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Management Help - Management Theories and more...

 We have been mailed so many questions about management theories, tips and techniques on how to develop management skills, that we decided to create a Management Help page, so that managers, leaders and supervisors, can find answers, quickly and effectively.

This page will not only answer your questions, but it will also give you the  opportunity to share your own tips, techniques and management experiences.

If the below featured questions do not include your question, please post it here by filling-out the form at the bottom of this page. Your question will be answered within 24 hours. 

Also, if you are seeking/offering advice about a management context (such as decision making, problem solving with employees, upper management etc.), please post it here. You will have the ability to receive or provide customized advice by the management community.

Most Frequent Answered Questions

Management Theories

Question: My team members are not very excited when attending sessions on management theories. Are there any fun activities or fun ways to explain management theories to them?

Answer: The best way to explain management theories is to use interactive games, icebreakers etc. Click here for games and icreabreaker ideas. Also, the use of visual tools such as diagrams, charts etc. helps people focus better and understand better. Avoid long lectures – every 20 minutes, call for a discussion on the topic, or have an icebreaker.  

Time Management

Question: I am a new manager and I’m constantly busy, constantly working overtime and still finding myself behind schedule. I feel overwhelmed and I’m not sure how to handle the situation. Am I lacking planning skills? How can I manage my time better? I’m looking for strategies to improve my time management skills on day to day basis as opposed to a training program.

Answer: We recommend looking at your main job responsibilities, your core competences and how do they relate to your daily activities.  Here’s how to start analyzing your time together with some tools on how to improve your time management skills.  And don’t forget, delegation is a strategy that is designed to help managers focus on their priority tasks.

Team Building

Question: I have read a lot about employee empowerment and I like the theory of it, I’m just not sure how that happens in practice? I manage a team of 10 and I really do think they have a lot of potential to get to the next level. How do I do that?

Answer: There’s a whole page on our website dedicated to employee empowerment. Read more here!

Recruitment

I’m conducting my first interview to hire a project assistant. What would be some standard questions to ask in order to get a fair assessment of the candidates?  

Answer: Some of the standard questions to ask are:

- Why are you interested in this position?
- Can you please describe some of your work experiences and how do they relate to the current position?
- What are some of the responsibilities of your current job?

There are a lot more questions to ask, however, we recommend looking at the job description and preparing specific questions based on it. Specific, contextual questions will give you the information you need to find the best fit for the position. Ask open ended questions! Keep notes for each question! Observe their body language and the way they present themselves. Avoid judgements!




Above, we provided a summary of some of the most frequent answered questions. If you have a question or answer on management skills development, please fill-out the form below.

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