There is no doubt the annual review has become more of a check-the-box obligation that both managers and employees begrudgingly endure. The problem with the traditional performance review is that it is very backward looking, and encourages managers to defer conversations about performance until it’s too late.
Whether you are a line supervisor, middle manager, or executive, as the boss you are responsible for setting the tone and creating a positive and productive work environment. When bosses fail to do this, turnover increases, morale drops and hiring expenses skyrocket. Here are tips.
In a world dominated by negativity the challenge is finding ways to proactively seek out the positive in our lives and make spotting the positive a habit.
As an organizational psychologist I’ve been involved in quite a few hiring initiatives and one thing is for sure: the way we vet and hire new employees in this country is more often than not a pretty haphazard experience.
I had the opportunity to speak exclusively with numerous top executives this past year from all across the country. Here are some highlights from those conversations.
Dr. Woody’s annual list of 12 common office mishaps that occur during holiday festivities!
The grandson of founder Don Prudencio Unanue, Bob Unanue is leading the third generation of Goya, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the US, a company that will be turning 80 next year.
The major argument for the open office is that it helps to foster collaboration.
It’s critical that executives take the time to understand who their job candidates are and how they will fit with the values and culture of their company.
Often referred to as the gatekeeper, the position of executive assistant can be a very powerful and lucrative career, but it certainly isn’t for everyone.
The daylong TED event consisted of 15 speakers, musical act Lisa-Marie Johnston, and two microdocumentaries. Below are highlights from three of the talks that have powerful ramifications for business:
Robert Herjavec, entrepreneur and host of ABC’s Shark Tank, believes that small businesses are “the fiber of local communities” in this country.
We spend most of our waking hours working, interacting with colleagues and coworkers. In order to build a happy and successful life we must ensure these interactions are positive.
Can too much obedience actually hurt your business?
The true test is how leaders at every level respond and course correct as they go. To do this every leader must have their finger on the pulse of their teams, which requires data.
Whether it’s a retired coach, celebrity, or professional speaker, pretty much everyone has their own take on how to motivate their employees.
One of the hallmarks of holacracy is the decentralization of management. We have seen this before and much of what they preach flies in the face of human nature.
The fact is we all need time to rejuvenate and the summer is the ideal time to do it!
Whatever process is used, it’s important for managers at all levels to take the lead in initiating conversations with their individual team members about their strengths.
Regardless of stature and regardless of position everybody has something to contribute.