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I manage a small team and recently hired for a new position. In the job posting it clearly stated that the work hours are from 8:00-4:30. No concerns about these hours were mentioned during the interview process at all. Recently after ...Read more

  1. This is not a problem with the employee. This is a problem between you and your superior. As a middle-level manager, I would be aghast if my boss allowed someone to go around me and get their acceptance on such a request without even first letting me know about it. I’d immediately request a one-on-oRead more

    This is not a problem with the employee. This is a problem between you and your superior.

    As a middle-level manager, I would be aghast if my boss allowed someone to go around me and get their acceptance on such a request without even first letting me know about it.

    I’d immediately request a one-on-one meeting with my boss and discy what my role was, what my authority was, and why this end-around happened.

    Hopefully I would hear that this was all a mistake or misunderstanding. But if I found that I actually had no real authority and that this sort of thing would continue to happen, I’d re-evaluate my role and decide if it was still a role that I wanted to fill or not.

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I’m 6 months into a new job that uses a technology I’ve had no experience in (but am trying really hard to learn). Often I get tasks that I have real difficulty with. I flag this: I say that I’ve ...Read more

  1. Your boss probably knows that this is new tech for you, and that your results take longer and are less robust. As you say in your comment, the real experts are just too busy – you’re all he’s got. Thus, don’t assume that you are performing below expectations, because you’re not expected to have mastRead more

    Your boss probably knows that this is new tech for you, and that your results take longer and are less robust. As you say in your comment, the real experts are just too busy – you’re all he’s got. Thus, don’t assume that you are performing below expectations, because you’re not expected to have mastered the technology.

    Your boss might also think that the best way for you to master the technology is to dive head-first into it. A lot of people don’t realize that other people think differently, and learn differently! It’s up to you to let your boss know that you think a different way would be more effective.

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  1. For a CTO, It's really important to understand what people need on the business side and then listening to developers and understanding their challenges, or even application providers and understanding what products did and didn't do and also being a good decision maker. CTOs have to be life learnerRead more

    For a CTO, It’s really important to understand what people need on the business side and then listening to developers and understanding their challenges, or even application providers and understanding what products did and didn’t do and also being a good decision maker. CTOs have to be life learners to learn the art of delegation who are always constantly going deep in new areas. Good communication skills, Mentoring, Effective Hiring, Strategic Thinking, Diplomacy And Patience.
    Attached a video for your reference. Kindly watch it for your understanding.

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  1. The four steps of PDCA cycle is explained in its name only, which goes like Plan- Do- Check- Adjust. It is a continuous quality improvement model consisting out of a logical sequence of four repetitive steps for continuous improvement and learning. The four steps go like this: 1. Plan: You need to sRead more

    The four steps of PDCA cycle is explained in its name only, which goes like Plan- Do- Check- Adjust. It is a continuous quality improvement model consisting out of a logical sequence of four repetitive steps for continuous improvement and learning. The four steps go like this:
    1. Plan: You need to start with planning and also plan ahead for change for that you may need to analyze and predict the results.
    2. Do: Once the plan is laid out then execute the plan, taking small steps in controlled circumstances.
    3. Study: After implementation you should check and then study the results.
    4. Act: Lastly, take action to standardize or improve the process.

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  1. Job description and specification are outputs of job analysis. Job description is details about the job for which candidates are required. It should include the following details: i) Tasks, duties and responsibilities of the employee ii) Reporting relationship of the employee iii) The location of joRead more

    Job description and specification are outputs of job analysis.

    Job description is details about the job for which candidates are required.
    It should include the following details:
    i) Tasks, duties and responsibilities of the employee
    ii) Reporting relationship of the employee
    iii) The location of job etc

    Job specification is details about the candidate (human requirements).
    It should include the following details:
    i) Educational qualification
    ii) Skills possessed
    iii) Personality traits

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  1. Leadership can be referred to as a process of inspiring, motivating and influencing people to achieve a shared set of objectives. Leadership plays a vital role in organizations. Be it leadership at the senior most level or at the team level. Some reasons why leadership is important: 1. Keeps employeRead more

    Leadership can be referred to as a process of inspiring, motivating and influencing people to achieve a shared set of objectives.
    Leadership plays a vital role in organizations. Be it leadership at the senior most level or at the team level. Some reasons why leadership is important:
    1. Keeps employees motivated: Effective leadership inspires and motivates employees to work towards the common goal to be achieved. Motivation can be provided in the form of cash or kind to the employees.
    2. Keeps everyone focused: Employees work towards achieving the vision set out by their organizations senior leadership. It is this vision that keeps them focused and on track.
    3. Helps in conflict management: A leader helps to keep the team in co-ordination and harmony. Any conflicts that exist within the team can be resolved with the help of team leader.

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  1. "Customer Relationship Management or CRM is a process of end to end management of existing customers or potential customers. The CRM process starts right from generating leads through marketing campaigns to providing the customers with support with respect to the products or services offered. CRM isRead more

    “Customer Relationship Management or CRM is a process of end to end management of existing customers or potential customers. The CRM process starts right from generating leads through marketing campaigns to providing the customers with support with respect to the products or services offered. CRM is management of customer lifecycle. It is an approach which uses customer’s past data to analyze with the view of making improvements in business. Main aim of customer relationship management is retaining customers. CRM helps companies to streamline their processes and improve profitability.
    I have linked a video better understanding

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  1. CEO's main role is developing a business plan that clearly identifies the company's mission and goals. They delegate management responsibilities to others regarding marketing strategies, accounting methods, technology and other areas. In smaller businesses CEO's act as operations managers too. CEO eRead more

    CEO’s main role is developing a business plan that clearly identifies the company’s mission and goals. They delegate management responsibilities to others regarding marketing strategies, accounting methods, technology and other areas. In smaller businesses CEO’s act as operations managers too. CEO ensures that the company maintains high social responsibility wherever it does business and
    assesses risks to the company by ensuring that they are monitored and minimised. In larger businesses, evaluating the work of other executive leaders within the company, including directors, vice presidents, and presidents is another role of CEO. Creating a business network can serve a variety of purposes in an organization and is an important duty for a CEO to take on. Combining it all says it’s the CEO’s responsibility to figure out and examine how all the pieces fit together, implement a plan, execute it perfectly and oversee the operation of the organization, in accordance with its challenging strategy.

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  1. A communication process has 7 elements. They are as listed below: 1. Sender: The initiator of a message in the process of communication. 2. Ideas: These include the information that needs to be sent across to the destination. 3. Encoding: It represents converting the message into symbols. Using emotRead more

    A communication process has 7 elements. They are as listed below:
    1. Sender: The initiator of a message in the process of communication.
    2. Ideas: These include the information that needs to be sent across to the destination.
    3. Encoding: It represents converting the message into symbols. Using emotions and long sentences to put across the message.
    4. Communication channel: It is the medium you use to communicate your message.
    5. Receiver: Receiver is the final destination for whom the message was intended.
    6. Decoding: It is the process of interpreting the encoded message received from the sender.
    7. Feedback: It implies responding to the message received.

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