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Let's make moving and packing FUN again

Please help me not crash and burn. Because of reasons, from today until next weekend I will be doing most of the packing and moving into a new place across town. Moving and packing tips are always helpful, but what I really need are tips to keep me motivated, energetic and productive while avoiding burnout. [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 10, 2016 - 10 answers

"Big smile, it'll be over soon!"

I work in a frame shop. There's a staircase with a 180 degree turn in it that leads from backstage to public space. The last thing employees see is a blank spot at eye level that's about 2 feet wide by 1 foot. I'd like to put something silly and PG13 there that would cheer everyone up when they see it. We have to be able to take it down periodically (and I'm open to changing it out every so often.) I was thinking a plastic dinosaur (plastic dinosaurs are inherently funny) with a thought balloon, but maybe MeFi can do better. [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk on May 11, 2014 - 11 answers

Blitz myth

A friend's comment, "Coventry was under martial law you know." about this video has made me curious about the myth of the Blitz. I've come across references to civic collapse in Liverpool, defeatism in Plymouth and extensive government censorship. Although there are numerous books covering the period, many seem to either reiterate the same propaganda, or be just too reactionary. Can anyone recommend a good book to get a balanced perspective on the effect of the blitz?
posted by BadMiker on Apr 23, 2013 - 2 answers

Working with employee cynicism

How to work with employees who don't like what you're doing, but won't work towards making things better? Specifically vocally negative long-term employees who think they know it all, but refuse to share their wisdom beyond flat-out complaints because it's "not their job"? [more inside]
posted by tzb on Apr 4, 2013 - 38 answers

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

Abusive consultant pushes my buttons

How do I remove or minimize the menace of an abusive person who makes me see red? [more inside]
posted by cartoonella on May 26, 2012 - 23 answers

How should I deal with team friction?

There is friction building within a team. Is it time to shuffle the team? [more inside]
posted by pxharder on May 23, 2012 - 6 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

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 do I keep the daily grind from grinding me down?

How do you keep a mediocre job/work environment from getting you down? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Feb 2, 2010 - 6 answers

What Would Google Do (in Government)?

How do I encourage creativity and improve morale in a web team stuck in dead-end jobs? [more inside]
posted by adverb on Jan 27, 2010 - 18 answers

How do I get management of my small company to see how low morale is and do something about it?

My company's management is driving us into the ground with their poor project ideas, and morale is really low. How do I get them to see what they're doing and hopefully make changes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me get my dad back

My normally confident/upbeat dad recently went through a major surgery and has come out with his morale/confidence destroyed. Help me talk to him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 17, 2009 - 15 answers

(Opposition to) War, what is it good for?

There are those that say opposition at home to a war overseas is harmful to the morale of the soldiers fighting said war. Have you been/are you in the military? Know someone who is/was? What do they think about that argument? [more inside]
posted by twirlypen on Nov 7, 2006 - 23 answers

Beware. PHB lurking ahead.

Help me prevent my Pointy Headed Boss from implementing a daily required karaoke session. Theres definatly [more inside]
posted by Jonsnews on Oct 19, 2006 - 63 answers

ManagerFilter: Improving Staff Morale

ManagerFilter:Need some easy, cost-effective tips for making the workday more fun and upbeat. [more inside]
posted by Miko on May 24, 2005 - 17 answers

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