Performance Management

What is Happiness in the Workplace?

What is Happiness in the Workplace?

In his book, The Happiness Advantage, Shawn Achor states that recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that happiness fuels success, not the other way round. In fact, he suggests that companies that focus on employee happiness could see a 30%...

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Is unconscious bias costing you employee engagement?

Is unconscious bias costing you employee engagement?

Are your employees silent whenever you invite them to contribute ideas? Ever wonder if there might be a hidden goldmine of talent if only they would stand up and speak? The problem could be the effects of unconscious bias in the workplace. Unconscious bias is the...

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Simplify HR to empower your leaders

Simplify HR to empower your leaders

Economic recovery in the UAE is looking strong. A recent report showed that consumer confidence in Dubai is at an all-time high in the second quarter of 2021. Businesses in the area have risen to the challenge of transforming in a world of constant change. Yet many HR...

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6 Ways to make difficult performance conversations easier

6 Ways to make difficult performance conversations easier

Your performance management process may be short-changing both your company and the employee under review. If you’re looking to extract the best from your employees, to keep them motivated and to watch them grow… then performance reviews may not be effective. Part of...

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What’s your hybrid work model?

What’s your hybrid work model?

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella sees an increase in complexity when identifying the appropriate hybrid work model for an organisation. “The vast majority of employees say they want more flexible remote work options, but at the same time also say they want more in-person...

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Realise employee potential

Realise employee potential

Everybody has potential. Yet, companies have been struggling for decades. How do you identify it? For more than 50 years, consultancies like BCG and McKinsey are offering their views. Created in 1968, the growth share matrix prioritises business according to their...

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How to lead difficult conversations

How to lead difficult conversations

The big wave of layoffs seems to be behind many of us. Still, difficult conversations are far from being over. An employee’s performance has dropped or there’s conflict amongst team members. While many leaders don’t want to hold these tough conversations, there’s no...

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Burnout

Burnout

We’ve heard it again this week. Zoom fatigue is real. Unfortunately, so is burnout and more and more individuals are heading towards it.   What is the problem? While the term “burnout” was coined in the 1970s, it wasn’t always clear what it is. The World Health...

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5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

5 tips to give feedback to remote employees

Employees are starving for feedback, managers are longing for high-performance team and yet, communication around performance is one of the most often avoided topics. Nobody wants to be the bad guy when providing constructive feedback. While in recent times, sharing...

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How to introduce career conversations

How to introduce career conversations

Traditionally, performance discussion focused on the past. While goals were set at the beginning of the performance cycle, managers all too often dreaded giving feedback or discussing developmental opportunities. Training departments have created and executed...

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Prepare for the future – Now!

Prepare for the future – Now!

Companies have adjusted, possibly multiple times, their business models this year. Understanding the customer challenges and their priorities has been key in this process. What if your business model, products and services, processes have changed but your employees haven’t?

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