THE GOOD? Most Americans spend a minimum of 40 hours a week at work. We are encouraged to work in teams and on project groups and therefore are thrown together with members of the opposite sex. We get to know each other on a personal level and very often romance starts. It’s bound to happen
Everyone wants to be Mom’s favorite. It’s nice to be special. One of the most common complaints I hear is that a Supervisor or Manager plays favorites.
Did you go from Ho-Ho-Ho to Ho-Ho-HUM? There is always a little letdown after the holidays. We can be on such a high over the holidays. Even if your holidays are great, they’re tiring with lots of running around, shopping, decorating, cooking and visiting. Don’t get me started on the tear down and packing away
I have always maintained that I could get anyone in an organization fired just by placing the right hints in the right ears. It’s so easy to ruin someone’s career and reputation. In my many years in HR, I have seen this kind of backbiting, gossip and hurtful behavior more times than I want to
This is a funny cartoon but I have actually had managers and supervisors tell me this over the years. “It’s not my fault I have a dysfunctional team, I inherited all these losers”. We rarely have the opportunity to come in to a new position and start from scratch building the perfect team.