Tag Archives: teams

Rethinking Casual (Contract) Work

As predicted in the 1990s, employment today is increasingly casual. Casual doesn’t mean that it lacks seriousness; it just lacks a long-term commitment. In professional employment, that means that organizations increasingly rely on contractors and short-term workers when they staff … Continue reading

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“Constructive” Criticism?

In a blog in the HRB Blog Network, Tony Schwartz writes “Here’s a question guaranteed to make your stomach lurch: “Would you mind if I gave you some feedback?” What that actually means is “Would you mind if I gave … Continue reading

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Can Harmony Hurt Team Performance

In the academic course, Administration of Educational Technology Units, that I teach at Concordia and the Technical Communication Manager certificate program that I teach for the Society for Technical Communication, I include an exercise on hiring workers. One of the … Continue reading

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But Can the Team Be Friends

Even if the boss manages to find a way to be caring, even close, without being friends, what types of relationships among the staff should the manager nurture?  When You Don’t Want Employees to Agree by Katie Loehrke and published … Continue reading

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Can Bosses Be Friends?

Even above board relationships in the work place can be tricky. (Yes, I watch too many B-shows and movies.) Be the boss, not a friend, published at Fortune/CNNMoney.com, is an excerpt from Linda Hill and Kent Lineback’s book, Being the Boss: … Continue reading

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