5 Ways to Achieve Top Results From Your Short-staffed TeamThursday 02 February 2017
Whether it’s in the private or public sector, office-based or not, being a manager is difficult and stressful enough during a busy day. However, the challenge often increases exponentially on a day when your workplace is short-staffed - you might not even have time to be stressed.
In the short-term, understaffing can be caused by sudden illness to members of your team or annual leave, while it may also be a more long-term issue caused by a substantial increase in customers, clients and workloads or major employee redundancies.
For Simone Gould, a senior IT manager in Birmingham, her responsibilities “increased two fold” when her employer reduced her team of technicians by 40% during cost-cutting measures, despite the department’s workload remaining significant.
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