There have been countless articles written in the last couple of years about companies that have changed their entire performance management system. Their new systems might not all look exactly alike, but they all seem to have the following things in common:
- Performance discussions/reviews are entirely separate from compensation discussions.
- There are no more performance ratings or forced rankings
For the past few years, managers of established businesses have observed the significant growth of technology companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google. We’ve seen innovation and disruption as key organic growth drivers. But despite this awareness, and having significant resources, many industry leading organizations have missed new markets and growth opportunities that more agile companies have seized. For traditional companies, large and small, making the transition to thinking and acting digitally is critical, but easier said than done.Read more
In the past few years, the HR technology world has evolved from being a system of record to a system for talent management. These systems now present organizations with an opportunity to learn about their talent beyond just names, addresses and phone numbers. From recruitment systems that tap into people-data consolidators like LinkedIn, to enterprise social networks that enable people to connect in meaningful ways, now there are so many ways to really know your people. So have we really come far?Read more
When you present in front of a group, you want to communicate as quickly as possible:
- “This is relevant to your problem, needs, and interests…so it’s worth paying attention to.”
- “This is not the typical dry, pedantic presentation you’re accustomed to.”
What Does A Female Leader Look Like?
On Michelle Obama’s recent visit to Asia to promote the “Let Girls Learn” educational campaign, the first lady was criticized in the press for her clothing, which had a distinctively 1950’s style and association. One Fashion writer for the New York Times wrote, “As a woman, and one who spends a lot of time thinking about the messages women’s clothes send about their identify, I found the apparent clothes/context disjunction to be jarring.“Read more
After a few reps at the gym your muscles naturally start to fatigue. It’s a sign that you’re working and your muscles are responding. In the same way that your muscles eventually give out during a workout, your mental muscle starts to fatigue throughout the day, hampering your ability to care, make choices, stay motivated, weigh decisions, and ultimately take action.Read more