Questions tagged [management]

Questions relating to situations involving management in the workplace.

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How should I explain to the senior members of my team that our CTO is also our stakeholder?

The context is the following. During a corporate restructuring that happens this year, there were many resignations and layoff in my current company. Our CTO lives in New Zealand and we are based in ...
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How to deal with under-performing teammate when boss doesn't notice? [duplicate]

I work in a small company but my team has currently grown to include well over a dozen people. We all report to the same boss. This big team is broken up into sub-teams (each sub-team has no manager)....
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How to deal with a Co-worker with performance issues

I've been managing a small electronics store for a few years. I have two co-workers: the boss, and the technician. I have a problem with the technician: he's very nice, skilled, and actually the one ...
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Senior employee of my team understood my email as an order and didn't like it

I'm leading the Agile team with a flat structure and we recently got a new team member. He is 10 years older than me and more experienced in some things (emotional intelligence) and he is local in a ...
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Is my manager really on vacation or could this be related to being investigated? [closed]

Note: I'm already seeking employment elsewhere, please no advice on that Almost a month ago, my PM gave me a PIP and a final warning. No warning given prior. I kept extensive notes of conversations ...
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Disrespectful Colleague, Management not Doing a Thing

I have been in my current job for almost 7 months (it's my first job out of college), the first month was awesome! I really loved my job and enjoyed every minute of it! then there were some changes in ...
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Boss wants to use my lunchtime for work

My boss has recently asked us to attend a presentation during lunch. This will be a recurring thing at least once a month. However, I am not paid for my lunch, so I consider this to be my own time ...
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How can I convince my company to improve our software development process? [closed]

I work as an embedded software developer for a growing company that manufactures physical products and, in my opinion, is undergoing some growing pains due to its rapid growth. For decades, it was a ...
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Negotiating with my boss to let me work remotely or similar during depressions?

I'm a programmer working for a startup in San Francisco. I go through pretty bad depressive phases during the winter (it is a medical condition). It's often difficult to get out of bed, let alone ...
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Does it make sense to send multiple e-mails to management when the first one is ignored?

This happened to me some years ago and I'm still not sure what the proper course of actions should have been. Just to give you the context, I used to work in a medium-sized company with a small ...
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How to deal with a senior coworker who sabotaged my work

I currently work on a team being led by a senior coworker with a title equivalent to tech lead in Agile, however I do not report to him. About 3-4 months ago he switched the process from exporting ...
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How to get a response from a busy team?

I need to get an update for some high priority items, which have been pending for months now and starting to get absolutley critical. The technical team of 2 are the only colleagues who can help me. ...
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Boss setting expectations that subordinates can't meet

My grand boss has communicated out an unrealistic expectation to the board that we are unable to meet. My subordinate has complained to the board about my grand bosses conduct but won't elaborate to ...
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Sexual harassment in the workplace and boss not doing anything

I'm 36, married with two kids aged 7 and 8, been with my wife since I was 21. For the past few weeks, I've been sexually harassed by a co-worker; he's been asking me about things like oral sex, ...
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How to resign smoothly after having made promises during interviews [closed]

When I was interviewing, I was very excited to join this company. My resume tells I am a job hopper, they told me why should we hire you? I convinced them, but I explained why I want to change ...
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How can we be credited as individuals when pair-working as apprentices? [closed]

I work with a colleague who is similar in level but has different skills. They joined the company at the same time as me. We mainly focus on web development and software development (maintenance). ...
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Dealing with a team member who ignores company structure

I manage a DevOps team of ca 10 engineers in ~150 headcount software development company. One of my team members (call him Joe) has been with the company pretty much since its inception 10+ years ago, ...
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Dealing with attraction to my boss [closed]

I'm a recent college grad who finally got my first real programming job. For better or for worse, I am extremely attracted to my boss and have quickly developed feelings for her. This seemed awesome ...
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How do I convince my manager it's a bad idea to allow a reviewer to see a review of them from a subordinate before reviewing said subordinate?

Performance review season is rapidly approaching at my company, and our manager's manager has asked us to help her by creating a word document that has a list of our achievements from the past year ...
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should I complain to my boss about work partner? [duplicate]

I am doing job at a company where my boss divide work between me and one of my other partner. My partner sits idle whole the day and did not even help me out with the given task. When task is ...
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How to refuse to go to a meeting without a key team member present

I have a project manager that's been very relaxed on actually managing a project. His main style of management is to pick a laundry list of things that need to be accomplished in 1 week and tell the ...
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Management Not Responding To My Resignation

I have been working in a Software company and I have a bond there for 2 years. I have already served for 1 year 8 months. Unfortunately I'm now having some health issues and wanted to discontinue my ...
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What will motivate management to address operations shortfall?

The business I work for is a restaurant (franchise, one of 80+.) In 3 years it has rarely operated with a full staff because attracting workers to this location is difficult. My question is about how ...
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What is the way to give back stolen money to my boss?

I am working in a company for 2 years now. The owner is my father in law. Last year I was having money problems. My father in law trusts me a lot, so I was able to steal some money from the company in ...
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Can you safely go to HR about issues with management?

I work in Maryland, USA and have been working with a company for almost 10 years. For about the last 3 of them, I've been warned about, a newly hired regional manager that had eyes on me by my direct ...
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Is it wrong to refuse to work a shift I don't feel comfortable working those hours?

I work at a hotel and there is someone at the front desk 24/7. I once volunteered to work overnights because I love to cook but a few incidents happened and I no longer feel comfortable working those ...
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Received broken gift at workplace from the company. What should I do?

On occasion of Diwali, all the employees at my workplace got a 1ltr glass bottle nicely gift wrapped from the HR department. When I opened mine, I learned that the bottle is already broken(not by ...
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From Respected to “Invisible “

Over the last year I’ve found myself becoming increasingly invisible at work and would like to hear how others have addressed the situation. I consistently provide help to others as a subject matter ...
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Is it possible to have a “high income” as an engineer, or do I have to go for management jobs or having my own company?

Note that I have graduated not long ago - so I do not have much work experience. My situation: I am 26. I have a double-degree from a top French engineering school and a top 10 US university. I have ...
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Is it appropriate that my boss asks my teammate to validate my data work, and CC's me on the email instead of addressing it verbally?

My supervisor requested that my teammate does a quick validation on my work. He didn't ask me to explain my logic or even talk to me verbally about my teammate and I validating it together. Instead, ...
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Manager (Possibly) Setting Employee Up To Fail?

I'm asking this question on my partner's behalf/request. My partner works in retail. It is important to note that she is a part-time employee (~20 hours a week, paid hourly) and is not in a ...
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How can I plan a Christmas party when there seems to be no suitable date?

So I've been asked to plan a Christmas party for my department (roughly 40 people). I have three requirements: The party has to be before December 25th. The main boss has to be available on the ...
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Should I present my improvement suggestion during usual meetings or during special one?

My current company is young and lacks very much structure. I would like to discuss with my line manager, who is the CTO, some possible improvements. Should I write an email and request an extra ...
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How to deal with a contractor who are present when he should not?

The company I work for has a contractor. This person is here since the beginning of the company, and he works for me. He helped built the framework the company is using so he has some legitimacy. He ...
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Ways to improve job situation with boss that is forgetful and is breaking safety rules

I work in a pool teaching water classes, and I have a fairly nice boss who means well; however, she is very forgetful. For example, once a year the pool is closed to be cleaned for a week, but I only ...
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I like my job, but dislike the type of clients and work we choose. How do I change this?

I took a job at the beginning of this year at a digital agency. As the title says, I generally enjoy everything about the job, except for the type of clients we work with... The longer-standing ...
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Have the company dropped the ball with me as a junior developer?

I've recently started my first job as a programmer (I'm currently one month in) at quite a small company and for my first assignment I got paired with a senior developer to work on a minor project, ...
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Asked for my boss a raise, but never received feedback [closed]

I'm currently working as a trainee in a software development company. In this company there are two programs for trainees: one that pays for 20 hours/week and other that pays for 30 hours/week (...
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Ask for appraisal

I have been working in a small company for almost 2 years, but it seems that I still could not request for any appraisal from my direct manager. So how should I go about that? Is it this company got ...
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Am I being overly critical and unfair to my coworker or is she being entitled?

About a year ago my boss was fired, and I was put in his place as a new manager. Our team was already understaffed, so I ended up doing several jobs, including team lead, project lead and PM for a big ...
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Driving the skype meetings, speaking effectively in skype meetings [closed]

I am a decent speaker but in a Skype conference call, I often stay quiet. Also when there are meetings with upper management I remain quiet. What are some of the good tips to speak in Skype meetings, ...
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Personal assistant; directors and boss keep interrupting my work to ask me to make them tea/coffee

I'm a personal assistant and have been at this company for over a year now. It really bugs me when directors interrupt me while I’m working and ask me to get them tea or coffee. I really don’t mind ...
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Telling your boss you're leaving due to loss of faith in the company [duplicate]

I work for a small team. There are only 26 total employees. In the past year I'd taken on major management responsibilities and put in a huge amount of overtime.This gave me the impression that it was ...
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How to handle a boss who constantly stares with an angry face in meetings?

Background: I am a software developer with little over of a decade experience in my job, based on India, but now I am working in Toronto through my Indian employer for 3+ years. ( I am a full time ...
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What to tell the senior staff about dietary restrictions of my team, for a welcome party?

I manage a team in which some people have dietary restrictions, religious and cultural. These people are new to my team. I am located in France. Senior management is planning a party for the ...
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Will switching out of IT hurt my chances of getting into IT later?

I've been in my company's IT department (the company is in transportation, US based) as a software developer for three years now, but my manager approached me recently about a job opening on the ...
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Anxiety attack at work, caused by colleague, how to handle?

I have a colleague who thinks he knows everything better than me. Sure, he knows many things, but not everything. He knows quite some things better than me, but I also know other things better than ...
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How can I clarify reporting structures, within the team, without sounding egomaniacal?

I work for a large public-sector organisation, in a managerial capacity, based in the UK. I started on this role about two months ago and then another team member was recruited, who I believe, as per ...
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How to politely ask “pretentious” engineers to simplify language

I spent a lot of time thinking on this question so that it can have an answer, so please inform me if it needs modification since I really need help with this problem. I am one of 10 team leads for ...
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What is the right approach to handle bossy co-worker?

I’ve joined a robotics team in a consulting firm one month ago. I don’t have any work experience so I’m quite new to almost everything. My co-worker, let’s say X, has been working on this area for one ...