performance management

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Post date: August 31, 2015
In the late 1990s, the city of Albuquerque had a problem it needed to reduce the amount of overtime for garbage truck drivers. As is typical, city leaders turned to incentives to solve the problem. They allowed workers to go home if they finished their routes early and still get paid for 8 hours....
Post date: October 23, 2015
The past two years have seen some impressive companies ditching the traditional annual performance review. Adobe and Medtronic jettisoned them in early 2014. International consulting firms Deloitte and Accenture both nixed reviews in 2015, and even behemoths Microsoft and GE (the godfather of...
Post date: September 27, 2015
Horseshoes | Hand Grenades | Performance Management They all have something in common. Spoiler alert: They are not precise.    Close enough for horseshoes and hand grenades. Given the current state of performance management, we can now add, "Close enough for performance management." Research shows...
Post date: April 21, 2017
Whether it’s personalized employee performance advice, or simply making the most of what we have, HR always seem to hear the same thing: How can we boost employee performance?  Research from the CEB ​Corporate Leadership Council on how to increase employee performance​ can help us understand how to...
Post date: March 1, 2017
Having being born and raised in Scotland, I have been reminded many times that the Scots have invented most things in the modern world: the steam engine, the bicycle, the telephone, and television, to name a few. While I don’t think we can attribute the 360 survey to fellow Scot Robert Burns, my...
Post date: September 9, 2015
Top performers are always making it to the top because they are consistent in making their best even better. They are believers of continuous improvement. Leadership guru Ken Blanchard has rightly said that, "feedback is the breakfast of champions." It's a pragmatic mantra that works in every...
Post date: August 21, 2017
Traditional performance management, for better or for worse, hinges on the annual employee review. For years, managers have met with employees once a year to share feedback and criticisms collected over a 12-month period. But this slow-moving process tends to be a waste of time, and, in most cases...
Post date: October 18, 2016
In previous installments of our four-part series on performance management, we examined why organizations should manage employee performance on an ongoing basis, what it’s like on a day-to-day basis, and how to train managers to provide effective feedback and coaching to employees.   To wrap-up our...
Post date: May 24, 2016
This is the second article of a four-part series for SHRM People + Strategy on next generation performance management. To find out why next generation performance management is the way of the future, read Part 1 of the series. In the first article of our four-part series, we explained why adopting...
Post date: August 19, 2015
Performance management is in the news again. This time, it's GE. If there has been an enduring icon of performance excellence out in the market over the span of more than 100 countries and with more than 400,000 employees, it has been GE. Now that it officially announced embarking on the new...