Management & Babysitting (Part I)

Can you see any common ground between them? Have you ever thought about them in the same sentence? Well, I know I didn't, not until very recently... You find yourself managing all kinds of tasks, handling assignments,  participating in meetings, assuming and setting priorities, making phone calls, reading endless email threads, responding to numerous ad-hoc … Continue reading Management & Babysitting (Part I)

The management looks like an upside down umbrella

Something that is common in the workplace, is what I call “The upside-down umbrella management”. It describes behaviors of managers who act quite the opposite of what they are supposed to. It affects not only themselves, but also their subordinates in the worst way possible. Most of them try to handle every request they receive … Continue reading The management looks like an upside down umbrella