Create a culture of Performance Excellence

Insights and tips for engagement, productivity and sucess

How to Build More Flexibility into Performance Management

How can you increase performance and productivity without excessive structure and process? At first, it may seem that performance management and agile values are at odds with each other. And certainly, if you are thinking about “old school” approaches to performance management – that is...

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A better way to improve team performance and enable innovation

There has been much talk lately about the problems with “traditional” approaches to performance management. By this, I mean the “old school” approach to yearly ratings, pointing out employees weaknesses and attempting to fix them. I have written a few articles on this subject recently. But...

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OMM: A Simple Performance Management Tool for Smaller Organizations

Do smaller organizations need performance plans? At some point in the growth of a small business, you can’t just rely on that “intuitive” process of people working together towards a common goal. The reality is – as you grow and evolve, it becomes important to put enough structure and...

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4 Steps for Managers to Establish Productive Remote Teams

The Trend Towards Remote Teams For many organizations, remote or virtual teams have been a fact of life. There are many benefits, such as: Flexibility and Work-Life Balance for employees Leveraging talent from remote locations Connecting geographically distributed parts of your...

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5 Steps to a More Adaptive Strategy for Business in the Post Pandemic World

A more adaptive strategy can help you prepare for a different business world How to prepare for the unpredictable We are currently in the thick of things with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many businesses have had to shut down to reduce the spread of the virus. Others have had to modify their...

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Enable innovation and high performance teams with a results-based approach to performance

There has been much talk lately about the problems with “traditional” approaches to performance management. By this, I mean the “old school” approach to yearly ratings, pointing out employees weaknesses and attempting to fix them. From a diversity perspective, the problems with...

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The Recipe for Performance Excellence for Managers

The Critical Role of Managers in creating Performance Excellence In this 5th and final article in my series on performance excellence, I will explain how managers can put these concepts into action. To re-cap and expand on what we have covered: First, come to terms with the fact that...

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Strategic Planning Sets the Direction for Superior Performance

Strategic Planning Sets Direction for Superior Performance In this 4rth article in our series on performance excellence, I'll now introduce the key driver of an organizations' performance - the Strategic Plan. It is unfortunate the strategic planning is often so misunderstood and underutilized. ...

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3 Core Principles to Improve Employee Performance

Set the Foundation for Employee Performance Excellence Continuing on with my 3rd article in this 5 part series on Performance Management, I will now focus on how managers can work with each employee to improve performance and move them to performance excellence. This builds on my first two...

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Performance Management Provides a Framework for Performance Excellence

Performance Management is the Structure for Performance Excellence In my previous article, I talked about the importance of creating a culture of performance excellence. And as I emphasized, developing a culture takes action! So now I will introduce the framework for planning and taking...

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