To be productive and liked are not paradoxical intentions. John Rampton Published 6:00 am CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Thomas Barwick | Getty Images Want to Be Loved by Your Team? Try These 12 Productivity Habits. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery If you think keeping yourself productive is a challenge, just try keeping an entire team productive. On top of managing various temperaments, you also have to discover what motivates each individual team member. You'll want to be able to align their goals with yours. Yeah -- it’s not for the faint of heart. To be … [Read more...] about Want to Be Loved by Your Team? Try These 12 Productivity Habits.
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A positive, motivating environment is intrinsic to your company's profitability and longevity. Timo Rein Published 10:00 am CDT, Friday, July 27, 2018 Photo: Vladans | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Vladans | Getty Images 7 Steps to Build a Winning Sales Culture 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sales is a stressful job. As a former door-to-door salesman, I know all about the unique pressures that come with working in the industry. Rejection, quotas, competition -- just a day in the life of a salesperson. A tough sales culture often is characterized by low morale, a deteriorating sense of mission and missed sales targets. The sense of having little control (or a lack of it altogether) can lead even the best sales manager towards bad results. Culture is the foundation of every … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Build a Winning Sales Culture
Mean, self-interested, and toxic bosses aren’t the only obstacles employees face on the job. Even the best-intentioned managers can unwittingly get in their team members’ way without realizing it. Here are a few of the most common behaviors that undermine team performance, plus suggestions for how to avoid them. 1. Managing people instead of obstacles As a manager, your primary responsibility is not to oversee other people’s work. It’s to free your direct reports to do their own jobs and remove any barriers that might stand in their way. There’s a name for managers who do the opposite: micromanager. It often takes managers years to realize they’re micromanaging their employees and, unfortunately, several additional years (and numerous team member departures) for them to improve their approach. As Gwen Moran previously reported for Fast Company, requiring employees to check in on every project adds “another layer of administration” that … [Read more...] about Four ways managers subconsciously sabotage their own teams
Q: I’m co-leader of a joint venture team formed for a special project with staff from two different companies. The expectation is that we will behave as employees of the new project, not our respective home firms. The problem is that whenever stress or challenges come up, people gravitate strongly toward their original co-workers. How can we get people to pull together more fully? Lou, 46, finance director A: People naturally gravitate toward the known, so invest in building more familiarity within the new team. And no, this doesn’t mean simply “team-building” events, although those have their place. Instead, think about the way work bonds form. One of the fastest ways is to work with someone on an assignment. This tactic would be very easy to replicate in your current situation. The key is to have the tasks be real and valuable, but not crisis material. For example, you could have a couple of people from each company work together to create a recommendation on … [Read more...] about Getting a joint venture to mesh as one team
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 22, 2018--Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, ended its 2017 fiscal year with $13.7 billion (12.1 billion euros) in consolidated sales in North America, thus remaining at a level similar to the previous year. The number of associates employed in the U.S., Canada and Mexico in 2017 stood at nearly 34,500, a slight increase over 2016.“North America continues to be an important market for Bosch,” said Mike Mansuetti, president of Bosch in North America. “Our focus is on developing advanced technologies, especially within the Internet of Things, that enable the future of mobility, connected cities, consumer goods and manufacturing facilities. We expect Bosch to remain at the forefront of the connected world, bolstered by strategic investments across North America.”For 2018 Bosch in North America expects healthy growth over the prior year, driven primarily by the Mobility Solutions business … [Read more...] about Annual financial results 2017; Bosch expands activities in North America