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Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It

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In this webinar Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It join author Jody Thompson and Razor Suleman as they show you a few simple changes to management behaviors that will transform your 20th century …

In this webinar Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It join author Jody Thompson and Razor Suleman as they show you a few simple changes to management behaviors that will transform your 20th century workplace into a 21st century workforce!

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  • 1. WHY MANAGINGSUCKS
  • 2. AND HOW TO FIX IT
  • 3. employeesdon’t leaveCOMPANIES
  • 4. they leaveMANAGERS
  • 5. 70% of employees don’t feel valued by their employers
  • 6. 64% of Americans leave their jobs due to lack of recognition
  • 7. so how can we IMPROVE EMPLOYEEENGAGEMENT?
  • 8. so how can we IMPROVE EMPLOYEEENGAGEMENT? WHILE MAXIMIZING BUSINESS SUCCESS
  • 9. MANAGE THE WORK,NOT THE PEOPLE.
  • 10. ?WHAT ISMANAGINGPEOPLE?
  • 11. ? What time did you get in? How many hours did you put in on that project? WHAT IS MANAGING PEOPLE?We need everyonein the office forthe customer.
  • 12. ? WHAT DOESMANAGING WORK LOOK LIKE
  • 13. ? We need to improve our sales figures by 15%I need thatreport by 2 pm WHAT DOESon Thursday MANAGING WORK LOOK LIKE Let me know when you need my help.
  • 14. HOW DID THISHAPPEN?
  • 15. The evolution of the workplace
  • 16. 1942: The typing poolWe didn’t have the technology we do today, so everyonehad to be in a specific location to communicate andmove work along.
  • 17. 1975: The cubiclePutting in time in a physical place was thoughtto be the way to produce the optimal results.
  • 18. 1995: The “open” officeWith technological advances, people could move aboutmore. But the open workspace is not much different thanthe typing pool. People are still expected to show up inone place and put in their time.
  • 19. Today: The dog parkCompanies decided that people would be happier ifthey brought their dogs into the workplace, installed pingpong tables in the break room, and whatnot.
  • 20. IN 70 YEARSNOTHINGhas changed
  • 21. EMPLOYEESare still expected toSHOW UP,CLOCK IN,AND CLOCK OUT
  • 22. . . . BU T WH AT ABOUTTELECOMMUTERS?
  • 23. different place, same rules.
  • 24. Employees allowed the “privilege” of workingremotely are still expected to “put in time”during “traditional business hours” and be“set up” with a home office.
  • 25. The culture of work didn’t change.
  • 26. “Flexible schedule”is an oxymoron.
  • 27. And even if you get it, you lookless dedicated. You could getpassed over for a promotioneven if your work is stellar.
  • 28. IT’S TIME TO CHANGETHE CONVERSATION
  • 29. Try: Performance-related conversations
  • 30. Avoid: Managing by walking around
  • 31. Try:Sending an email insteadof scheduling a meeting
  • 32. Avoid: Useless labels like “telecommuter” or “remote worker” - everyone is a worker
  • 33. THE RESULT:HALL MONITOR BECOMESMENTOR
  • 34. Ready for more?Watch the on-demand webinar. Speakers Razor Suleman Jody Thompson Founder and Chief Founder, Evangelist, CultureRx Achievers WATCH NOW
  • 35. STAY CONNECTED WITH US
  • 36. 1. U.S. Department of Labor2. The Gallup Organization

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