The Management Maven


Observing the office around you can be quite telling. Try these prompts to get you started.

Picture your staff’s individual workstations. What do they all have in common?
Is every desk covered in personal photos and other mementos? Techie toys and gadgets? Or is it all neat, tidy and nothing but business?

It’s lunch time on an average weekday. Where are your staff?
Is everyone out grabbing a bite together? Meeting in a conference room for a brown bag learning session? Or are they all hunched over a Cup-O-Noodles at their desks?

It’s 5:30 pm on a Friday. Where are your staff?
Did everyone go their separate ways at 5:00 on the dot? Maybe they’re all at the corner bar for some team karaoke? Or are they still at their desks, with miles to go before they sleep?

(Photo by yoppy via Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons)

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