David Wray

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Micromanaging bosses stunt personal growth Micromanaging is a managerial process of closely observing, controlling and/or reminding employees of the work required. It is generally seen as a negative management style because it stunts or limits freedom. That is, the freedom… Continue Reading…

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The difference between persuade, influence, and coerce Starting with a common understanding of persuade, influence and coerce terms helps! To persuade is to “make someone do or believe something by giving them a good reason to do it or by talking to that person and making them believe it” (Cambridge… Continue Reading…

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Controversial opinions as a norm? The last eighteen months have seen a rise in controversial opinions shared via social media platforms, including business networking site, LinkedIn. A growing number of people are unfollowing or disengaging with individuals, personally or professionally,… Continue Reading…

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How do underlying workplace conflicts arise? Dilbert can bring out a range of reactions to the comic strip’s ways of resolving underlying conflicts. As humorous as Dilbert can be, the underlying theme of the cartoon is very real for many…. Continue Reading…

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What has the pandemic done to how we see our employer? SilkRoad Technology and OnePoll surveyed over 1500 employees and 500 executives covering, amongst other things, employer support during the pandemic. The results indicate a real gap in communication and a… Continue Reading…

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