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Is It Possible to Compile Performance Data on Team Unity?

November 21, 2014
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We want to create actionable performance reviews beyond the once-a-year activity. Our aim is to gather insight on how people interact as individual contributors within teams. Our big challenge is we have a large geographically distributed workforce of technically skilled contributors that frequently need to collaborate on projects. How can we begin gathering meaningful performance data on individuals and how they contribute to a team?

—Useful Metrics Please, Software/Services, Bethesda, Maryland


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What Are the Benefits of Ranking to Determine Employee Performance?

September 15, 2014
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Like many companies, we have an annual performance review of employees. At the beginning of the financial year, KPAs, goals, targets are mutually agreed. There is quarterly review of performance followed by annual review. Employees are rated on predefined performance criteria on a scale of 1 to 5. Subsequent to rating, we wanted our line management to rank employees against each other in order to have ranking order. Line management is not inclined to ranking, for obvious reasons. Is there any way to know if ranking is the right approach for our performance management?

— Really Clueless, assistant GM, manufacturing, Hyderabad, India


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People Moves, September 2014

September 2, 2014
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Daryl Bennett to Prosperity Life; Dominique Grau to Agilent Technologies; and Joel Cheesman to EmployeeScreenIQ.
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Why 'Key Results' Are Key to Changing Company Culture

August 11, 2014
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It’s been said that leadership is defined by results. We think a better version reads: “Leadership is defining 'key results.' ”
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Sleep Derailed

June 29, 2014
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Tired workers are nothing new, but you’re in dreamland if you think having a sleepy staff isn’t a big problem for your business.
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Performance Management Orientation Guide 2014

March 11, 2014
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This Roadmap focuses on the changing terrain of employee performance management, and will help get you started.
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How Can Managers Be More Influential?

March 10, 2014
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How could we get managers to influence employees?

— Not Influential Enough, director of human resources, manufacturing, Kerala, India


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Can Low-Potential Workers Become High-Potentials?

February 25, 2014
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I’m wondering about strategies to turn low-potential employees into high potentials. How often is this done and are there any best practices?

What About the Also-Rans? OD specialist, software/systems, Washington, D.C.


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Intuition and Decisions

February 11, 2014
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In business, as in life, relying on intuition alone is not healthy. Yet, neither is a work culture or work process devoid of intuitive recognition.
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Is Management Style Crucial to Leadership?

January 7, 2014
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How does management style affect someone’s ability to lead? We’re wondering if we should promote people with certain styles of leadership (autocratic, democratic, laissez-faire).

 —Always in Style, office coordinator, government, Washington, D.C.


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