Cronyism at the workplace – Can anything be done?

Introduction Many people work in an environment where there is a lot abuse. Apart from power games that take place, regular arguments and everything being organized behind your back, there is a vary serious one prevailing: cronyism. Sooner or later each one of us will be confronted with this terrible manager’s treat. Dealing with cronyism … Read more Cronyism at the workplace – Can anything be done?

When you are Fed up with Your boss

Introduction Your team is doing very well, you are having a good time as a manager, but your relationship with your manager is far from optimal. You are completely annoyed by his or her leadership style and you also disagree with the strategy imposed by him or her. Do you feel the tendency to take … Read more When you are Fed up with Your boss

What if Employers spy on Employees? – Big Brother is watching you!

Introduction A Romanian employee was dismissed after his employer had monitored his private conversations, which he held during the boss’s time. The case was disputed between parties and eventually brought in front of the European Court of Human Rights. They ruled that the company was in her rights to do so. But how far can … Read more What if Employers spy on Employees? – Big Brother is watching you!

How to Tell if your Boss hates you? – 12 Giveaways

Introduction  If you feel that your boss hates you, it could be a figment of your imagination. People sometimes feel intimidated by authority, especially when they are just starting their first job or changed to a new job. But what if it is really true and you want to find out for sure? Not easy … Read more How to Tell if your Boss hates you? – 12 Giveaways

No Money for extra Salary, but Shareholders experience Wealth maximization

Introduction Sorry for this title, but this can be an issue. Stock exchange listed companies such as Shell and Unilever are flush with money and are buying up their own shares. That is beneficial for the shareholders. Employees grudgingly see, however, that there is no money for more wages. Big companies Shell, IBM, Unilever, Walt … Read more No Money for extra Salary, but Shareholders experience Wealth maximization

How to deal with Bullies at the Workplace in 7 steps

Introduction It is a well-known feat that everyone of us can fall victim to bullying at work. Nowadays, as many as 16% of employees are being harassed! In many cases by colleagues, but most often (64%) by managers, which unfortunately is no surprise. One example is that employees who return after a long illness are confronted … Read more How to deal with Bullies at the Workplace in 7 steps

What are the warning Signs of a Toxic Boss?

Introduction A toxic boss is someone who misuses his position and the power that this position provides him. Psychological studies focused on work situations indicate that good relationships between colleagues lead to better productivity and more progress. Despite these studies, however, there are still enough bosses who use methods and behavior that are detrimental to … Read more What are the warning Signs of a Toxic Boss?

Types of Leadership Styles – Which one Works Best?

Introduction You have a manager and he has his style, then you have another manager with a completely different style. Confusing sometimes. In this article I am going to help you distinguishing between different types of leadership styles. Nowadays there are three main leadership styles: charismatic/transforming, democratic and autocratic, with each having sub-divisions. I am … Read more Types of Leadership Styles – Which one Works Best?

Why Performance Reviews are not Important anymore

Introduction Time-consuming, rigid, bureaucratic, deadly for motivation: the classic evaluation meeting with annual objectives has had its best time. Many employees are not in favor of an annual formal evaluation. Young people in particular are of the opinion that this system benefits them hardly anything. Study results This is the conclusion of a recent study … Read more Why Performance Reviews are not Important anymore