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Fire Starter vs. Firefighter: Avoiding Disaster in your Organization

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Jul 22, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Organization

The majority of fires are started by accident, either because of someone being careless, not knowing what they’re doing or not containing it once it starts to spread. The same goes for those domino effect mistakes at work.
In this blog we talk a lot about proactive leadership and the tools that you need to make that possible. Here are several common workplace “fires” that we believe are totally preventable.

Topics: Performance Review, Performance Management, Performance Management System, Organizational Transparency

Why Your Performance Management System is Like Hideous Wallpaper You Can't Ignore

Posted by Afton Funk

Jul 17, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Performance-Management-System
Graduates are pouring in, Boomers are retiring and Millennials are invading; the workforce is changing drastically and quickly. Great performance management is in huge demand as leaders are scrambling to find the most efficient way to address evolving technology, keeping up with current best practices and a changing workforce.
So here’s my question to you: Is your performance management performing?

Topics: Performance Management, Management Assessment, Performance Management System

It's All About the Chemistry of Your Workforce

Posted by Sara Pollock

Jul 15, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Chemistry

As leaders create and build teams, they might find that some teams have better chemistry than others. There is something about certain groups of people collaborating that just clicks. We have always thought of the idea of chemistry between people as some sort of serendipitous event that can’t be purposefully created or duplicated. But what if it can be?

Topics: Team Collaboration, Collaboration, Transparency, Workplace Communication, Organizational Transparency

A Futuristic Look at Performance

Posted by Andre Lavoie

Jul 10, 2014 9:30:00 AM

Futuristic

How we track performance and act on performance metrics is changing rapidly. Your traditional one-size-fits-all KPIs and annual reviews of corporate past are antiquated. Performance is a vital metric in business, but many organizations aren’t aware that the methods they are using aren’t efficiently tracking or improving performance.

Topics: Talent Alignment, Employee Engagement, Collaboration, Performance Review, Performance Management

Is Your Company Employee Obsessed?

Posted by Sylvie Woolf

Jul 8, 2014 9:30:00 AM

 employee-obsessed

Well, “employee-centric” might be a better way to say it, but that makes for a boring title. All companies will say that their most valuable asset is their talent, but you will rarely see that genuinely reflected in their culture. When an organization is truly obsessed with their employees, it shows. Schulein said that that they,
“…focus on engaging with their own people first. Knowing what they are going through at home, learning what we can do to support them, because that’s exactly what we want them to do for the customer once the customer walks through the door. We believe that in order to be the best place to shop, you have to be the best place to work first.” - Mark Schulein, company leader at ACE Hardware.

Topics: Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employee Recognition, Employee Retention