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The A-Model Guide for Line Manager Communication

The A-Model for Communication: A Guide for Line Managers

Mastering the art of effective communication within an organisation can be daunting, especially for line managers, who are the connective tissue between leadership and front-line employees. Research has highlighted the vital role that line managers play in organisational culture, particularly in reinforcing or modifying organisational practices (Cheney, Christensen, Zorn, & Ganesh, 2011). Hence, it’s not just the C-suite that crafts the culture and steers the ship; line managers translate abstract strategies into day-to-day actions.

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How to help your team work better in a hybrid workplace

How to help your team work better in a hybrid workplace

I still remember my first job after college in 2007. My manager gave me a phone, a laptop, and a remote connection to work. They told me I could work from home sometimes if needed – that was the end of the advice. I would burn out due to excessive hours and weak boundaries within a year. Over the next 13 years, I worked between 1 and 4 days from home before switching to fully remote in 2020. In some roles, the setup allowed me to flourish. In others, it was a source of stress, loneliness, and disconnection from the workplace.

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First Time Manager

How to manage your team and work as a first time manager

Stepping into the role of a first-time manager is an exhilarating experience, but let’s be honest—it comes with its fair share of challenges. Juggling a new workload and overseeing a team can feel overwhelming. Especially in organisations lacking adequate training and mentoring, the learning curve for a first-time manager can be pretty steep.

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