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Mftrou.com - Is Work Making You Sick?
February 11, 2009
Many of us are fearful of the employment axe falling, so it’s timely to keep work related stress in check. Nadine Jannetta from Alberta, Canada suggested an article on Employee Wellness, and I’ve delivered! Here are the 7 essentials of an effective employee wellness program, safeguarding companies from costly lowered productivity, absence from work and litigation.
Is work stressing you out?
This month I’d like you to know if work is stressing you out in this tiny 2 question survey. Let me know…
I’m sorry to say it’s terminal
People stumble upon Management for the Rest of Us for many reasons, and last month was an unsettling reflection of the global gloominess. The top reason for visiting was to find out about termination letters. Yep, I helped you guys fire a whole bunch of people.
Call me an eternal optimist (or an insufferable Pollyanna), but redundancies can be a time for reflection, re-direction and positive change. Although a troubled man, Van Gogh didn’t start painting until his thirties. It might be timely to read these 7 midlife career change tips to help assess where you are and where you’d like to be career-wise.
And the Manager Rant and Rave survey says…
Thanks again for taking the time to fill in the Rant and Rave survey about your manager – the results are enlightening.
• 64% of you have had a fantastic manager, 36% have not
These managers sound fantastic;
• “listening, being interested, making time, following up”,
You had plenty to say about your terrible managers;
• “micro manager, obviously had favourites who were allowed to get away with anything, temper tantrums, won't listen”
If you’re unsure where you lie on the fantastic-terrible manager spectrum, maybe it’s time to ask for feedback and take it from there.
Interpersonal Skills - Essential for our Flat World
Thaks to A. Sridevi from India who submitted this excellent article “Learn to recognise the 4 interpersonal styles plus 11 ways to enhance your interpersonal skills” and received a free ebook. You too can submit articles, creative brainstorming ideas, icebreakers and even your personal development plan to Management for the Rest of Us, using the on-site forms which are peppered all over the site. I’d love to hear from you!
PS If you participate in the survey I’ll let you in on the results next month :o)
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