Finding a decent job can be difficult. Keeping a decent job can also be frustrating, especially when you have to deal with work conflict from abrasive and uncooperative individuals.
Work conflict is an unfortunate fact of life. You may be forced to interact with types of people where, outside of work, you would avoid like the plague. However, you might have no choice but to deal with them. No, you don’t have to like it.
To avoid work conflict, especially with people you don’t care for, here are eight practical strategies:
To prove that the Congress can get things done, the House of Representatives passes the Working Families Flexibility Act.
Almost as a challenge to the widespread belief that Congress cannot do anything, news came last week that something in Washington was actually agreed upon — the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2013.
The bill, as written, will allow private sector employers to offer comp time as a substitute for time and a half overtime pay. It passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 223 to 204.
As Rep. Martha Roby (R-Ala.) says in a statement: “As a working mom, this bill is personal to me. I understand the time demands on working families, including children’s activities, caring for aging parents or even a spouse’s military deployment.
Roby adds that “it only makes sense that our laws governing the workplace catch up to the realities of today’s families.”
The bottom line of the bill is that it makes it legal for private employers to provide workers an alternative:
There are practically as many management styles as there are managers. That could be a good thing.
Four steps to developing your own management style.
Management is a multifaceted process, with a wide range of considerations; many management styles are tied to specific situations.
What is the right approach for some groups of employees may not work for others.
Since management styles are (slightly) different for each person, the path to becoming a skilled manager is doing what works for you. It starts with taking inventory of yourself, recognizing which management traits will promote improved productivity in your employees.
Four steps to developing your own management style:
According to the 2013 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey, HR professionals believe the hiring environment is improving compared to 2012 results.
In addition, in light of the decision by Yahoo CEO Melissa Mayer to end its telecommuting policy, the 2013 Allied Workforce Mobility Survey revealed that telecommuting, while not universally implemented, is utilized in various ways:
Overall, telecommuting policies are weak regardless of company size, however, most feel their organizations provide “flexible working arrangements” that are stronger than their telecommuting policies alone.