Performance Management

New Productivity in the New Hybrid Work Week

New Productivity in the New Hybrid Work Week

How confident are you in your employee’s productivity when they work from home? One year into the pandemic, Harvard Business Review found that 40% of supervisors and managers felt low confidence in their ability to manage remote workers. Additionally, 36% expressed...

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Bring the Outdoors Indoors for Better Workplace Health

Bring the Outdoors Indoors for Better Workplace Health

Rosalyn Cama, president of Cama Inc., an interior design firm, used to run an informal poll when she went to conferences. She would ask hundreds of designers to recall a time when they were extremely stressed. She then asked them where they would like to go if they...

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3 Keys to Empowering Your Employees’ Personal Development

3 Keys to Empowering Your Employees’ Personal Development

You want your employees to grow. Your employees want to grow. But what’s the best way to encourage personal development? If you’ve ever implemented personal development plans and been unhappy with the results, it could be because of one important factor. Personal...

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Overcoming Challenges in Leadership Training

Overcoming Challenges in Leadership Training

Are leadership programmes producing good leaders? If you’re shipping your potential leaders to an off-campus leadership seminar, chances are you’re not getting the results you’d like to. Many leadership courses and trainings focus on a proprietary “method” or system....

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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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