What do you need to know about managing Gen Z?

What do you need to know about managing Gen Z?

You’ve heard quite a lot about millennials. Now Gen Z is entering the workforce. What do you need to know about managing this newest generation in the workplace? To say Gen Z, whose oldest members were born in the mid-1990s, are tech-savvy is a bit of an understatement. “Computers and social media are about as […]

What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race

The title of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania’s management professor Andrew Carton’s latest research is playful, but important. But there is an important lesson to be learned from his paper, “I’m Not Mopping the Floors, I’m Putting a Man on the Moon: How NASA Leaders Enhanced the Meaningfulness of Work by Changing […]

Overwhelmed? 5 Steps to Make Your To-do List Manageable

Overwhelmed? 5 Steps to Make Your To-do List Manageable

Sometimes your workload seems impossible. Kat Boogaard offers these five tips on Inc.com to get your to-do list under control. 1. Prioritize. Prioritization is almost always step one. Boogaard recommends creating a matrix by drawing a square and dividing it into four sections. On the left, label the two boxes “urgent” and “not urgent.” At the […]

Latexco U.S. West Expands Management Team with Jim Gutierrez

Latex and foam supplier Latexco U.S., with national headquarters and manufacturing in Lavonia, Georgia, has named Jim Gutierrez general manager of its Latexco U.S. West operating unit based at its Santa Fe Springs, California, plant. Gutierrez has more than 18 years of experience in the home furnishings industry, including sales, operations, key accounts, regional accounts […]

5 Reasons for Poor Employee Performance

5 Reasons for Poor Employee Performance

Why employees don’t do the work expected of them and how to help  them improve BY KATE ZABRISKIE I can’t believe we spent a huge amount on customer-service training, and our staff still doesn’t consistently give great service. What a waste! We sent out a memo explaining the summer dress code. I thought it was pretty […]

Are you a great manager?

Are you a great manager?

Tough question. While you may be experienced at assessing the performance of your employees, you probably spend less time judging your own. Your business profits, though, depend on how well you carry out your responsibilities. That means exhibiting more than technical savvy: You must also fine tune the vital “people skills” that motivate your staff […]

3 rules for managing the whole employee

3 rules for managing the whole employee

By Marty Martin The term “human resources management” is essential in business. But have you noticed that the majority of literature about the topic focuses on “resources” and “management” without any discussion of the “human” element? As a result, most managers see their employees simply as resources performing specific tasks and not as whole people […]