There are several films that address this issue. "I want to kill my boss" (pictured) is one of the funniest and lead us to great thoughts on the subject: Nick Hendricks (Jason Bateman), Kurt Buckman (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale Arbus (Charlie Day) are friends who suffer in hands of their bosses, Dave Harken (Kevin Spacey), Bobby Pellitt (Colin Farrell) and Julia Harris (Jennifer Aniston), respectively. Together, they decide to put into action a plan to eliminate them.
25 years ago I relate in the classroom and beyond with dozens of professionals in all social and cultural levels. Regardless of the positions and functions they perform, realize that the visions are conflicting and at the same time, in many cases distorted.
Some bosses tend to say that much of the staff has no commitment to the job and is incompetent. Already subordinates believe that the boss and the boss are to blame for almost everything bad that happens in the company.
This situation tends to remain and even worsen, because of the great pressure that is present in the workplace, with targets and ever-increasing fierce competition among organizations.
With rare exceptions, the middle management is unprepared to make the management of people. I will examine the case of retail, it is that I have more experience:
A great salesperson is promoted to the status of a store manager. From there, he imagines that its function remain to continue the sales floor and perform the activities of its previous position. Lots of running and walking people management and planning. However, the main activity of a manager is to manage your employees, making aprimorem or develop the skills and competencies. It is clear that the main focus will continue to increase sales. But only the team will be able to achieve the goals. The manager is primarily responsible for developing the same.
In many cases the company loses a great seller and can not always get a quality manager.
On the other hand, many employees really want just a "job" to tan for the weekend, nothing more than that. Have little or no ambition for professional growth, not investing in their careers, even when there are free courses or sponsored by the company. This is a very common situation in various business segments, particularly in retail.
Of course we should not generalize, however, it is necessary that the chief and his staff are able to reflect on their successes and mistakes. No use lying to yourself.
On the desktop we spent more than one third of our time, for 35 to 40 of the best years of our lives. Make interpersonal relationships are pleasant and everyone can grow personally and professionally, is the primary function of managers and other staff.
I believe that dialogue is the beginning of the whole process of improving relations in the workplace. Managers need to perform fewer functions that can be delegated and focus more on those of greater complexity and that only they can accomplish a masterful example of the process of continuous learning and incentives to its employees.
Finally, I selected a few sentences about relationships and people management. Check out:
"The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and poor performance." - Peter Drucker
"There are great men who make everyone feel small, but the real man is one who makes everyone feel great." - Gilberto Chersterton
Depending on your experience/qualifications2007-09-08 19:18:18 by Joe-D-S
Craigslist may be a good place to start. Do a search in the Jobs section for "antique" or "antiques" for the cities you are interested in. I just tried it for the Bay area site and spotted a few:
Seeking Manager for Antique Store --
Sales Associate needed for Antique Asian Furniture --
Collective Antiques of SF seeking p/t sales associate --
Along with this, post your resume in the "Resumes" section of the board, and perhaps a "position wanted" message in the "Services" or "Jobs" section
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