All Articles Tagged "workplace politics"
(Businessweek) — If you don’t want this job, I’ll find someone who does. Great leaders understand that the transaction defining the employer-employee relationship—the fact that an employer pays you in cash while you cough up your value in sweat and brainwork—is the least important part of your professional relationship. Good managers realize that to get and keep great people, they have to move past the dollars-and-cents transaction and let people own their jobs. Good leaders give people latitude and let them know that their contributions have value. Lousy managers, on the other hand, love to remind employees that it’s all about the transaction: “You work for me.” They never fail to remind team members that someone else would take the job if you ever got sick of it or let the lousy manager down in some way.
(Black Enterprise) — Job seekers are often intimidated by having to address previous terminations, significant periods of unemployment, or unfavorable reputation with potential employers. Many professionals feel like they’ll never be able to recover from the effects of their past mistakes or misfortunes, especially if accusations or convictions or criminal activity were involved, which can cause even greater anxiety when having to discuss them. While your past can pose some challenges, the good news is that past professional and personal mistakes don’t have to be detrimental to your future successes. Consider these tips when dealing with any of these common difficulties.
(Daily Finance) — Most Americans might not plot to kill their supervisors like the employees do in the new Jennifer Aniston movie Horrible Bosses(opening Friday), but nearly half have reason to scream bloody murder, a new survey says. A whopping 46% of workers have toiled under an”unreasonable boss”according to an OfficeTeam staffing poll. Of the 441 respondents, 35% said they stayed at first to deal with the issue, while 11% quit immediately. Apparently the majority of American workers are fearful of confronting their bosses — or getting fired. Despite the negative situation, 59% continued in their position under the same supervisor.