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According to a new study, men like to be in charge at the office more than women. Researchers at Harvard’s Department of Evolutionary Biology reviewed co-authored publications in order to determine how likely it would be for two professors of the same position to work together.
Well, they looked at studies at 50 universities in North America and calculated the likelihood of working together in a co-authorship situation as it related to the number of professors in that department. Read more
Want to put a little spring in your step while boosting the wallet of someone on your team? If you’re a manager, you may see the benefits of giving an unexpected salary increase.
As per Fortune, the average salary increase has been approximately three percent each year. How can the typical worker stay motivated to work hard when compensation isn’t exactly linked to performance?
Well, according to a study conducted by Harvard Business School, there’s a quick and effective way to boost productivity and morale. After you hire new employees, spike their pay! Read more
Have you ever been stumped? You know, you’re presented with a problem (or maybe it just hits you squarely between the eyes and you didn’t see it coming).
You’re under tremendous amounts of pressure and in the midst of countless deliverables it may be hard to think coherently.
Thanks to our friends at Forbes, they outlined a few effective and efficient ways to solve problems.
1. Transparent communication. In order to truly solve a problem, as a leader you’ll need to be transparent in your communication. Read more
This post is courtesy of a manager’s perspective. As more and more departments hire part-timers and temps, there are a few ways to muster up the troops to keep them motivated.
1. Hire smart. Michael Burchell, a vice president at the San-Francisco-based Great Places to Work Institute, says in the piece to be sure from the beginning that you know what qualities you’re seeking. ”Focus more on culture than on specific skills.” Hiring managers often say they can teach a bright worker anything but they can’t teach them soft skills, in particular enthusiasm and teaming. Read more
Ah, the micromanaging boss. They’re in your business, watch your every move and you just want them to take a step back and trust that you’re a competent employee.
According to a post on Psychology Today, there are a few ways to handle your micromanager. That’s right — we’re talking about managing up.
1. Over share. When your boss incessantly asks question after question, in the piece Lynn Taylor suggests providing too much information. Instead of wanting to resist by withholding information, go ahead and share, share away.
In the piece she writes, “Make it a habit to routinely send updates to your boss, such as weekly emails. Anticipate questions she might ask. Organize regular meetings designed to keep your questioning boss in the loop.” Read more
It happens to all of us at one point or another. A personal crisis or stressful situation occurs outside the office which can’t help but permeate the job as well.
According to a piece on The Daily Muse, there are a few ways to handle the delicate situation. Keep in mind everyone handles situations differently.
Whether it’s going through a bitter divorce or dealing with stress from a car accident, each situation has the potential to wear down the employee. Furthermore, someone may be able to simply shrug a situation off their shoulders and not let it impact them whereas others feel like the world is ending. Read more
Happy Monday one and all! If you’re a new boss to a group, listen up. A few of your employees may not be on board and thanks to some tips in today’s New York Post, there are a few strategies to consider.
Gregory Giangrande, an executive human resources officer in the media industry, explains the first key is evaluating one’s staff to identify strengths and weaknesses “while articulating a vision and strategy for what needs to be accomplished.”
If you really want your team to succeed and thrive (and who doesn’t, right?), you’ll need to let them feel like their contributions count. Per the piece he points out, “But in order for a team to really thrive andthe business to succeed, people need to be bought in and feel passionate about the goals and strategy—otherwise they can’t put forth that discretionary effort to really make a difference.”
If they still maintain a poor attitude, then one bad apple may indeed spoil the bunch. He adds, “Threats don’t work, but if they’re not ‘all in,’ you’d do better to have them all out.”
In the span of five years, Jim Bankoff, CEO of Vox Media, transformed what was a network of fan blogs into one of the fastest growing online publishers. In Mediabistro’s latest So What Do You Do interview, he gave some key advice to others looking to ascend to the C-suite:
“The truth is that the best way is to be really into what you are doing and really care. That’s not something you can fake, nor is it something you want to fake,” he said. “You have to have a genuine, passionate interest in your work and what your company is doing if you want to have any hope of running it and running it successfully. I’m sure there are plenty of people who have made it to the top without that, but my advice is find what you are passionate about and do that, because that’s going to increase your chances of getting to the top if that’s what you want.”
For more on Bankoff and why he believes brands matter, read So What Do You Do, Jim Bankoff, CEO of Vox Media?
– Sherry Yuan
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