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How Many Direct Reports Should a Manager Have?

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Ah, the classic all-time question that has probably caused more arguments than it has resolved. The answer is, of course, it depends. However, there are some guidelines that can help you make the right decision, both for yourself and for your team. Let’s explore. Span of Control The number of direct reports that a manager has is most commonly referred to as their span of control. It’s a bit of a strange-sounding term, but it’s what […]

Should I change job? Earn, learn or quit.

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A question that I occasionally get asked is whether someone should stick with their current job or get something different.  Now, the first and most important thing I state is that I can’t possibly answer that question: everybody is an individual with a unique set of work, life and money circumstances. I certainly don’t want to be responsible for any regrettable decisions! However I do understand when people want a sounding board to check their […]