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Today's workplace is filled with many issues that impact employee performance and add to workplace stress. I have many years experience supervising employees and can field questions for both management staff and non-management staff related to employee conflicts, employee-boss issues, time management, negotiation skills, preparing employee performance evaluations, developing resources, generation X and Y issues, and cultural diversity.

Experience in the area

I am a retired law enforcement officer, and I teach training classes around the country for law enforcement. I am also a consultant/trainer to private industry teaching numerous management development and supervisory courses. I teach report writing at a local junior college where I am an adjunct faculty member. I've also worked as a substitute teacher for grades K-12 and private tutor. I've been a facilitator for Volunteers in Victim Assistance, helping citizens/employees deal with community or work related traumas, and I've worked with abused and neglected children.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Although I am retired and currently work part-time as a private consultant, I am always looking to enhance my knowledge base and learn new skills to help others. I am intrigued by the differences in the generations at work--baby boomers, Xers and Ys.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Working with people is challenging, but it doesn't have to be difficult. The keys to working with others are developing rapport, establishing positive relationships, and taking the time to listen and understand the views of others.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There are many ways to skin a cat so to speak. In dealing with others, a major source of conflict is being close-minded as to how the work should be done and not allowing employees to have a voice. Workers offer much creativity; management needs to be willing to let workers use that creativity and to allow employee input in decision making whenever possible.

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Recent Answers from Alice Bogert

2016-04-19 Dealing with boss for time off:

Hi Grace,    I would suggest you find someone reliable to cover for you while you are gone for five days.  Tell your boss that you will be taking off five days for some necessary personal business.  Ask

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Hi Warinee,    It is tough being a new manager and having to deal with an employee who is under-performing on her job.  It would appear this has been true of her performance for some time, that her employees

2016-02-01 New job is a nightmare:

Hi Lerin,      I'm sorry your dream job has turned into a nightmare for you.  We spend the majority of our weekdays at work, and if going to work is a dreaded task every day, it's time to look at options

2015-08-03 Common work training mistakes:

Hi Kristen,    Training is an important factor in workplace productivity.  It teaches skill sets, enhances skills and keeps employees informed of concepts that should assist them in doing their jobs.

2015-03-09 falsely accused of racism:

Dear Jennifer,    I don't know how this will go.  You will have to wait out the investigation or consult a labor law attorney.    Relationships change when one of the parties has authority over the other


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