Time and time again, teams are put together and asked to build a solution. The skeptics on these teams, those that …
Fast Start — Scourge of Performance Reviews
Fast Start conversation: Performance reviews are rarely done with the end in mind: to augment what works and to highlight opportunity …
3 performance review politics that always trump merit
Politics trumps those who have shown reliable, merit-based performance.
When rewards are given to those with little merit, but through a host of politics such as cronyism, parochialism, and kleptocracy engagement is sabotagued and have little hope to achieve true engagement.
Merit-based performance would focus on the employee’s behavior that exemplifies excellence or the employee’s behavior that needs attention or improvement. When cronyism, kleptocracy, and parochialism gang up meritocracy has no chance.
Your star performer creates employee resentment
At school, model students can shine above the rest. Held as scholarly exemplars, with honor society and class rank to herald …
4 performance myths dispelled and no more performance reviews
September’s Talent Management magazine writer Mr.Harold D. Stolovitch provides a reality check within his Human Performance column titled Dispelling Performance Myths …
How do you measure innovation: tax revenue
When we talk innovation, innovation is usually connected to a firm or a region. Interest with innovation at the regional level …
The devil in the details — the strategic plan
I find people have a tendency to become too involved too quickly with tactics. Tactics include what to buy, what to build, what to move. Strategy is why build, why buy, why move.
Much of your organization is involved in the detail of execution, it is illogical they are not strategically aligned. When your team discovers tactics they deliver align to organization goals there is clear purpose in what they do.
Purpose provides motivation.
The meat of the strategic planning process is the goals-objectives-actions value chain. People may have other definitions for goals, objectives, and actions, and bristle at the rigidity of the definitions, however, a single use for each term will remove interpretation and confusion.