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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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    Hey janny, legally, it doesn't matter. "Founder" is a business title bestowed upon (taken by) the original people who organized the company and anyone they want thereafter. So, if you want to, you could make a head founder, chief founder, or whatever. There are no real rules.But I don't think co fouRead more

    Hey janny, legally, it doesn’t matter. “Founder” is a business title bestowed upon (taken by) the original people who organized the company and anyone they want thereafter. So, if you want to, you could make a head founder, chief founder, or whatever. There are no real rules.But I don’t think co founder is a job title.

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  1. A founder is someone who founds the company and/or business. That person usually comes up with the idea about what the company and business should be and/or what products or services should it be offering.Founders can set up a business on their own, or they can do it with others. For example, LarryRead more

    A founder is someone who founds the company and/or business. That person usually comes up with the idea about what the company and business should be and/or what products or services should it be offering.Founders can set up a business on their own, or they can do it with others. For example, Larry Page is a founder of Google. While a co-founder is someone who helps the founder found the company.So Larry Page is not only Google’s founder, but also a co-founder with Sergey Brin. Co-founder is a term that exists to give equal credit to multiple people who start a business together.A co-founder may be part of the vision of a startup from the get-go, or they may be brought on very early by the original founder because they have skills the founder is lacking. For example, the founder may have design skills, but no engineering skills. In that case, it greatly benefits them to bring on a technical co-founder early in the process of launching their startup.

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  1. Co-founders are in charge of developing financial estimates and setting milestones and timelines. A co-founder estimates costs to bring their product to market, develops financial plans to determine break-even points and ensure long-term solvency, and sets budgets as the company grows.The initial phRead more

    Co-founders are in charge of developing financial estimates and setting milestones and timelines. A co-founder estimates costs to bring their product to market, develops financial plans to determine break-even points and ensure long-term solvency, and sets budgets as the company grows.The initial phase of a startup is stressful and full of challenges. Most of the successful businesses would not be successful if they didn’t have strong co-founders.

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  1. Good teamwork is when all members of the team work towards a common goal with all dedication and unity and achieve the goal successfully. When team members understand each others strengths and weaknesses only then can they work as a team. In such scenarios team members back each other in difficult sRead more

    Good teamwork is when all members of the team work towards a common goal with all dedication and unity and achieve the goal successfully. When team members understand each others strengths and weaknesses only then can they work as a team. In such scenarios team members back each other in difficult situations and also keep teams morale high.

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  1. The term is commonly used in the context of business and startups, where the founder is basically someone who founds and establishes a business or start-up. A co-founder is basically a person who helps the founder set up the company, and lends their skills or resources to the business and idea.For eRead more

    The term is commonly used in the context of business and startups, where the founder is basically someone who founds and establishes a business or start-up. A co-founder is basically a person who helps the founder set up the company, and lends their skills or resources to the business and idea.For example, Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft.Just as Bill Gates can be called a founder, he can also be referred to as a co-founder, since he co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen.

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  1. "Here are some of the skills required for good teamwork: 1. Communication: The team members should communicate efficiently about any issues being faced. 2. Problem solving: It is an important skill needed when working in team. Possessing this skill will enable you to work towards solving issues creaRead more

    “Here are some of the skills required for good teamwork:
    1. Communication: The team members should communicate efficiently about any issues being faced.
    2. Problem solving: It is an important skill needed when working in team. Possessing this skill will enable you to work towards solving issues creatively.
    3. Persuasive speech: You should have the ability of persuasion or influence to make team members understand your ideas and to get your team to accept those ideas.
    4. Reliability: If team members cannot rely on each other for help, then team can’t succeed at whatever they are trying to achieve.
    5. Conflict resolution: Any conflicts within the team should be resolved by the team members.
    Here is an article which enlists more skills: https://zety.com/blog/teamwork-skills

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  1. To build a powerful network you can keep the following points in mind: 1. Set goal: You should set achievable goals. Meaning focus on the right people you want in your network and try to establish a long term relationship with them. 2. Etiquette is a key: To be able to build a network and establishRead more

    To build a powerful network you can keep the following points in mind:
    1. Set goal: You should set achievable goals. Meaning focus on the right people you want in your network and try to establish a long term relationship with them.
    2. Etiquette is a key: To be able to build a network and establish a long term healthy relationship your approach towards the person should be genuine. Be a good listener to the other person.
    3. Mindset change is required: When we talk about networking, it does not necessarily mean professional network. Somebody in your network can also be a very close friend or relative of yours.
    4. Quality should be the focus: Increasing the number of people in your network is worthless if you don’t share a good and healthy relationship with them.
    Here is an article which can help you even further to get answers to your question: https://www.feedough.com/build-powerful-network/

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