Managing Team effectively

Managing Team effectively

How to get a stuck project moving again ?

May 29, 2012

Projects often get stuck because people working in them cannot agree on the problem. It seems that many projects are into endless collisions of ego and full of supposedly insurmountable problems. Often these happen because a)  of involvement of ego b) desire to keep the status quo –> to keep the job or billing c) […]

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Hiring the right candidate for your small business company

February 28, 2012
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Hiring is a tough decision for the entrepreneur. Hiring mistakes may cost a small company  lot of money. Unfortunately, most of the hiring is done in haste without proper planning. Most of the hiring happens for fulfilling short term demands. While that strategy may save costs in the short run, it is not right for […]

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From a manager to a leader

February 2, 2012

A manager’s job is to manage employees and resource in order to achieve the organization goals. A typical manager has to follow everyday plan,check daily targets and then work towards achieving them.Also he/she needs to set up targets for employees. Once his/her and team’s targets are met he may or may not strive beyond them. […]

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Reasons for ineffective Performance appraisal

January 3, 2012

Performance appraisal a tool using which organization assess employees by comparing their performance  to the goals that were set at the start of the year. However performance appraisals rarely meet stated objective. Often performance appraisal is treated as a mere formality. Performance appraisal is a great tool only if used correctly. Here are a few […]

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High cost of employee resignation

December 20, 2011

Treating two employees with similar skill sets as same is not correct. The assumption behind such thinking is that one employee may replace another with ease or just minor difficulty. In my opinion , this makes no sense. Employees are not parts of machine that can be replaced by another when the machine malfunctions. An […]

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Benefits and reasons for failure of Open Door policy

September 28, 2011
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This is the part of series of articles on “How to manage team effectively” If you have ever worked in a corporate world,you  would know about the term “ Open door policy”. It means that employees are encouraged to walk in a manager’s room and discuss grievance with her right on the spot. Wikipedia says this about […]

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Top reasons employees quit and leave their job

September 16, 2011

Even in this economic downturn, possibility of employee resigning from your firm or your team may be a reality. Often the reason cited is “more salary”. In my opinion, “Salary” may be on of the reason but not the most important reason for employee to quit a job. As a manager of course you probably […]

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Importance of delegation in effective team management

September 12, 2011
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This is the part of series of articles on “How to manage team effectively” Delegation is an art. Delegation in simple terms is the assignment of activities to your subordinate or juniors. Delegation becomes necessary when organization becomes bigger and entrepreneur cannot complete all the task by themselves. In the early days of her venture, […]

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Good managers encourage individuality in a team

August 29, 2011

This is the part first of a number of upcoming articles on how to manage team effectively The biggest challenge for a team manager is to allow space for individual creativity while also keeping the objectives of team intact. A team comprise of many members with individual aspirations. Even though teams work for a common […]

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Are you a great boss or just a manger?

August 24, 2011
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One of my friends asked me recently  “What it takes to be become a great boss”. I asked him in return “Do you mean a great manager?”. No he said “Great boss”. I pondered over the difference. What is about boss that influences more than just being a manager? A manager is most of the […]

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