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Helping Younger Bosses Manage Mature Workers
Bridging the work age gap: Tips for young managers to handle mature workers Many of the young managers have older subordinates, some old enough to be their parents.
Reconciling Yin & Yang
Managing conflict in the workplace There are many roles accorded to managers. Effectively rising to their multi- faceted function of managing a team of subordinates means they have to play director, instructor, motivator, disciplinarian and role model. One role that is often overlooked, but arguably among the most crucial to the productivity of a team, is that of a mediator in times of internal conflict. If a manager is able to understand and master the skill of mediation, it could prove to be one of the most powerful in his or her arsenal of managerial tools.
Managing Generational Diversity in the Workplace
Integrating views and perceptions of a generationally diverse workforce is crucial in moving forward in the new millennium An inter-generational workforce is nothing new. Since the beginning of industralisation, there have always been people from different generations working together in organisations. But what is different today is that it is now necessary for every generation – hard- driving Baby Boomers, self- reliant Generation X- ers and multi- tasking Generation Y- ers – to work even more closely with others. This has not only stressed inter- generational differences but also intensified existing tensions between the generations.
Managing Diversity the Tom Yum Goong Way
One stalk of lemon grass. Three kaffir lime leaves. Two tablespoons of fish sauce and twelve black tiger prawns. Who knew when these ingredients of extreme flavour are mixed together, they create a gastronomic experience so strongly associated with Thailand – the tom yum goong.
Appointing a Crown Prince
The corporate world should take the cue from the Japanese monarchy’s succession planning.
Keeping Your Best Stars
How to hold onto the brightest talents in your organization Running a company is much like making a full- length feature film. It requires firm management of staff and talents, serious investments and possibly, long working hours. And just like how a film hangs on the efforts of its production crew, actors and writers to bring in big bucks at the box office, a company relies on its management team and employees for a healthy bottom line.