How managers can set their team up for success
Like a Boss: “I need a better long-distance relationship with my remote employee.”
Long-distance relationships can require more — or just different — effort. Here's how to make it work.
Like a Boss: “I have to have my first tough conversation with an employee who’s underperforming.”
But when done well, feedback sessions can turn an underperforming employee into one who is prized.
7 Times Managers Should Give Praise To Their Employees
Everyone knows praise is an important part of workplace feedback, but when you’re a manager, your praise to a direct report carries an extra special weight.
Managers, here’s how to keep your employees on track with their goals
Managers, here's how to make a plan with your direct reports to help keep them on track with their goals.
4 management principles a manager should avoid
You've read articles about which management principles you should follow -- but what about the ones that you should avoid?
3 Questions to Ask in Every 1:1
Regardless of what you need to cover in a 1:1, there are a few meeting questions you should always ask in order to maximize the check in process.
New managers: Here are the 5 most important things you can do day one
Becoming a manager for the first time is a big step in your career. But your first day as a manager isn't about coming in hot and being the greatest.
Round Table Recap: 7 Tips for Building Culture Across Remote Teams
We held a remote round table panel with four remote team experts. Here's what we learned.
5 Conflict Management Skills For Every Manager
Conflict management can be one of the hardest parts of a manager's job.
Why 1:1s are important and how to run one
Strengthen manager-employee relationships with a weekly 1:1
The Ultimate Guide to Manager 1:1s
Strengthen manager-employee relationships with a weekly 1:1
The personality traits you want to have on your team
While each person has a functional role within a team, they also have a less obvious psychological role.
Miscarriage left me worried about my job. Here’s how my boss made the difference.
Dealing with trauma is personally difficult, but it doesn’t have to be professionally devastating as well.
These things my boss taught me totally changed my career
Training on the job was tremendously satisfying for one engineer—but the biggest difference was a manager who was prepared to help her learn.
Firing somebody terrified me—but the advice I got made a huge difference.
Slack’s head of infrastructure engineering has faced plenty of challenges in her career. The key? Finding the right people to help her.
Managers, you can raise your EQ
See how EQ can make the office a better place to work for you and your employees.
I didn’t know how important communication was—until my manager showed how terrible it could be.
How a horrible experience at work helped one architect realize what he valued most
Managers, Here's How to Run a One-on-One
A 1:1 meeting is an ongoing feedback strategy to keep both the manager and the employee updated on the employee’s progress, an opportunity to develop employees’ skills, and gives the employee a chance to discuss workplace challenges with their manager.
How to Use Icebreakers For Instant Team Building
Looking for a fun and extremely simple way to introduce team building to your team? Try icebreaker questions!
How to train new managers
While we might want to believe otherwise, an incredibly talented employee doesn’t automatically translate into an excellent manager.
How to establish good team dynamics
Where do good team dynamics come from?
Motivating Employees Beyond the Paycheck
Motivation is way more than salary. Learn how to motivate employees with effective engagement and unique rewards.
Managers, Here’s How to Onboard Your First Hire
Hiring someone is often just the beginning of a new process: onboarding.
Hey managers, you should get out more
A favorite of tech business leaders, the brainstorming walk can be integrated into your performance management routine.
Hiring & Empowering Managers: How to Recruit and Train Managers to Maximize Team and Business Goals
Learn how Hustle and Knotel hire and work with managers to drive company performance.
People Leave Managers, Not Companies
How to improve the manager-employee experience for long term success
Alison Green: The creator behind “Ask A Manager” shares her best management tips
In the latest episode of Resources for Humans, Jack sits down with Alison Green from the popular “Ask a Manager” blog.
6 People Management Tips That Will Make You a Better Manager
For managers, knowing how to manage people and all their quirks and ambitions is a key part of you being successful at your job.
5 People Management Skills Every Manager Needs
People management hinges on your ability to connect with and understand others, but high emotional intelligence isn't everything.
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Managing People Overview
Team management is where a manager or leader learns how to balance the many different working styles and personalities that appear on a team. A manager can learn how to manage a team from the advice or guidance of their manager, but the key is to treat every team member differently based on their working style, how they best take feedback, and, of course, their contributions to the team -- both in terms of their job and in terms of how they fit within a team.
A manager should be encouraging constant communication across the department, facilitating feedback conversations between coworkers, and checking in regularly with the team’s progress on project. In conjunction with these team management skills, a manager can keep track of all these things in one place using team management tools such as a performance management system. In a performance management system, teams can give each other feedback, which encourages trust and honesty on the team; they can give each other praise, which in turn engenders goodwill within the team; they can check what other team members, promoting strong communication on the team; and they can see how other team members are progressing on their goals, which will help them understand how their goals are interconnected.
Team management is also useful on a macro scale -- across a company. It’s the people team’s job to encourage all the above actions across departments at a company. After all, a strong company culture is often defined by transparency, strong communication, and honest feedback cycles.