Tagged: management

Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager

Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager

penguins-702729A very interesting Careerbuilder survey just found that the majority of employees do not want to be managers. This research, which surveyed over 3,600 employees, found that only 40% of men and 29% of women aspire to a leadership role (34% overall).

When asked why these people did not aspire to leadership, the #1 ... Read more»

How Do You Attract, Engage, and Manage a Technical Team?

How Do You Attract, Engage, and Manage a Technical Team?

techI just completed a fascinating radio interview with two IT leaders discussing how to retain and manage a highly technical workforce.

How do you, as a leader, develop a highly engaged technical team? We all have technical teams, whether they are engineers, scientists, researchers, designers, artists, writers, or even customer service agents.

Well these folks ... Read more»

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

An article in the New York Times today describes Google’s Project Oxygen, a statistics driven research project to study what makes good managers.  Google’s People Analytics team apparently studied the attributes of high-performing teams and published the “Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers.”  Apparently Google believes that its management style is very unique, so ... Read more»

The Death of the Performance Appraisal – Redefining Performance Management

The Death of the Performance Appraisal – Redefining Performance Management

Should we kill the performance appraisal process? 

Over the last few years as we have studied the market for performance management systems, we have talked with dozens of HR executives and managers about their Performance Managementperformance management process.  In our discussions we find that organizations struggle mightily with the right way to craft the precise process ... Read more»

Performance Management is Management

Performance Management is Management

The Seven Important Elements of Performance Management

Performance management is far more than performance appraisal.  In fact, this is probably the last and least important part of the process.  As we see it, “performance management” is “management.”  It describes the ongoing process between employees and managers which takes place every single day.  The seven key ... Read more»