In the fast-paced corporate world we live in, fed by ever-evolving technology and the new appetite for instant gratification and instant results we must learn to manage people in a way that allows us as managers to be as efficient and effective as possible. Here are some approaches to management that will help you to take a more minimalistic approach.
Agile has taken the world by storm... but many of us are left scratching our heads about whether it will suit our team. To help weigh it up here are some of the pro's and con's of Scrum and Agile practices.
At some point in your managerial career, you will be faced with some very emotionally and mentally difficult situations. One of the hardest is firing an employee. Obviously, there would be fairly extreme circumstances in the lead up to this and potential processes and procedures that are required. This article deals with some of the soft skill aspects and planning you should consider when going into this type of discussion.
Manager’s the world over have shaken and scratched their heads over the newest generation to enter the workforce. The modern workplace has evolved and the importance of emotion over grit, balance over "grinding" and conditions over stability has changed the face of management a great deal. The biggest challenge amongst it all is the seemingly new problem of managing what could be argued as collectively the most privileged generation the world has seen. Where do we begin as managers to address this challenge? And, is it even a real problem we face?
"I just don't understand the vision".
When you're team or employees are muttering these words under their breath you have a problem. The problem is that they feel directionless or they haven't bought into a direction.
"Agile just won't f'ing work for I.T. projects! I've been doing this for years and waterfall is the only way to plan! How do I run a sprint to capture a vendor order?"