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Bad Manager Behaviors

Bad Manager Behaviors

  This week I started thinking about the bad managment behaviors that could quickly kill the moral of your workers.  Luckily, I've dodged this bullet and havn't had any horrible managers, but have seen my share of them and the havoc they bring on their teams.  Some of these problems can be worked on and corrected and some are just personality [...]

How to Become a Better Manager

On a couple of different occasions I’ve mentioned that when I first became a manager, there was a learning curve that I needed to master, before becoming somewhat efficient at at.  I’ve decided to give some more key pointers that help you become a better manager 1: Go to other’s offices for meetings When you have your own office you [...]

Picking a Helpdesk Software

Picking a Helpdesk Software

One of the first I was assigned when I became a manager was to find a new helpdesk solution.  Our current solution was OK, but had been in use for several years and our department had outgrown the usefulness.  Plus a big plus was we wanted our user base to be able to track the status of their tickets. I had assumed that this take [...]

What your boss doesn’t want to hear

What your boss doesn’t want to hear

    I’ve been on both sides of the managers desk, and recently when talking with another tech, I thought about excuses that I’ve heard and some that I may have used.  An important part of any IT department is communication and following through with projects or workload, and someone's excuses can hurt that department.  I didn’t [...]

IT Manager: How to Motivate your Employees

IT Manager: How to Motivate your Employees

A while ago I had heard the fact that 85% of people in the work force today are either unhappy with their job or completely hate their jobs.  One of the first things Most managers will tell you that an unhappy employee can cause havoc on their productivity.  In IT you can run into even bigger problems, because when a tech is unmotivated it can [...]