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27
Jan
2016
Singing your Praises - good performance management in practice

How do you feel when your performance appraisal is approaching?

 
07
Mar
2010
Performance mismanagement?

Do public sector workers get sacked?  Many think not...

 
08
Feb
2010
A different perspective on motivation

Dan Pink's book 'Drive - the surprising truth about what motivates us' is a great read.

 
15
Oct
2009
Hard work's overrated, maybe detrimental
I used to be concerned when I was told by my daughter's teachers that she spent too much time daydreaming during lessons.  But maybe it was useful time after all.
 
10
Nov
2008
Are sickness levels in the public sector out of order?

I found this editorial in The Times ‘A Sickening State’ very interesting and the points made are very valid.

 
14
Feb
2008
Feed forward, not feedback

What a resource the Internet is!

My latest find is an article by Marshall Goldsmith which describes a process of using feedforward rather than feedback and explains the benefits.

 
22
Jan
2008
Appraisals

An article in The Independent - Secret Agent - a day in the life of an estate agent, recounted the experience of appraisal time at the office.  Their experience is sadly all too common - and across all sectors.

 
20
Jan
2008
End of Year Reviews

It’s that time of year – end of year reviews. Managers are walking around looking more pre-occupied than ever and complaining about how much time they take up and about HR chasing them up for completion information.

 
15
Jun
2007
Tough Talking

A recent Sunday Times article discussed the pros and cons of an annual cull of the bottom 5% of poorly performing staff.  The outcome seemed to be that many organisations advocated this approach but few were brave enough to do it.

 


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