Blog - Performance management

How to implement company culture

When we think of culture we think of an organically changing set of ideas, behaviours and customs shared by a specific group of people but when it comes to organisations, culture must be planned and monitored in order to be achieved. A detailed strategy – which is as important as

3 tips on how 360 feedback can help company culture

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A recent article in HR Review highlighted how ‘poor company culture is costing the UK economy £23.6 billion per year’. The report in The Culture Economy found a third of British employees quit their jobs because of bad workplace culture. Google, a highly rated “best place to work” in many

Adding the fairness factor to 360 Degree Feedback

A recent piece of research from McKinsey* highlights how the perception of fairness is such an important element in the success of employee performance management. This matches our experience over many years with 360 Degree Feedback assessment. Unless people in an organisation feel that 360 is intrinsically fair, and operates

Preparing your organisation for 360 Degree Feedback

Preparation is critical to successfully implementing 360 Degree Feedback for the first time. In this short video, we discuss the 3 key steps for preparing your organisation and people for 360 Degree Feedback, especially when they are not familiar with how the 360 process works. 360 Degree Feedback is a

UK businesses are being impacted by poor leaders

New research from Canada Life Group Insurance highlights poor leadership is damaging workers’ performance in UK businesses with 81% of UK employees reporting they don’t feel empowered, supported or motivated by their manager or boss. The internal survey asked 1000 employees their views and showed that trust in leadership teams is

Monday Motivation

Happy workers are productive workers. Productive workers generate results. But how can we motivate staff to work hard and help organisations flourish and grow? Track Surveys highlights some of the ways we use communication and feedback to get your staff to be productive and work efficiently so you can maximise

Best 360 Degree Feedback design and implementation for supporting behaviour change

In this video I cover the key areas that have been shown to be most effective when using bespoke 360 Degree Feedback for organisational change.

Agile working is the key to success: how can we as People Professionals help our people and teams to be more agile?

Agile is a current buzzword – with so much change going on around us, organisations are looking at being able to respond quickly to changes in demand, technology and regulations, as well as the needs of customers.  The Agile methodology, taken from software development, is a way of doing this.

Three steps to dealing with badly behaved leaders (also known as jerks)

  A recent article* from McKinsey is addressed to leaders who may be the source of workplace dysfunction – or jerks, as the author calls them. What can be done about it? In our experience, bad behaviour can range from plain rudeness and incivility, through bad management practices, exclusion and

How helpful is 360 Degree Feedback from friends?

An interesting article from Ladders*: it seems that 360 Degree Feedback is being used as part of a business school’s application process. New York University’s Stern School of Business has decided that relying on individual applicants’ ‘personal statement’ has not been a reliable indicator of their empathy and emotional intelligence.