How to Conduct 360 Degree Review to Hit Bullseye

How to Conduct 360 Degree Review to Hit Bullseye

Hitting a bullseye could be a difficult task for you, but not 360 degree review! We all know performing annual employee appraisals is not a cakewalk. There is a lot of hard work that goes into the process. Everything starting from setting up goals, tracking regular employee performance, analyzing their skills, providing training and linking […]

Managing performance of workers

Managing performance of workers

Organizations in the manufacturing and service sectors such as hospitality, infrastructure, security, logistics and retail have a large component of their work force below the supervisor levels. In general, work force below officer/supervisor level is referred to as workers or blue collared workforce. This article discusses issues related to performance management of workers.

Managing Non Performers

Managing Non Performers

Organizations today focus mostly on managing high performers, probably as a risk mitigation measure. After all, high-performers are considered as the drivers of business and their retention is a high priority for the organization. This blog, however, examines how to manage non-performers which may account for 10-20% of employee strength. Who are non-performers ? Are […]

Getting Employee Performance Evaluation Right

Getting Employee Performance Evaluation Right

Most companies want to conduct employees performance evaluation on a periodic basis and their Human Resources  department is generally responsible to manage this process. I have often seen that the buy-in and participation from the Line managers is not as much as one would expect. Based on my meetings with a large number of HR […]

What is a bigger problem: Managing Performance appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?

What is a bigger problem: Managing Performance appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?

When organizing a software training workshop for a major Electric Power Distribution Corporation in New Delhi, I asked Vikram Singh, one of the participating Senior Managers, who has a team size of 150 employees for performance review, “What is the bigger problem when conducting Performance appraisals: managing appraisals or writing accurate appraisals?“. Vikram’s company employs […]

What the hell has an “Axe” to do with Performance Management business?

What the hell has an “Axe” to do with Performance Management business?

Thomas, Karl, Steve, Martha, Matthew, Bill and so many others in the organization complained of work pressure, unachievable targets, peer pressure, time management and loss of work life balance. Despite working hard, their performance was going down and impacting organization’s bottom line. Who is to blame for poor performance of employees and business? Ask line […]

Performance Driven Culture – Key to Organizational Success

Performance Driven Culture – Key to Organizational Success

Definition of a Performance-Driven Culture According to a Gartner lexicon, performance-driven culture is a management style that looks at creating a balance between focusing on financial measures, and use of leading performance indicators and weak signals, to drive better business outcomes. Efficient leaders will seek to create a performance-driven culture, in which your business strategies will […]