Should we teach our employees like we teach our kids?

This is the question I have been asking myself as I listen to managers complain about the performance of their employees.  When I ask them about the what training, teaching and/or coaching they are providing their employees they look at me with blank stares, speechless, and tell me that there is no budget.  My question [...]

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Are policies and procedures enough?

In my last post I elaborated on the concept of developing policies and procedures to help organizations prevent chaos, much like parents create “house rules” to prevent chaos in the home.  However, creating these rules is not enough on its own.  Through experience parents have learned that rules alone do not ensure children will follow [...]

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Should we give our employees feedback in the same way we do for our children?

As you may have noticed from the past few posts, I like the analogy of home and organization life mirroring each other.  I also feel that the analogy really brings management topics to life in a way that it makes sense to the business people I have been speaking with.  Today’s post will focus on [...]

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What are your house rules?

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In my last post I mentioned that I am all for work environments characterized as caring and respectful with clear boundaries making everyone feel secure knowing what is and is not acceptable behavior.  In this post I would like to elaborate on one of the first steps to take in achieving a warm and friendly [...]

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Very interesting article on an…

Very interesting article on an untapped labour pool. http://t.co/8HQDMsLc

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Is respecting your employees the same as respecting your children?

When I started my business there was one thing I wanted to impart to management more than anything else, that they should treat their employees with as much respect as they can.  Respect, in my opinion is the cornerstone of all good management practices.  For example, an employer who respects their employees is more likely [...]

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Excellent article on employees…

Excellent article on employees following employer policies. http://t.co/wi5KfEQq

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Be careful what you post on so…

Be careful what you post on social media outlets, your employer may be watching. http://t.co/GASWCeU2

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Very interesting article on ma…

Very interesting article on managing people. http://t.co/Y6IU4UwZ

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Latest blog post: Where does H…

Latest blog post: Where does HR fit in? http://t.co/xWn3eHch

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