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Managing people

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in managing people.

Sorting out dysfunctional meetings

Sitting through dysfunctional meetings can feel like a marathon. But there are ways to save time and keep employees engaged, says David Parmenter.

Employee engagement

Annual appraisals are giving way to continuous coaching. Matias Rodsevich offers insight on how keeping staff cheerful is good for business.

Enhancing email efficiently

Everyone spends too long sifting through countless emails, says Richard Wolfe. Here, he provides eight simple tips that will help streamline the email process.

Hiring a financial director

What’s the best way to find your next FD? Will you recognise the ideal candidate when you meet them? The faculty spoke to a variety of recruitment experts about how to find the perfect fit.

Team talk

Learning to manage people with different strengths and weaknesses is key to getting the best from your staff. Here are six ways for those new to management to maximise team output – plus a few things to avoid.

Managing people in teams

This Finance and Management faculty lecture was originally presented live at Chartered Accountants' Hall, London on 16 January 2008.

Team players

Getting the right mix of people in your team can be a near-impossible task. Christian Doherty considers whose job it is to recruit the right mix, and talks to former Avon HR director Anne Gill about which tools she used to recruit the perfect team.

Right thoughts, right words

Conflict in the workplace has the power to break a business, and resolving disagreements and negotiating a result can be challenging. But as Patrick Dunne explains, the right strategy and actions from the board and executives can be all that’s needed.

Pulling together

Effective teamwork can be key to business success. Steve Coomber examines the factors that create such high-performing teams.

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