A 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, 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»
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»
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 management process. In our discussions we find that organizations struggle mightily with the right way to craft the precise process ... Read more»
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»