Communication Posts

5 Ways Effective Teams Run Daily Slack Standups

5 Ways Effective Teams Run Daily Slack Standups

The massive popularity of Slack has turned daily Slack standups into a must for teams who use the tool as their primary communication platform. It sounds easy enough, everyone gets on and updates Slack once a day to let the team know what they are working on. But, if...

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This Is How Managers Can Avoid Conflict In The Workplace

This Is How Managers Can Avoid Conflict In The Workplace

No one enjoys conflict in the workplace, least of all the managers who have to deal with it. And the best way to deal with it is to minimize bad conflict through prevention. “50% of employees say they accomplish less when dealing with an office related conflict, and...

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How to Manage Poor Work Performance

How to Manage Poor Work Performance

One of my favorite things about what I do is having the opportunity to lead and manage others. I get to build teams, develop individuals, connect with people one-on-one, and coach them through key moments in their careers. But with the good comes the bad—and as a...

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How to Spot Employee Burnout on Your Engineering Team

How to Spot Employee Burnout on Your Engineering Team

When employees get overstressed, all kinds of bad things can happen. They’re more prone to make mistakes, become actively disengaged and even face increased risks of serious health problems ranging from high blood pressure to depression. But then, companies have been...

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Managing Remote Employees: 3 Steps to Improving Communication

Managing Remote Employees: 3 Steps to Improving Communication

The latest Gallup analysis is in, and it tells a rather interesting story for those managing remote employees. The State of the American Workplace study is filled with insights that indicate the benefits of remote work may be even greater than previously reported....

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How To Avoid The Common Mistakes Of First-Time Managers

How To Avoid The Common Mistakes Of First-Time Managers

There are few things more overwhelming than the first time you experience the sudden responsibility of a group of employees. Whether you’re being promoted among your peers, entering a new organization in a leadership position or moving over to another department to...

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28 One on One Meeting Questions

28 One on One Meeting Questions

Great one on one meeting questions can really help to really extract value from your team discussions. The best one on one meetings are those that are 90% focused on the employee. The best way for any manager to focus on the employee is to actively listen. And the...

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How We Jell at Rackspace [Interview with Juan Montemayor]

How We Jell at Rackspace [Interview with Juan Montemayor]

The first thing you see on Rackspace’s website says everything you need to know about who the company is and what it offers. Trusted by the majority of the Fortune 100. A leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for cloud-enabled managed hosting. The largest managed cloud...

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