The Middle Manager

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Category Archives: General

Work-Life Balance

How many vacation days did you use last year?  If you’re a typical employee in the USA, it’s likely you ended the year with more than half of your time unused.  Studies show that 91% of companies provide their employees with vacation time, but nearly 60% of the time more than half of the vacation […]

How Secure are You?

Do you feel secure? Recently the news has been filled with reports of big retailers having major data breaches, operating systems having terrible vulnerabilities, and even legitimate businesses harvesting personal and private information from your account. Even tiny web sites like this are constantly bombarded with attempts to gain administrative rights.  Not a day goes […]

Motivation

Being motivated at work can mean the difference between just getting by and enjoying what you do and working hard to be successful. As a manager, how do we make sure our staff is motivated, and more importantly, how do we ourselves stay motivated? Staff motivation is always a challenge, particularly in organizations where the budget […]

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