With the rapid changes in the world economy coupled with geopolitical divides, organizations are going through challenging times. The unexpected changes have left employees grasping for direction and support; Mentoring is the most common way of filling this void and help the employees navigate through turbulent times. Easier said than done, designing and implementing a [...]
Helping your direct reports or team members learn through experiences, though, is easier said than done. This article is designed to offer tips and guidelines for creating and implementing on-the-job learning experiences for your team members or direct reports.
People, who set low standards, usually don’t realize it because whatever standards they have set, seem normal. Picking up the gauntlet to do anything different is initially uncomfortable, however, you will not achieve your true potential and will continue to operate on a drain basis.
Whilst the numbers move northwards, the resources are at best constant or get shaved off by a few percentage points. The front line managers are expected to identify areas of improvement and get the plan delivered. Here are few pointers, which will guide you in selecting action projects.
Most of us underestimate change and when it engulfs our careers, we repent and blame the environment or our managers. Run for your life and be prepared to be nuked, if the following symptoms are common in your in your working style.
Creating goals is not incredibly difficult; in fact anyone can do it, although unfortunately, not enough people do it. The real game starts after you have set your goals and it tests your energy, enthusiasm and your resolve to make it happen. After you have set your goals, following this three-step process can help you [...]
Individuals and groups write action plans as a record of how they intend to use the training imparted to them in future. It is often helpful to use a series of headings or prompt questions to assist in formulations of action plans, as these can help in focusing attention on particular areas of action appropriate to the circumstances.
Widespread changes in the organizational environment have led to fundamental changes in how work gets done. Team members are highly interdependent on each other to get the work done. Thus, a managers task has become even more difficult with these changes and he/ she gets pushed from both the sides. To simplify your work life,these [...]
Our brain is an expert at making logical connections when it encounters an issue; now this may work if you have previously encountered and tackled a similar situation. When you hit a roadblock with a new issue, a good starting point is to ask “Why” five times and see how many causes you can come up with. This increases the odds of a better solution because you can see more connections
Usage of 360 degree will push you to confront the issues and negative feedback head on, rather than dismissing it as one of the events, additionally it gives you more courage to deal with developmental and critical feedback.
We are about to enter the month of December and are getting ready for the year-end rituals. One of the biggest annual rituals performed by most of the organizations is the “Annual Appraisal Ceremony”; more often than not this leaves a bitter taste in the mouth of the appraisee with the appraisers leaving no stone [...]
Performance management positively impacts employees’ performance and productivity. Data from Development Dimensions International – an international major in the field of HR Consulting, shows that the percentage of goals achieved by employees increases substantially when a formal performance management system is put in place. With a good performance management program in place, managers indicated that [...]
There are many exotic answers on how do you increase your productivity? The secret to increasing productivity is to replace unimportant tasks with valuable ones. That's according to London Business School professor Julian Birkinshaw and PA Consulting Group productivity expert Jordan Cohen, who have spent three years researching how knowledge workers (mis)spend their time. Our [...]
Once a quarter or so, I find it valuable to step back and ask: How am I doing? Otherwise, you can end up consumed by work for years at a time and not be really happy, or not be really getting anywhere. So it’s helpful to take some time to step back and check in with yourself. [...]
Why do some people achieve their goals while others fail? I believe it's because successful people manage to overcome five barriers that, in many cases, guarantee failure. Here are those barriers and how to overcome them: 1. Uninspiring Goals When most people set goals, they envision a "thing," such as a particular amount of money, [...]