daily status updates that are publicly visible. Google has a system called 'Snippets' and Facebook has 'Colbert'. Any insiders want to share their experience with such reporting tools? Does anyone know of any resources that describe the pros and cons, nut and bolts of these processes? [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Jan 30, 2012 - 11 answers

A web-based publishing system for a school?

I like the idea of a content management system for an elementary school, so students can write and publish in a clean system with a back-end database. Help me understand the dimensions of the idea. [more inside]
posted by argybarg on Jan 28, 2012 - 3 answers

PhD For Management Experience

How Can I Spin My PhD As Management Experience? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2012 - 15 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

How many layers of organization and management are there to running a mammoth operation like Disneyland for a day?

How many layers of organization and management are there to running a mammoth operation like Disneyland for a day? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jan 3, 2012 - 7 answers

Can you recommend a forum where management strategy can be discussed? For example if I wanted to bounce ideas around appropriate project metrics?

Can you recommend a online forum where management strategy can be discussed? For example if I wanted to bounce ideas around appropriate project metrics? I know there are specific PM forums but I am wondering if there is a forum where managers sort of discuss their ideas etc. Something more general than a dedicated PM forum since my questions / discussions wont just relate to project management
posted by r2d2 on Dec 26, 2011 - 2 answers

this feels like an abusive relationship

Help me understand why this is not getting any better. Someone has given me nothing but signs that he thinks I'm incompetent. Then came an outstanding positive review. Yet I'm still not any happier nor do I care anymore to improve the relationship. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2011 - 24 answers

I'm the decider! Well, 1/2 of one, anyway. Is that ever a good idea?

i've been offered a co-directorship position for an International Scholars Office at an academic organization. I need help thinking through the pros and cons of accepting. Can co-directorships ever work? Would you ever want to be a co-director? [more inside]
posted by It's a Parasox on Dec 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Help me manage my time

Fiction writers with day jobs and lives: How do you organize your time to get your fiction written? [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Dec 14, 2011 - 16 answers

Inventing a promotion. Possible?

Machievelli Filter: I see an opportunity at my office. [more inside]
posted by Buffaload on Dec 13, 2011 - 14 answers

Magazine circulation data?

"Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation." Where can I find them all? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Dec 9, 2011 - 2 answers

Podcast/audio production and workflow: How-to guides and/or ideas? (Snowflakes inside.)

Podcast/audio production and workflow: How-to guides and/or ideas? (Snowflakes inside.) [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Dec 7, 2011 - 5 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

Online Resources for Academics?

I'm making a list of online apps and resources for academics – anything to help increase productivity, manage information, help with referencing and citation, class management or planning (more for instructors and TAs than students), research tools... maybe even smart phone applications. Any suggestions/recommendations? [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 3, 2011 - 18 answers

take this coworker and shove him

I'm leaving my job in part because of a toxic coworker. Do I tell my bosses the real reason for my departure, and how? [more inside]
posted by animalrainbow on Dec 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Cloud-based inventory management sites?

Basic, cloud-based inventory management and control system for vendors to update stock levels? [more inside]
posted by eggman on Nov 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Reach for the stars! Well, maybe not THAT star...

Can I apply for this managerial job, or am I reaching too far? [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Nov 15, 2011 - 10 answers

IT Inventory Asset Management for a small business

Free or inexpensive IT asset management for a small business. What is everyone out there using? [more inside]
posted by cowmix on Nov 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Hmm, lots of people here...

I've just become a new manager, help me understand/improve this public sector service delivery organisation. [more inside]
posted by greytape on Oct 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Which add-on window management utility should I get for Windows 7?

Which add-on window management utility should I get for Windows 7? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Oct 19, 2011 - 0 answers

Where to get more information about the culture of different software teams?

This insider perspective on the management culture at Google and Amazon by Steve Yegge is absolutely fascinating and educational. Where else can I get information like this on the culture of various software organizations? [more inside]
posted by unmodern on Oct 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Go to book on working with an assistant?

I am a busy executive level position in a small consulting firm. Business is booming and I'm in high demand - as such I am beginning to feel the need to hire an assistant to take some things off my plate and allow me to focus on some higher level thinking. Is there a respected book, resource, or school of thought on how to incorporate a personal / administrative assistant in to my personal workflow? [more inside]
posted by jlowen on Oct 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Fast and loose volunteer management

Jumping jesus on a pogo stick, we need a free volunteer management app. [more inside]
posted by Mrs Hilksom on Oct 3, 2011 - 7 answers

How to soften a stiff, bendy electronic cable?

Pet peeve: hardened, twisted electronic cables that come with brand new products. How can you soften them? [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on Sep 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Let's Manage These (Pictures) Openly?

I'd like to ask the Hive Mind's advice on the best way to manage my photography collection in an open and resusable fashion. [more inside]
posted by eb98jdb on Sep 26, 2011 - 2 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

Cheap but Quality M.S Finance Program in Europe

Looking for "cheap" but high quality masters/finance program in Europe(preferably), that has an emphasis on hedgefunds/quant/derivatives/trading and is taught in English. [more inside]
posted by sawyerrrr on Sep 16, 2011 - 5 answers

Old hand becoming a new project manager

I'm about to become a project manager for the first time. Help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 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

How to best allocate my unexpected bonus?

Unexpected bonus of $1,000. How to handle - savings, 401k, something else? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 16 answers

DC Management Training Resources?

Where in DC can I find good training course series about managing a department within a non-profit? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Sep 5, 2011 - 6 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

Good tools for project proposal effort?

Are there good third-party software packages or tools that can be used to manage labor and material estimates during a project proposal process? It's a little bit of project management and a little bit of sales. Specific needs include... [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Aug 31, 2011 - 1 answer

Should I let my team watch tv at work?

Am I being too nice by letting my team watch tv at work? [more inside]
posted by zebraspots on Aug 18, 2011 - 41 answers

Managing Gossip for Senior Management

Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 17, 2011 - 8 answers

How to respond to magical thinking in business?

What's the best way to handle magical thinking in business settings? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Aug 15, 2011 - 20 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

Need Management Consulting Help

I'm currently a rising senior at Harvard University thinking about applying to management consulting positions among others. I was wondering if the MeFi community had any advice or tips regarding what to do to prepare for the interview and what Management Consulting firms look for in an applicant. Any help or advice would be much appreciated; our career service center simply does not offer enough information. Thanks.
posted by da_wump on Aug 5, 2011 - 8 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

Project manage THIS

Considering making a switch to becoming a project manager. Please tell me about your best and worst project managers! [more inside]
posted by raw sugar on Jul 22, 2011 - 12 answers

The High Cost of Utter Financial Irresponsibility

Is there an intervention program for money management? Help me address decades of willful, juvenile negligence of money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2011 - 26 answers

CRM for an Advertising business, with some production tracking

CRM plus something more for a small office? [more inside]
posted by shinynewnick on Jul 19, 2011 - 8 answers

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