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Performance Management Revisited and The Ray Dalio Dot Collector

As everyone talks about building a skills-based organization, developing people, and dealing with the tough labor market a looming question remains: How do we evaluate people for performance?

A new book about Ray Dalio’s company Bridgewater Associates gives us some interesting insights into one of the most “feedback-rich” cultures on the planet. How much feedback ... Read more»

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Productivity Paranoia: What Should Companies Do?

New Microsoft Work Trends research identifies the Productivity Paranoia at work: 87% of employees feel productive, yet only 12% of CEO’s agree. In this podcast I detail the big issue of “productivity at work” and explain why this gap is taking place, and what you can do about it.

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Microsoft Releases Viva Goals: Performance Management Is Sexy Again

One of the most frustrating, tired, and archaic HR practices is performance management. Most of us have had horror stories with our “performance appraisals,” leading HR leaders to try to reinvent performance management all the time.

We went from top-down cascading goals in the early 2000s to Continuous Performance Management in 2010 to new discussions ... Read more»

The Tale Of Performance Management Tools: 15Five, Lattice, BetterWorks, And More…

The market for online performance management software has been fascinating. For more than a decade vendors have been building new tools to enable goal management, check-ins, feedback, and alignment. And now we’ve added surveys and feedback to the mix.

This week 15Five, one of the fastest-growing vendors, announced the acquisition of Emplify, a leading ... Read more»

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Performance Management In The Pandemic: Becoming Your Best-Self

We’re in a tumultuous business cycle and everyone is concerned about performance: the performance of our company, our teams, and ourselves. 

And in the midst of this pandemic, we are ever more concerned with wellbeing, resilience, and growth. How can we best stay productive at home (or at work) when there are so many uncertainties?... Read more»

Productivity Skyrockets: Yes We’re Working Harder. But Also Smarter

I’ve been watching US Labor Productivity data for over a decade and for many years after the 2008 meltdown found it lagging. We struggled to rebuild our companies after the financial crisis and many of the new “labor-saving” ideas (digital tools, organizational transformation, automation) were not increasing output per hour worked. In fact, labor productivity ... Read more»

Performance and Rewards In The Future of Work

There’s no question we’re going to spend a lot of time in 2020 talking about the Future of Work, I’m getting asked about it constantly. 

As I get ready to publish our prescriptions for the year ahead, let me mention the important topic of performance and rewards, because they are essential to the way people ... Read more»

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Why Leadership Development Feels Broken: And How We’re Fixing It

The market for leadership development solutions is enormous: more than $14 billion is spent by corporations and there are more than 70,000 books and videos on the topic. When we ask companies about their top talent issues, “improving our pipeline of leadership” always comes out near the top. (As of the last year only ... Read more»

We Wasted Ten Years Talking About Performance Ratings. The Seven Things We’ve Learned.

I can’t tell you how many meetings I’ve had talking with companies about changing their performance management process. Going back to 2015 articles were written by people like Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall (both personal friends), and many others about the need to change year-end ratings, implement regular feedback practices, and reduce the power of ... Read more»

YouEarnedIt Acquires HighGround: Performance Management Market Heats Up

As I described in an article a few weeks ago, innovation in performance management reigns. The annual appraisal is going the way of the dinosaur and almost every company I talk with is focusing on continuous conversations, agile and transparent goals, and new culture-based models for coaching, career development, and skills improvement. The big ... Read more»

Continuous Performance Management: Innovation Reigns

One of the most fundamental and difficult parts of management (and HR) is how we do performance management. As I’ve written about for years, this is a highly strategic process in companies and it has gone through a huge transformation. What used to be an annual year-end appraisal has now become a whole plethora of ... Read more»

Restructuring HR:  Where are we going

Restructuring HR: Where are we going

In the last year many of our research members and clients have come to us for help in restructuring their HR or Learning & Development organizations.  There have been three major forces at play here.

1.  Reducing costs:  In nearly every industry organizations are going through restructuring, mergers, or other cost-cutting efforts.  The HR department ... Read more»