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Communication Skills
Many companies in the United Kingdom are seeing the advantages of a mentorship programme. A mentorship programme builds relationships between one seasoned employee and an employee that is just starting out in his or her career, with the mentor giving professional advice about job growth to the mentee. Th...
Leadership
For many leaders, balancing the desire to provide the guidance and supervision with employees’ desires for autonomy can be a difficult juggling act. Many managers believe that autonomy is determined by the definition of the job tasks, but this idea is rapidly becoming outdated. The appropriate level of...
Team Building
Most people spend the majority of their day at work. Working eight hours a day surrounded by others can be a positive or negative experience, depending on how well colleagues interact with each other. A good team will be efficient and communicate well. A team with poor employee relations will suffer from...
Team Building
In the latest edition of Professional Manager magazine there is a piece called “Is versatility overrated?” The wider question was whether the fashion for employing people with adaptability and versatility was wrong and that we should instead employ less flexible, but more knowledgeable ‘experts’?...
Team Building
Having a strong team to work with, who are confident in their abilities and are confident that they can get the job done is so important to any manager – as a confident team will help you to work quickly and effectively towards your end goal. But what happens if your team aren’t displaying a ...
Team Building
How do you build a team from a group of people that would be strangers if they were not connected by work? Just because they work together they may not have any loyalty towards each other. Building an effective high performing team involves creating a bond between this group of strangers and working towa...