Performance Management

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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Leading with empathy

Leading with empathy

In 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook shared with MIT graduates: “People will try to convince you that you should keep empathy out of your career. Don’t accept this false premise.” If you didn’t follow Cook’s advice then, you hopefully changed your approach this year. At a time...

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Help your team cope with stress

Help your team cope with stress

Is it surprising that 2020 has been the most stressful year for employees in the UAE? 81% of participants in Oracle’s latest AI survey have experienced more stress then ever. That’s where the downward spiral starts.

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4 Ways to strengthen your remote team

4 Ways to strengthen your remote team

Create a daily and weekly routine You may already have a weekly meeting where your remote team is discussing the current and upcoming projects. That’s great. Are you using these meetings to focus and tackle those issues team members have identified? Not only can these...

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