Positive Performance Management for the New Workplace

Progressive discipline is rooted in the decades-old mindset that treating people progressively worse will cause them to improve, or at least protect the organization from...

Human Resources Sharpens Focus on Company Culture

For a second year in a row, 80 percent of human resources (HR) leaders at small and medium sized businesses report their departments have a...

Revamping Your Performance Management System

Companies are ditching their performance management systems and adopting completely new ideas. Adobe replaced its formalized annual appraisal with more-frequent and less-formal check-ins. Microsoft deep-sixed...

Does Email Hurt Productivity and Your Employees?

We all know the positive effects on the bottom line of quick, succinct email communication. Productivity  increases, customers receive better service, and income increases. Being...

Are Performance Reviews Dead?

Reports of the death of performance reviews are greatly exaggerated, according to The Economist (Feb 20, 2016). The majority of organizations are not completely eliminating...

How Many Employees Should Managers Manage?

The official term for the number of direct reports a manager supervises is “span of control.” Conventional wisdom says that the ideal span of control for front-line...

Have You Checked Your Credibility Quotient?

Dishonesty, and the hubris that may accompany it, erodes trust, undermines relationships, and breeds cynicism. It may even cost billions of dollars, as in the...