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7 Steps to a Performance Improvement Plan

Don’t some people need to be micromanaged? Following my blog on micromanagement, I received a call from an executive, Cathy, who manages a small firm and who had recently hired a contract employee, Marilyn. While Marilyn has excellent skill sets, her performance and attendance has been inconsistent […]

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Micromanagement – Top Questions for Supervisors to Consider

What’s the most common complaint you hear from employees, Jeanne?   “Micromanagement! My supervisor micromanages every aspect of my work. I feel like quitting. “     Before I started writing The Supervisor’s Companion, I asked people in various work environments, including restaurant servers, bank tellers, supervisors, […]

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Confused?

Sam, the supervisor of a team of IT help desk employees, felt his work environment was chaotic and out of his control.

His employees would seek transfers or new jobs at a much greater rate than his peers ....

How can Sam fix this problem?

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Frustrated?

“Meetings are always late and we don’t accomplish anything" - -

"I hate going to meetings”

Is this a common cry at your company?

+ A well run meeting shows respect for your employees

Some tips to help with this ....

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Angry?

Your employees don’t seem to come to you when they have work issues.

You’ve been trying to help by sending regular reminder emails and checking their work frequently. - Nothing is working!!

What is wrong with your employees?

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