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6 Tips to Manage Employees Better in Unionized Environments

By butler.jeff1 / October 15, 2019 / Comments Off on 6 Tips to Manage Employees Better in Unionized Environments

There are countless if not thousands of articles written on the dynamics of management. Everything from Bottom Up Management, One Minute Management to Six Sigma Management. In fact, you can say there are just as many management flavors as there are ice cream flavors at Basket Robbins. However, most management forms are written for white-collar…

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7 Steps to Successful Succession Planning

By butler.jeff1 / September 17, 2019 / Comments Off on 7 Steps to Successful Succession Planning

Can you solve a problem even if it’s too late? During September 2019, I was working with a group of VPs across various marketing companies during a conference breakout session. Unfortunately, one of the leaders was in deep water. She (let’s call her Sally) currently worked on a remote team where some employees were reaching…

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First Instagram and Now Facebook? – Why Removing ‘Likes’ Functionality Can Destroy Social Media!

By butler.jeff1 / September 5, 2019 / Comments Off on First Instagram and Now Facebook? – Why Removing ‘Likes’ Functionality Can Destroy Social Media!

I was actually relieved when Instagram announced that they plan to remove the ‘likes’ feature on posts. As someone who has an Instagram business profile, I constantly worry about the posts being liked enough. This usually leads to a daily head and heartache. When I post something and it fails to deliver, maybe getting a…

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over qualified employee

5 Signs That You Are Way Overqualified For Your Current Job

By butler.jeff1 / August 22, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Signs That You Are Way Overqualified For Your Current Job

What is worse than working a job you hate? Maybe it’s working for a job you are overqualified? But what’s even worse than that? Answer: When you know you have the skills to earn more. Unfortunately, overqualified employees happen more frequently than most people know. Turns out nearly half of people are overqualified for their…

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Why Same Day Pay Won’t Fix Your Overdrafting Problems

By butler.jeff1 / August 14, 2019 / Comments Off on Why Same Day Pay Won’t Fix Your Overdrafting Problems

How long are you willing to wait for a paycheck? A few hours, days, weeks, or a few months? Recently, I was reading through a Wall Street Journal article The Wait For Pay Does not Have to be So Long that examined how companies are trying to increase the speed in which people are paid.…

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How Can Companies Avoid Workplace Gossip?

By butler.jeff1 / August 13, 2019 / Comments Off on How Can Companies Avoid Workplace Gossip?

Personally, I have been burned emotionally to a crisp from workplace gossip. All that you need to know that is there was some information that was spread about me in the workplace a few ago which consisted of something outside the job. No one asked me personally what was going on. But the lack of…

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How Do You Get Millennials to Respect Baby Boomers?

By butler.jeff1 / August 7, 2019 / Comments Off on How Do You Get Millennials to Respect Baby Boomers?

I admit I was one of them. At my first job at Lithium Technologies (they provide software solutions not batteries in case you were wondering), I had the privilege of working as a software engineer at a ‘fast charging startup’ in San Francisco. Young, motivated and green, I had the ultimate goal of becoming the…

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How Do You Get Baby Boomers to Adopt New Technology?

By butler.jeff1 / August 5, 2019 / Comments Off on How Do You Get Baby Boomers to Adopt New Technology?

Can’t change, won’t change, should change. Getting anyone to adopt something new is a challenge and adopting new technology is an even bigger obstacle. Having a Baby Boomer adopt new technology hits pretty close to home. By close I mean a Traditionalist, my grandfather. For the first time in my life I have been spending…

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multigenerational workplace

Is a Multi-generational Workforce Really a Competitive Advantage?

By butler.jeff1 / August 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Is a Multi-generational Workforce Really a Competitive Advantage?

To cut to the chase, the answer is: yes and no. By itself, a multi-generational workforce won’t make a company better. These types of workforces fall under the umbrella of diversity workplaces. Today, diversity is the talk of the media. New buzzwords such as ‘Chief Diversity Officers’ and ‘Inclusion Programs’ are becoming the norm in…

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5 Ways to Better Manage “Know-It-All” Employees

By butler.jeff1 / July 31, 2019 / Comments Off on 5 Ways to Better Manage “Know-It-All” Employees

They respond: “Yep, I already knew that!” and you think “so why are you still do it wrong?” Sound familiar? At some point, you will run into an employee who thinks they know just about everything. As a manager, this can single-handedly be the most difficult employee to manage. If you point out a flaw…

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