It’s understandable: completely revamping a decades-old practice like the annual review sounds daunting. Organizations worry that new methods won’t be effective, they might be just as time-consuming and perhaps most importantly, ...Read more
What can a police interrogator, an executive coach, and a world famous hypnotherapist teach us about how to engage difficult people in difficult conversations…and get amazing results?
In the last decade, new organizational models with greater geographical distribution, more matrixed structures, and increased diversity, as well as accelerated technology innovation, have made the way we work more interconnected than ever. “Sixty-seven percent of employees report an increase in work requiring active collaboration,”4 according to CEB. In the same study, general managers and senior executives reported needing a 20 percent improvement in employee performance.
Past performance does not necessarily indicate high potential, particularly if that future is in a significantly different role. The capabilities required to be a good engineer, analyst or researcher are quite different from those ...Read more
How do you preserve the characteristics that make your organization great in the face of drastic, continuous change? How do you sustain engagement and cultural continuity when you’re hiring masses of new talent every year? In this HCI ...Read more
What does it mean for employees at all levels to be “all in?” TURNER, a Time Warner Company, has adopted a new spirit of “more fun, less fear,” and HR is not just embracing but propelling this cultural ...Read more
Managing performance is a continuous effort. Every year, your organization invests significant time capturing executive objectives, cascading goals down through middle managers to individuals, and facilitating reviews. Yet the ...Read more
90% of employees decide whether they want to stay at a company within the first six months of employment and as much as 20% of employee turnover happens within the first 45 days of employment, according to the Aberdeen Group. Onboarding of new hires is an essential aspect of employee engagement and retention, yet these programs are often lacking a clear strategy for implementation and measurement.
At companies of every size, managers have a profound
impact on the way we work. Along with close teammates,
we also interact with our managers almost every day.Read more
Peter Drucker is credited with coining the phrase “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, referring to the importance of organizational culture for the success of a company. And since culture is derived from the leadership and employees, the assumption is that getting the best talent can ensure you create the best working culture for your business.
Now, what is that phrase regarding assumptions?