6 Personality Types Your Office Doesn’t Need

Even with superpowers, you’re not going to get along with everyone.

Certain people just rub others the wrong way. And unfortunately, in a work environment, this can make for an unproductive team. So it’s a good idea to use those superhuman abilities to weed out the weaklings and troublemakers.

Your office is your S.H.I.E.L.D., so channel your inner Nick Fury to determine who’s worthy of your organization.

You can do yourself a lot of favors during recruitment by knowing what personality types to avoid. [Read more…]

Employees who complain too much: Get ’em back on track

No matter what manager did, employee was never happy

Motivating a staff is a daily challenge – particularly when you’re running a lean operation.

And one whiner makes it harder. Not only do managers have to spend valuable time on the whiner’s complaint, the negativity can infect the whole team. [Read more…]

“I’m not a complainer, but …” Dealing with workplace gripes

Striking the right balance when handling complaints

Handling employees’ complaints can be as tricky as walking through a minefield.

On the one-hand, you want to show employees you care about their concerns.  But on the other hand, you don’t want to encourage them to complain about minor issues.

So what’s the best way to handle complaints?

We asked our readers to share their best practices and here’s what they said:

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