Q I own a small business with just a few employees. One of them has always been a very good worker, but lately she's started to cut corners. When I ask her to redo things, she does so cheerfully, but then slips up again. How can I get her back on track?
Updated: September 11, 2011, - 05:12 PM
QI find I have limited access to information where I work (I suspect for security reasons), but the unfortunate side effect is that I sometimes make an error because I don't have all the facts. How should someone with no clout go about trying to change company policy in order to remedy this?
Updated: September 04, 2011, - 03:06 PM
Updated: August 28, 2011, - 05:14 PM
Q I have an office job that keeps me at my desk in cube-land for hours at a stretch. Sometimes it's hard to stay focused and find that I run out of energy. What could I do to avoid energy slumps?
Updated: August 28, 2011, - 11:20 AM
QI have a young professional colleague who is hard-working, smart, competent and ... arrogant. When bringing her skills to work on a problem, she's hard to beat. But she identifies internal "clients" who don't get it as lazy and rants about how stupid someone is, thereby upsetting the emotional climate of our whole team. I've had to provide follow-up support when she's dismissed someone's concerns too quickly and they've raised the issue with me. Her supervisor is no help; I could raise the issue up the line from me, but I'd rather deal with her directly. Ideas?
Updated: August 21, 2011, - 02:12 PM
Updated: August 21, 2011, - 01:58 PM
QI work for a large corporation and like the people I work with; however, I get stressed out because everyone is "heads-down" and there's not a lot of interaction. While I'm doing well and know that my work is important to the company, I'm not that happy. I'm a people person and would like to change the culture -- but not leave for a different company. Where should I start?
Updated: August 14, 2011, - 01:38 PM
Updated: August 14, 2011, - 01:37 PM