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How can a new mananger deal with a report who is not productive and has communication issues?

I work in a small start up and have recently been made a Team Lead. I have some developers working for me, a product manager and scrum master and a QA engineer. The jobs largely going well but there ...
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I received a written warning for my performance, how can I save my job?

The Situation I just walked out of a conversation with my boss. The HR person from the head office also joined us via phone. I was served with a written warning 'for consistent disregard of work and ...
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Past employer actively sabotaging my colleague's job search efforts?

I am listed as a reference for a former colleague (let's call him Bob). When working together at a past job (small company that had some financial troubles), Bob was unexpectedly let go for reasons ...
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How can I write instructions so that employees don't just tick boxes, but always go above and beyond? [closed]

Passion and motivation lead people to go above & beyond in their work and not just meticulously follow instructions so they can arrive and leave at precisely their agreed working hours. When the ...
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Meet internal targets while overworked VS postpone work to when feeling better?

I know since Tuesday morning that we will need to complete assignments A, B & C by Friday. Normally all three would require the full working days from Tuesday to Friday - so we start working on ...
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How can I gain insight about management assessment of performance improvement as applies to raises?

I started this job at the start of the year. Half way through the year I was put on performance management. I feel that the PM was the wrong call. While I passed the PM satisfactorily, because it ...
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What are the common indicators for employment termination? [closed]

To narrow the scope of the question, I will isolate the job to a corporate environment in which the job revolves around the provision of business improvement recommendations and strategic advice to ...
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How a status email should look like? [closed]

I'm working for small well growing company handling offshore projects. Here I'm working as a Software Developer(not experienced) Here is my problem, Currently I have been shifted to a new project and ...
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What sort of reasoning can I use to differently review two employees who provide the same output?

I have two employees, Alan and Beth. If I assign a task to be completed within 4 weeks (which is enough plus some slack to spare), both will finish on time with the same quality of work. The big ...
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Employee goals and performance [closed]

Within the last month I have just left a very comfortable position working with nice people in a nice place. It was nice. My issue was that of complacency. I felt that goals were not being well ...
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How can working remotely negatively impact performance? [closed]

Recently, there's been a lot of hype around working remotely or from home due to Yahoo's CEO, Marissa Mayer, supposedly ending all such practice at that company. Supposedly, this will improve the ...
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Should we tell all performance related problems to manager?

I was a newbie in software industry, in India, after completing my graduation. Started as a software developer but there was something I could not figure it out what was wrong with me as new ...
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I offended an employee by discussing his performance. Should I try to make amends?

I have an employee that I think has been underperforming the last few months. I don't have a "smoking gun" to prove that he is underperforming, however I do have some circumstantial evidence and a gut ...
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Implementing Peer Review System

I manage a small team of developers at my startup company. I want to evaluate and reward my team and I am thinking about having a peer review system where they evaluate each other. I think it will be ...
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2answers
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How much should I slack off? [closed]

I am a programmer and work 8-hour workdays. I have found it nearly impossible to sit and be concentrated on my work for the whole 8 hours - I do things like hang on Stack Exchange, go for a walk, eat ...
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Mental Issues from Lack of Movement - how to Address?

I'm a year into my first career step, working as a software -developer/-architect/-programmer/etc for a company of less than 20 people. During the past year, I've developed anxiety, depression, rage ...
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What is the best course of action when someone is performing sub-par in your team?

I've been in a couple situations where a member of the group pulls a lot less weight than the rest of us. Usually the manager doesn't realize. However after seeing people like that get credit for ...