Performance Management

The Neuroscience of Learning in the Workplace

In his TED Talk viewed over 17 million times, Daniel Pink gained fame when he said, “There’s a gap between what science knows and what business does.” As someone who transitioned from the medical field into the business world, this connection rings true, with business often forgetting about the data uncovered from science, and the...
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4 Essential Trends at HCI’s 2017 Performance Management Innovation Conference

The theme at Human Capital Institute’s conference on performance management innovation this year is “feed forward, not feedback.” In an early poll of attendees, most said they were currently looking to transform their performance management, with about 20 percent saying they already use an agile performance management process. With these changes come challenges: how do...
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4 Foundations of a Great Performance Review Strategy

Performance reviews fail to address their goal of growing a workforce’s performance. As we move away from Industrial Revolution-era ways into a new wave of work, many are realizing that the old tools don’t cut it any longer. The old processes — lengthy, anxiety-provoking, developmentally weak, and siloed — misalign with innate human motivation. Knowing...
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Writing Useful Performance Review Questions for Creative Employees

No calendar invite makes employees and managers alike squirm quite as much as the dreaded annual review meeting. It’s not just the clichés — like the “sandwich method” of delivering feedback (a piece of positive feedback, followed by something the employee can improve upon, ending with another example of something that’s going well…) — that...
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