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By Todd Dewett |

Managing different types of employees: Management Tips

This week I’ll tackle a fun case: managing those employees who approach their jobs a bit differently than the rest. Say hello to your creative and technical teams.

In this week’s first tip we’ll address the creatives on your team. Creative professionals can be colorful, unique individuals; by nature they tend to view problems from different perspectives. Your real management challenge with creative professionals is nurturing and channeling their creativity while protecting them from team members who don’t understand their processes.

In the second tip, we’ll discuss employees on technical teams. Technical professionals often have impressive, elevated IQs, but can face communication challenges with other team members; often they think in more linear terms than some of their colleagues. As their manager, it’s important to help them translate their intellect to the broader group, while at the same time helping them strengthen their people skills.

Watch this week’s Management Tips so you can learn how to begin appreciating your most uniquely talented employees.

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