Do you know anyone who can teach advanced people and management skills in the workplace? I'm looking for an experienced, scientifically-minded manager who can teach first principle people skills, walk through handling specific personnel cases, and instruct on useful responses for common (and not so common) workplace problems. [more inside]
I work at a small non-profit academic organization (30 staff). We're currently in a period of "organizational restructuring," spurred by the (coincidentally timed) resignation of several of our key leaders, and I've been asked to be part of the team that helps decide what this new structure should look like. Help. [more inside]
Any good books out there on handling employee gossip, from a managerial perspective? [more inside]
What to do about an oblivious young employee abusing a lenient work environment? [more inside]
Have you ever had to "hold down the fort" at work for a long time without a supervisor, and then one day, you finally got a boss? I'm going to be that boss. Help! [more inside]
Management has promised an all-you-can-eat barbecue if we reach 30 days with no workplace injuries (four more days to go). Is this a harmless incentive to work safely, or a subtle way to discourage reporting an injury? Is this a common practice? I work in a physically demanding, industrial environment for a Fortune 500 corporation. The most common injuries result from lifting/lowering, repetitive motions, and encounters with equipment.
How do you deal with companies that are badly managed? Are all companies badly managed? Is the "real world" just an endless fight to try and get things done? [more inside]
How can I decide if I'm management material? [more inside]