As a Manager you have to cope with people. This is your daily bread. The way you communicate with others can be a key to either your success or failure. People tend to block themselves, refuse to cooperate when their Manager talks to them in a wrong way. A good Manager has to understand a few ground rules that always have to be applied while communicating with other people, and here they are!

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It is impossible to work between 9-5

by Agnieszka Gibowska March 18, 2010 Best practices
Have you ever wondered how many hours do you actually work at the office? Excluding lunch breaks and other breaks obviously. Have you ever calculated your productivity level during the day? How many hours are you able to work uninterrupted? If at all possible.
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A recipe for a perfect team doesn’t exist?

by Agnieszka Gibowska March 4, 2010 HRM
The value of having jelled teams in the company or working in one is pretty obvious. Such teams are more productive and work more efficiently since they feel comfortable with each other. Can we use some magic trick to create a good team? Not really. For managers it’s usually easier to point out team killing [...]
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Are company meetings useless?

by Agnieszka Gibowska February 5, 2010 HRM
The company life is all about communication be it direct, face-to-face or virtual and remote with colleagues, clients and company partners. Have you ever counted how many meetings you attend in the period of a month or a year? Many people’s work days consist of meetings almost entirely. After all these hours of discussing most [...]
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Is planning the career path pointless?

by Agnieszka Gibowska January 15, 2010 HRM
The beginning of a new year is always a great time to start moving your career in a better direction. It’s pretty common that at that time many employees set Workplace and Career New Year’ s Resolutions. This is also the time for looking back on what you achieved last year, what failures you faced [...]
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If there was no law, would everybody be criminals? Creating an agile workflow

by Maciej Greń October 21, 2009 Agile software development
Agile approach we have designed our own workflow which is applicable to all our employees and clients. We are alltogether in one workflow which is clear to everyone. At least in theory. To make it real we had to configure our project management environment to allow following the Agile approach. After several improvements we think that we managed to implement a very suitable workflow in managing our daily operations and cooperation with customers in Agile way
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