Building a New Facility? Consider Construction Safety | Safety Tips
Whether building a new lab or renovating the old one, don't forget about the safety of the bystanders. Develop a Public Hazard Control Plan.
Cure Employee Negativity | Management Tips
Susan Heathfield of about.com says, “How you address negativity depends on whether you control it and how it started in the first place. The timeliness of your intervention also has an impact.”
Eye Safety | Safety Tips
Keep eye protection in sight when mixing or using chemicals and cleaning solutions, and any job that can produce a splash.
Bored Employees Are More Disgruntled Than Overworked Ones | Management Tips
Businesses may realize far more negative consequences from bored employees than from those who report having “too much work,” according to research by Sirota Survey Intelligence, specialists in attitude research.
Respirator Rules | Safety Tips
No one may use a respirator unless they are first provided a medical evaluation and tested to ensure the respirator provided will actually fit to provide protection.
The Cranky Middle Manager Manifesto | Management Tips
Wayne Turmel, author and weekly podcast host (www.crankymiddlemanager.com), offers these core beliefs about management and how to get more satisfaction out of your management job.
Understand Latex Allergy Risks | Safety Tips
Workers are often unaware of latex allergy risk in the workplace. This can result in potentially serious health problems. Minimize risk and prevent possible health problems by following these recommendations from NIOSH.
Decision Making Made Easy | Management Tips
Instead of using “gut feel” or other haphazard means, Lyndsay Swinton (Management for the Rest of Us) suggests using Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis as a simple yet effective method to improve your decision making ability.
To Pad the Budget or Not to Pad? | Management Tips
Think it’s always a good idea to put a lot of padding into a budget? You might want to think again.
Making Change Stick | Management Tips
It's easy to talk about change but much more difficult to make change happen. In organizations, new leaders who promise change arrive with great fanfare and panache. Speeches are made and initiatives begun, only to inevitably fade into impotent obscurity. Until the next leader arrives touting the New Big Idea, when the cycle repeats.
Each manufacturer is slightly different and inquiries must be made about the fire tests preformed to determine if it had been tested with a vent connection or not.
Tackling Tough Q & A Questions | Management Tips
Here are a few practical tips for preparing for question-and-answer periods, particularly when you expect difficult questions from skeptics.
The OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs) are typically the least restrictive exposure values and serve as a minimum performance standard in the United States. It should be noted that when PELs are established, it is a political process mixed with scientific evidence.
Quick Follow-ups Move Projects Forward | Management Tips
Do you find projects running behind on a regular basis, or employees unmotivated to get tasks done? You may want to tweak your management style to include this quick follow-up technique.
Don't DO Anything | Management Tips
Your job as a manager is to "plan, organize, control, and direct." Don't let yourself waste valuable time by falling back on what you did before you became a manager.
Dare to be Slow | Management Tips
Remember that a good time manager actually responds to some things more slowly than a bad time manager would. For example, someone who is doing the highest priority task is probably not answering incoming email while they’re doing it.
Network to Win | Management Tips
While networking with an individual client may give you some quick rewards, networking with other businesses and creating referral sources will give you long-term results.
Three Keys to Beat Procrastination | Management Tips
Procrastination occurs for a number of reasons and in varying degrees. The most prevalent reasons for procrastination are:
What's the Opposite of Micromanagement? | Management Tips
There has been a lot of focus on micromanagement. It’s a popular and frequently correct diagnosis for management ills. However, if micromanagement is the wrong way to do things, what’s the right direction for a manager to take?
The Dirty Dozen - 12 Tips on How to Fail as a Manager | Management Tips
You can learn from the best but there’s a lot to be learned from the worst as well. Here are a few suggestions to make sure your company will never succeed.
When to Use (and not use) Email | Management Tips
E-mail is the cheapest and fastest way to send and receive information but can't replace face-to-face communication.
Top 10 Management Mistakes | Management Tips
Managers come from different walks of life, possess various characteristics, and have their own philosophies regarding how to manage a business and employees. In a broad sense, there are common mistakes made by managers at different levels and in various types of businesses.
Do the Most Important Thing First | Management Tips
This is called "running the morning dash"...
Five Tips to Being a Better Manager | Management Tips
Follow these suggestions to be a better and more relaxed manager.
The Importance of Being an Approachable Manager | Management Tips
As a manager, much of your success rests on the shoulders of those working for you. Therefore it is very important to maintain a positive, productive relationship with your employees, and one of the most important things to strive for as a manager is to remain open and approachable.