Questions tagged [management]

For questions about the tools and practices of management, including business management, project management, performance management and other management disciplines in the workplace.

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As a senior developer - architects/senior management making decisions based on their own (future) resume rather than company's best interest

I'm a senior developer and as well as the "coding up software" and "mentoring others" I get involved in a lot of meetings about future direction, how we will carry out the latest strategy, etc. My ...
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Feeling bored with software development. Should I change career paths? [on hold]

just looking for some advice really as I don't know where to turn. I am currently working for a fairly large tech company, working as an application software engineer. I've been here for a couple of ...
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What to do when remote teammates don't respond?

I am in USA. I work for a software company which has many offices in USA & the rest of the world. Our company has very flexible work policies in general. Very few teams work from office, and ...
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Should I ask for a raise for myself AND another manager?

Small Business of 40 employees. I am #2 person in charge (under the owner). I was given a raise a year an a half ago of 10%, however, the owner asked that I would not ask for another raise for 2 years....
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My task was reassigned to an intern, from my superior who is on vacation

I am working part-time in a small team, where my task is relatively isolated from the others' work. My supervisor is currently on vacation. At the beginning of this month, an intern started working ...
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Underperforming in my new-ish (~1 year) role but boss hasn't said anything even with prompting in regular catch-ups. What if anything should I do?

I started a role at a new company about a year ago but due to various factors I don't think I've been able to get "up to speed" as much as they perhaps expected (it was a new role to the company, so ...
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How to tell my current boss that I don't agree with company's current practice of employee leasing

Background A few months ago I started a Job as a senior java developer at an IT consultancy. In the interview rounds they introduced themselves as a company that works solely in-house for their ...
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Getting new boss with no experience in the field

I'm getting a new boss (for several unknown reasons I was not promoted to this position, although I have the skills and experience), who does not have any specific experience in the field which he ...
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Who is responsible for finding cover for my shift while I'm on holiday? how many days notice must I give for a one-day holiday? [closed]

I work in a factory toolroom. I booked a one-day holiday exactly one week in advance. this has caused offence to my supervisor. saying I have not given enough notice and also I haven't spoken to the ...
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Manager giving feedback based on hearsay; how should I proceed?

I've just recently started a new job, and my direct manager is also quite new in a management role. During my first/last review, he stated I needed to work on my soft skills and was not enough of a "...
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Are there any alternatives to quitting? [closed]

In some ways this company is great, but in other ways it's not so great. There are several rules that the owner creates out of thin air that he will not cave on. Recently, our A/C broke in the office....
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Telling manager project isn't worth the effort?

My manager has passed-off a project to me from one of our former co-worker who left the company. Some of our team members are spending 20+ hours a week on creating reports and accessing databases and ...
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Can they fire me for placing a grievance about my manager?

I'm an employee in the United Kingdom; I placed a grievance about my manager and a member of HR after an incident took place. Instead of my managing director investigating it fairly she is ...
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Is earning a higher salary than your colleague a valid reason to get assigned more work than him?

I've seen this kind of trend in the software industry. Let's say there's a guy who performs well, Joe. And there's a guy who delivers mediocre work, Calvin. Now as Joe keeps performing well, he gets ...
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Refusal of Paid Sick Leave for Wisdom Tooth (California) [closed]

Good morning everybody, As I am typing this message, the sky outside my window is brightening, and the "woosh" sounds of traffic are increasing. A couple of hours before 6:26 am, the streets were ...
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Changing a job in a company where people are fully dependent on me [duplicate]

In the beginning when I applied for the job - I've given an information that the only reason I'm coming to their company (which is a Software House) was because I got rejected from a dream job at the ...
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How do you survive a business disaster right after a promotion?

I'm entering a management position for the first time in my career and am wondering how to mitigate potential reputational damage. The company currently has a flat startup structure, but my ...
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Negative vibes & environment at new workplace, is it normal? [closed]

I would just like to ask for opinions on this matter. I started working at this company on new year (small company with 30+ staff). During my probation, I started to feel burnouts. FYI, I'm the ...
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How to convince my boss not to commit binary files and assets to git?

I am rather new in my workplace (some months). I am having trouble convincing my boss not to make a big mistake for which the company and the software team is going to pay. As for today, we are (...
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Return to work after sick leave - employer is ignoring my wishes to return

I live in Scotland and I'm having a lot of issues with returning to work. I was signed off work about 5 months ago after being diagnosed with severe anxiety and depression. I never intended to be off ...
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I was removed from Project and asked to exit or change the project [closed]

I have 5.5 years of Experience in Java and 1 year in Angular. I joined a (4 year old) Startup Company on Jan 2019 with lots of hope and excitement. At the time of interview they promised that I would ...
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How do I report an employee who is compromising security of employees and clients?

I work as a software developer on a team of 4 people for a community outreach organization. The network security is poor but upper management is aware of it, and we're planning to switch to a better ...
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What can you do when you are asked to do a potentially dangerous or odd tasks, unrelated to your main job duties?

What do you do when you are asked to do a task that is outside of your area of expertise? Specific example - originally hired as a ported at a car dealership. You are asked to remove floor tile from ...
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How to politiy decline tasks from other teams who didn't recognized my work in past

I was hired as a developer in a Team-A. I needed inputs from another team so I didn't have much work to do for long time. But during this time I voluntarily started contributing in another Team-B. ...
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Handing off (to another team) support processes - how to communicate that not everything can be part of a “checklist”?

Summary: I'm a developer, and currently also do support for the stuff I develop. Due to organisational reasons I'm being asked to hand off the 'support' function to a dedicated support team, but they ...
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How to ask inconvenient questions / talk about sensitive topics in front of all employees and your boss?

Once a month we have a meeting, where nearly all employees, managers and the boss (CEO) participates. The main goal of this meeting is to keep all informed about relevant news regarding the company ...
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Fraudulent activity by the Accountant at a previous employer, who was involved in redundancies [closed]

Some years ago, I began work for a small company, where the accountant played quite an active role in management. She would visit once a month for a few days, to 'do the books', during which time the ...
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How can I know how much authority/decision making power etc I have as an employee?

(I feel a bit silly asking this as I'm several years into a professional career already, hence the throwaway account.) As an employee in a company, how can I know which decisions/courses of action ...
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Ranking team mates to present to boss

At my workplace, I have several co-workers who, along with myself, are managed by two team leads (we'll call them John and Pat). Above them is our overall manager (we'll call him Rob). I've ...
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How can I review my manager, who is fine?

I have to write a review of my manager for the past half. My manager is perfectly fine. They're pretty hands-off, which is what I want: they stay out of the way and just allow me to ship things. I don'...
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Boss expects me to attend meetings I was never informed about? [closed]

My boss expected me to attend a meeting I was never informed about existed that isn't a regular event that repeats every couple of cycles.. I'm not going to just assume things exist without reason and ...
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The new project my team is supposed to start makes me feel a déjà vu of a past failed project. How to proceed?

Background The company I work for has the HQ in the Central Europe and a very important branch in a Eastern European country (within EU though). Many important projects start in the HQ with hybrid ...
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Is it advisable to inform the CEO about his brother accessing his office?

Facts: Mid-sized company with multiple branches. I wrote the access-control (among other things) powering the smart readers and I'm entitled to a master-token. Brother of CEO is employed as well in a ...
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How can I deal with 3 managers telling me to work on their tasks only?

I'm currently looking for a new job so just commenting that and dipping is less than useful. I have 3 managers who all have the same title, and they keep getting mad at me for not working on their ...
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I agreed to cancel a long-planned vacation (with travel costs) due to project deadlines, but now the timeline has all changed again

TL;DR cancelled a long-planned trip due to a delay in project deadlines and my backup person quitting, and received most of the cost back from the company. Turns out in retrospect it wasn't necessary ...
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How to tell a coworker that their communication is confusing, because they speak off topic? [duplicate]

I thought maybe this would be a better fit for interpersonal.stackexchange.com but noticed a lot of answers given there are strange. I recently started working for a small company. In the interview I ...
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What's the best way to manage someone with a great degree but few skills? [closed]

On the Hot Network Questions list today: "Just graduated with a master’s degree, but I internalised nothing." Suppose that OP or someone in the same position has just been assigned to me as a ...
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Can I ask to speak to my future colleagues before accepting an offer?

I recently completed the interview process at a local company and I have received a reasonable offer. I have an appointment tomorrow to inform them of my decision in person. In South Africa there are ...
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Should I report a leak of confidential HR information?

I found that an employee who is no longer with us uploaded a giant Excel file containing HR information into Slack. The file is available to anyone in our Slack and contains names of all current and ...
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What to do about (new) manager simply ignoring me?

I work part time for an agency. My manager recently got replaced. Understandably she does things a differently, and may even be learning the position herself. Sometimes when I ask questions she simply ...
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Software Engineer out of college with no work to do!

I graduated in May and just started my first full-time software engineering position at a smaller (relatively speaking) branch of a large defense contractor. My first day of work was June 10. However,...
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When a major safety violation has occurred and my boss recedes discipline, what should I do?

Situation, worker violated a major safety policy. I was sent out to retrieve company vehicle etc. I was also told worker would be suspended pending the investigation. Arrived at work to find the "...
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Would it be ethical to privately tell a colleague that our boss will probably fire him soon? [duplicate]

Big IT company. Today, my colleagues of our team project (5 people) except one developer (let his name be John) and I were invited to talk with our boss. It gets out that our boss wants to replace ...
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Request from management that I disagree with

Posting from real account now I work on the IT security team at my employer as a senior analyst / engineer. A part of my job duties is performance reporting to senior management on certain ...
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How do I professionally let my manager know I'll quit over cigarette smoke in the office?

My manager just started allowing smoking cigarettes in the office today because he and another guy like it. I hate it and I'm having trouble breathing. I'm considering walking out this afternoon but I ...
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Does management has a spy on floor? [closed]

Recently the company I joined which had made some people redundant and there was a meeting to make sure no one else is getting laid off, but since then a guy is always hovering the floor like keeping ...
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Not comfortable with boss [closed]

I don't like the the bossy behavior of my CEO, I am working for a very small startup (less then 5 people). He call someone by knocking the glass in the room, does not show a smiling face in the ...
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Asked for a raise three years ago, haven’t had any movement what’s next steps to take?

Several years ago, I was a UI designer/developer for a company I currently still work for (I have been there now for 7 years). I was asked to choose to either stay in my department as a UI developer ...
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How to start learning management [closed]

I was recently offered an opportunity to move from individual contributor to manager. I have no experience as a manager. I asked my manager for recommendations about how to learn management, but ...
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How to resolve situation with less specialised senior dictating how to do my job when he doesn't like the solution?

I'm a software developer with about 10 years experience, working as a consultant since end of last year, through an agency that put me with my first client where I've now been for half a year. The ...