The much anticipated performance review. A workplace ritual.
It’s one of my lingering memories from my days as a communications leader at General Electric. Back then (circa early 1990s), GE’s employee evaluation program was widely regarded as an industry gold standard for its depth, discipline, data and direct dialogues.
Surprise! Organizational structures are getting denser!
Managerial employment in the US workforce expanded by 90% between 1983 and 2014, according to research reported this month in the Harvard Business Review. Meanwhile, employment in other occupations increased less than 40% during that same period.
She became the first female coach in the National Football League—receiving an offer from the Arizona Cardinals.
Experience and knowledge of the game earned Welter--who holds a PhD in psychology and multiple championship titles from 14 years of play in the Women’s Football Alliance--her career advancement. But as a newcomer to the Cardinals’ organization, Welter faces the challenge of quickly integrating.
Riding my bike this morning, I passed a bus stop where commuters were in cue, lined up single file and waiting. What instantly struck me was that all ten people were doing the exact same thing. Their heads were down, and their eyes and fingers were affixed to their cellphones. Complete silence. No one was talking with anyone inches away.
Managers have the greatest influence on workforce engagement in organizations large and small. But most aren’t ready for the responsibility or trained for success—or worse, don’t realize that it’s a major part of their job.
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That's sound advice for countless companies with leaders who genuinely aren't interested in associates' comments or really don't know how to hear them. Asking for feedback without ready and able leaders is a surefire way to destroy trust, morale and relationships.
Before you conduct another engagement survey or focus session to canvass employees' input, spend time preparing leaders to comfortably and confidently receive direct feedback—the bad and the good—and respond.
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