Workers distracted during meetings? Use these 4 strategies to get their attention

We all know the frustration of preparing for an important meeting, only to have employees stare at their electronics the entire time.

Firmness vs. flexibility: Keys to knowing when to crack down and when to loosen up

As an IT manager, striking a balance between rigidly following your company’s procedures and allowing for the human mistakes that occur in a workplace can be challenging.

Embracing disagreements: What to do when a ‘Negative Nancy’ won’t stop complaining

Most departments have at least one person who’s always complaining or disagreeing with the rest of the team.

First look at 2017 budgets: Some growth, mostly flat

It may seem like just yesterday we rung in the new year, but it’s already time for most IT pros to turn their eyes to 2017. What does next year have in store for budgets?

The top 10 lies managers tell

Dealing with higher-ups isn’t always easy. And it can require the patience of a saint. So it’s no surprise that every now and then a little white lie will slip out.

3 keys to learning from the worst day of your professional life

Most IT pros can look back on a failed project (and hopefully only one) and say, “Well that was a mess.” But at the end of the day, was anything really learned that would prevent it from happening again? 

5 ways to say ‘No’ to your boss (and still keep your job)

It sometimes seems like part of IT’s job description is “Deliver the impossible on a regular basis (under budget, too). Execs know what they want – or think they do – but aren’t always concerned with the logistics behind it. 

The factor that leads to 42% of employees quitting their jobs

Stress at work isn’t just a minor annoyance. If it isn’t kept in check, it can lead to employees checking out according to a recent survey. 

Other duties asinine: 10 craziest manager requests

We’ve all gotten plenty of unrealistic or strange requests from bosses. But chances are you’ve never  been assigned these awful tasks. 

5 ways to keep IT staff working as a team

Like any group of people, members of an IT staff don’t always get along. In this guest post, workplace expert Jennifer Michelle has some advice for when trouble brews.