Office & Operations

Top 3 Reasons You May Want to Have Your Employees Work Remotely

Do you allow employees to work remotely? If not, maybe it’s time to reconsider your view. I am in favor of it, simply because it makes employees happier. Still hesitant?? There are plenty of not-so-soft-hearted reasons to enable virtual work. Here are three:

Steps to Management Success – Step 138: Know the Xs and Os of a Phone Call Before You Make It

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Know the Xs and Os of a Phone Call Before You Make It

Prior to making telephone calls that will involve major, complex, or compound issues, write a list of all the items you would like to cover. During telephone conversations, it’s easy for the parties’ focus to be interrupted or diverted and for important issues to be overlooked or inadequately addressed. Preparing a list that you can follow as an agenda will make your phone calls more productive.

Steps to Management Success – Step 135: Keep Everyone Up to Date

STEP ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-FIVE Keep Everyone Up to Date When a number of people are involved in a project, their success often turns on how well they coordinate and work together. While they are working on projects, team members may get immersed in their specific tasks and their parts can take on lives of their […]

Steps to Management Successs – Step 125: Keep the Dialogue Going

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Keep the Dialogue Going

Make it your policy to respond to all e-mails and telephone calls as soon as you can. Reply quickly even if you don’t have an answer or new information to report. It’s always smart to let those who try to reach you know that they and their problems are important to you. Explain that you’re working on their matter and that you will get back to them as soon as you have something concrete to report. If you can, estimate how long you think it will take to get them the necessary information.

Steps to Management Success – Step 117: Start and End Meetings on Time

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Start and End Meetings on Time

If you’re not the boss or meeting manager, this rule is obviously not applicable—but even if you’re not, there will probably be a time or two in your career when you are tasked with running a meeting, and Rule #1 of effective meeting management is “Run meetings on time.”

Steps to Management Success – Step 116: Always Consider the Source

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Always Consider the Source

Whenever you hear something work-related—no matter whom you hear it from—don’t take it at 100 percent face value. Most people will not flat-out lie to your face, but they can often be very “selective” in what they tell you and how they spin it.

Steps to Management Success – Step 113: Keep Your Goals Within Plain Sight

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Keep Your Goals Within Plain Sight

It’s good to have goals. It’s better to write them down and give them deadlines and action steps—but to really keep your eyes on the prize, you need to stay focused on those goals, literally!

Steps to Management Success – Step 109: Convert Energy into Results

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Convert Energy into Results

Sometimes in a meeting, or perhaps a more private discussion, a truly intriguing idea will be advanced. Your ears perk up. The room is electrified. You can almost cut the “Wow factor” with a knife. That doesn’t necessarily mean that the idea will pan out, but you can and should use this motivational “peak moment” to your advantage.

Steps to Management Success – Step 88: Face Unpleasant Tasks Head-On

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Face Unpleasant Tasks Head-On

There is a natural tendency to put off doing the difficult or the unpleasant task—but that task is sometimes the thing you need to do most.

Steps to Management Success – Step 70: Location Isn’t Just about Real Estate

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Location Isn’t Just about Real Estate

Although it’s often taken for granted, the physical, aesthetic, and ergonomic components of your workplace can affect morale and productivity. Cluttered, crowded, grungy offices, with people having to squeeze around each other in narrow hallways, add a significant load to everyone’s “stressometer.”

Steps to Management Success – Step 50: Listen to What Other People Are Saying

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Listen to What Other People Are Saying

Sometimes you might be so convinced of the value of a particular idea or decision that you really don’t want anyone else’s opinion or good judgment—or even the facts—to get in the way. That’s exactly when adhering to this rule can prevent you from making a hasty, ill-conceived, and usually expensive mistake.

Steps to Management Success – Step 20: Tomorrow Is Another Day

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Tomorrow Is Another Day

Just as a well-run business follows a budget in spending money, an effective businessperson should also follow a budget in spending time.

Steps to Management Success – Step 19: Don’t Become a Slave to Your E-mail

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Don’t Become a Slave to Your E-mail

E-mail is great. It can ease and expedite your communications, help you check the status of current projects, and even help you market yourself or your company—but there’s a downside too.

Steps to Management Success – Step 14: Don’t Make Rushed Decisions

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Don’t Make Rushed Decisions

If the issue is serious, never make a decision on the spot unless you absolutely have to.

Steps to Management Success – Step 5: They Call It Murphy’s Law for a Reason

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They Call It Murphy’s Law for a Reason

If something can go wrong, it will. There’s a reason this axiom is called Murphy’s Law, not Murphy’s Reminder. So plan for the unexpected. Failing to plan realistically—overestimating sales; underestimating costs and time to market; and then failing to plan for the inevitable twists, bumps, and craters along the way—is the primary reason why most business start-ups fail.


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