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Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It

Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It | The new world of work | Scoop.it

To meet this goal, a performance management system must provide some way to determine how employees are performing relative to their co-workers. Yet there is currently a trend in HR to “fix” performance management by eliminating the use of methods that compare employees based on performance.

 

This makes no sense since this is the very thing senior business leaders want from performance management!

 

The 2 performance management methods:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Performance management like people management is dead. The question to ask of all performance systems Does our system inspire and make it simple for people to bring their best to their work? Any answer other than a resounding yes means system must be improved.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:49 PM

When I ask business leaders in large companies what they want from performance management systems, the answer usually includes “identify the top performers in the company.”

Graeme Reid's curator insight, August 5, 2014 8:29 PM

If we want to fix performance management, we must create methods that accurately classify employees based on past performance in a way that maximizes their future performance and retention.  Rating employees to fit a bell-curve distribution is nonsensical, but identifying your top 10% of performers makes a lot of sense.

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Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees - Entrepreneur

Reality Check: 5 Things You Need to Realize About Your Employees - Entrepreneur | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Employers don't always get a behind-the-scenes look at the goings-on within various departments and their employees, but it's time to remove the curtain.
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Good advice. The key is transparent communication and ongoing conversations respecting people as the one-of-a-kind that each of us is.

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The next chapter: How Mark Rubbo plans to make bookselling chain Readings even more profitable

The next chapter: How Mark Rubbo plans to make bookselling chain Readings even more profitable | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Readings was founded in Carlton in 1969 but under Rubbo’s ownership, the business has grown to include five stores across Melbourne and a growing online business.
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Good story about combining the best of the old and new worlds of work

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Are You the Role Model for Unhappy Workaholic Employees?Switch & Shift

Are You the Role Model for Unhappy Workaholic Employees?Switch & Shift | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Only 25 percent of leaders model sustainable work practices...
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"When your employees feel valued." This is key to success. Taking the actions suggestions are some ways to help people to feel valued.

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Are you a 'disruptive talent' like Sir Richard Branson? - BBC News

Are you a 'disruptive talent' like Sir Richard Branson? - BBC News | The new world of work | Scoop.it
The BBC's Elizabeth Hotson explores the latest business buzz phrase - "disruptive talent" - and why Sir Richard Branson thinks companies should employ more of them.
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Very insightful article. People can't be managed though, that's 19th century ideology. We manage processes, policies, procedures, practices, and systems. They need disruption too in most workplaces! We don't manage people, we lead people. We agree on boundaries and reach a shared-view with people in 7 areas (see http://blog.ianberry.biz/2015/06/27-ways-to-become-better-leadermentor.html) and then let them loose.

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When Business Greed and Arrogance CombineSwitch & Shift

When Business Greed and Arrogance CombineSwitch & Shift | The new world of work | Scoop.it
The growing conversation about income inequality and the rise of shareholder discontent is fueled by decisions that show an utter disdain for reality. Consider the case of Radio Shack. In the midst of what most recognize as an epic failure, top [...]
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Great article and more evidence of the power of purpose driven organisations. Brilliant Cicero line at the end

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How Corporations Can Slim Down with a Bottom-Up Approach

How Corporations Can Slim Down with a Bottom-Up Approach | The new world of work | Scoop.it
The streamlining of corporate operations is usually executive-led, but engaging frontline employees is crucial to genuine reform.
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"Put the power of reformation into the hands of lower level employees" There you have the new world of work in a sentence. I would eliminate the words lower level!

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The Seductions of the Infosphere

The Seductions of the Infosphere | The new world of work | Scoop.it
We must remain the masters of technology, not its puppets.
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Great to read thoughtful and insightful words again from one of my favourite guru's. Particularly like the insights that efficiency is not the same as effectiveness. In my view management is all about efficiency and leadership is all about effectiveness. Both are essentail and must be working in harmony with one another

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HR Magazine - ‘Sense of urgency’ around leadership development, says Harvard Business Publishing director

HR Magazine - ‘Sense of urgency’ around leadership development, says Harvard Business Publishing director | The new world of work | Scoop.it
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Agree with the bottom up rather than top down approach to leadership development. Every person has the capacity to lead and therefore leadership development must be embraced for your entire organisation

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Why you should scrap annual performance reviews in your business

Why you should scrap annual performance reviews in your business | The new world of work | Scoop.it
ELOISE KEATING
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The weekly check-in is essential however it's only one of 9 conversations that count if you really want to improve performance and truly appreciate people Find out more at http://blog.ianberry.biz/2015/06/these-are-9-conversations-that-count.html

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McDonald's UK Backing Soft Skills

McDonald's UK Backing Soft Skills | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Maree 19 July, 2015In a ground-breaking research report which sees McDonald's UK Backing Soft Skills, their value to the UK economy has been highlighted. They have statistics that demonstrate the great importance of Soft Skills in preparing people to work in the present economy, in advancing careers and growing businesses.The report found that Soft Skills has contributed £88 billion in Gross Value Added to the UK economy every year. It is expected this will grow to £109  billion by 2020.It also
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Data might influence the cynics and sceptics

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Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace

Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Complexity is pervasive in today’s workplace, but our understanding of it is not. Find out why.

Via Helen Teague
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I don't think it's as complicated as this See roles in previous scoop It's then about asking do policies, procedures, practices, processes and systems mean it's simple for people to bring their best to their work and where the answer is no changing it

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Helen Teague's curator insight, July 14, 11:59 AM

Part I of  Transformational Currents in the Workplace --- Complexity in Systems, Organizations, and the Workplace by Markku Allison

We have long tried to manage today’s work using tools suited for complicated work, but we fail on a regular basis: industry research tells us at least 30 percent of projects are behind schedule and over budget. The diagram represents Dave Snowden’s Cynefin Framework and does a great job illustrating distinctions between simple, complicated, and complex.

David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 12:12 PM

A nice picture of the Cynefin framework and how to act on it.

Gary Bamford's curator insight, July 15, 1:47 AM

And you thought projects were just complicated didn't you?

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Creating a Thriving Work Environment - People Development

Creating a Thriving Work Environment - People Development | The new world of work | Scoop.it
In a thriving work environment, job descriptions and compensation are routinely monitored to ensure the company as well as the employee are treated fairly

Via The People Development Network
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I particularly like the last point "it's about the value. Successful modern business is all about delivering value in the context and feeling valued and living our values 

http://blog.ianberry.biz/2012/02/values-and-value-based-businesses-are.html

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Schools should be more like farms, not factories

Schools should be more like farms, not factories | The new world of work | Scoop.it

If we want to transform the failing model, we need a new analogy for how that model is supposed to work, Robinson argues. We treat education like industrial manufacturing when, in reality, it's closer to organic farming. In farming, crop has different needs at different times in order to produce the greatest yield. Why not apply the process to education? 




Via Patti Kinney
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The law of the farm is a great metaphor for all organisations wanting to thriving on the challenges of change. And it works. I been using it successfully for 40+ years! Watch my short video at http://www.ianberry.biz/maverick-thinkers-farm/

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, July 13, 3:10 PM

This article shares some insights from Sir Ken Robinson on how to "fix our education system".

jbcassidy's curator insight, July 20, 12:26 AM

This seems like such a more humane way to see students and the educational process!

Rebecca Wilkins's curator insight, July 30, 9:32 PM

He is correct, schools are not factories that create duplicate models of a prototype.  Schools are also not a business, where the latest organizational model makes the system effective.  Schools are more like a community, where everyone works together to accomplish the goals developed collaboratively by all stakeholders in the community.  Notice that state and federal politicians are not in the community.

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The Top 5 Revolutionary Leadership Moves This Month

The Top 5 Revolutionary Leadership Moves This Month | The new world of work | Scoop.it
These 5 business leaders are taking-on oppressive and controling management structures, and are building a world where employees and companies thrive.
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I am both amazed and thrilled by the Accenture like changes to performance reviews Amazed in the sense that I have been working with my clients to do this for 25 years and ask what took Accenture so long! I'm thrilled though that getting rid of appraisals is becoming main stream. I like the piece about the best CEOs and mangers being coaches as well. I prefer using the word mentors to coaches because coaching sadly has become a buzz and tarnished word

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Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert

Not an Introvert, Not an Extrovert? You May Be An Ambivert | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.

Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” says Daniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

Via Gust MEES
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An insightful article into both/and at work

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 29, 11:18 AM

Me me! This is who I really am....neither extreme.  I need the social contact, lots of friends and family nearby, but usually prefer to retreat after a good dose of interaction.  Indeed I can paint alone for hours or read a good book. My sense is that ambivert fits a lot of personalities...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 30, 9:02 PM

Ambiverts have introverted and extroverted traits, but neither trait is dominant. As a result, they have more balanced, or nuanced, personalities. They aren’t the folks yammering your ear off. Nor are they the totally silent ones happily ensconced in the corner.


Ambiverts move between being social or being solitary, speaking up or listening carefully with greater ease than either extroverts or introverts. “It is like they’re bilingual,” saysDaniel Pink, a business book author and co-host of Crowd Control, a TV series on human behavior, who has studied ambiversion. “They have a wider range of skills and can connect with a wider range of people in the same way someone who speaks English and Spanish can.”

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3 little words that define workplace relationships | @GreatLeadership

3 little words that define workplace relationships | @GreatLeadership | The new world of work | Scoop.it
What are the most important three words for any relationship between a manager and employee?
No, it’s not “I love you.” Now that would be inappropriate, although not everyone would agree with that opinion. Love their jobs, yes. Love their managers or employees? Eew!
No, the most important three little words are: “I trust you.”
Trust is the foundation that a positive manager-employee relationship is built on. The absence of trust leads to micromanagement, fear, risk-aversion, backstabbing, destructive rumors, a lack of innovation, mistakes, and a lack of engagement.
What does trust look like? It’s all in the eye of the beholder, but here’s a starter list from both the manager’s and employee’s perspective:

Via David Hain
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True. And it's definitely a two-way (and multiple way) street. The other words are Please and Thank You

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David Hain's curator insight, July 25, 3:31 AM

I. TRUST. YOU. The 3 most important words in the leadership lexicon, says Dan McCarthy.  Hard to think of 3 better ones!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 25, 8:37 AM

I agree with David Hain, you can't find 3 better words to cherish in business however love does require trust to exist bilaterally but we have an aversion to use it in business.

Ed Nikora's curator insight, July 27, 4:24 AM

Trust has also been one of the four things identified in Gallups Strength Based Leadership book as something employees require of good leaders.  For a leader to sit and reflect on how they provide trust to their staff, we must first have our 'why'.  Why do we even value trust in our working relationships...and as with all things we value, like currency, how do we spend our Trust...as in how are we investing it with those we lead, manage or work with? 

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The Top 10 Proven Ways To Boost Employee Job Satisfaction

The Top 10 Proven Ways To Boost Employee Job Satisfaction | The new world of work | Scoop.it
People spend the majority of their lives at work. They don’t want to survive, they want to thrive in healthy environments. They want to be treated with respect and contribute the skills and abilities in which they take pride. They want to bring their whole selves to work every day and develop meaningful relationships with other whole human beings. This is not the reality that we are living into, it is the reality that has already arrived.
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Lots of great advice here. Love the summary at the end and particularly the last line

"People spend the majority of their lives at work. They don’t want to survive, they want to thrive in healthy environments. They want to be treated with respect and contribute the skills and abilities in which they take pride. They want to bring their whole selves to work every day and develop meaningful relationships with other whole human beings. This is not the reality that we are living into, it is the reality that has already arrived."

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What Kind of Leaders Are Millennials? - US News - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

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Low employee engagement and job satisfaction is a major struggle companies face as they attempt to hold on to talent.
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Another case of common sense being the uncommon practice

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Putting Accountability To Work On Your Team

Putting Accountability To Work On Your Team | The new world of work | Scoop.it
This excerpt from our latest eBook, 15Five's Guide To Creating High Performing Teams, discusses building a culture of accountability.
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So called soft kills are hard They are simple to learn with the caveat that simple rarely means easy. Good tips in this article to do the work required

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The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation

The Shockingly Simple Secret Behind Employee Motivation | The new world of work | Scoop.it

Here's the central law of employee motivation, of coaxing a great performance from your employees, day after day: Employees who are selected, oriented, and reinforced properly, and who are surrounded by peers of the same caliber, will thrive when given significant autonomy. Otherwise, they'll wither.

 

There are dozens of studies to support this, inside and outside of business life.

The case for autonomy: just look in the mirror.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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Agree with the premise As Daniel Pink has proven autonomy, mastery and purpose are the key intrinsic motivators of us all

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 21, 8:25 PM

The secret of coaxing great employee performance is just one sentence long.

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Autonomy and flexibility are vitally important.

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HR Magazine - Richard Branson: Mentoring should be embedded within UK business

HR Magazine - Richard Branson: Mentoring should be embedded within UK business | The new world of work | Scoop.it
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I couldn't agree more that the spirit of mentoring should be embedded in all businesses Find out more by clicking on the Mentoring tab at my website http://www.ianberry.biz

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How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development

How HR Should Reinvent Leadership Development | The new world of work | Scoop.it

HR professionals rely too much on formal training for leadership development. More strategic ways of learning and experiences outside the norm will help create future leaders. 



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Like the concept of "outsight" My feeling is again find the harmony point between both/and Outsight and insight 

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Ghita Benkirane's curator insight, July 20, 2:48 AM

comment développer le Leadership aujourd'hui

Loretta Donovan's curator insight, July 21, 8:12 AM

Action Learning, Self-Directed Learning and lean processes have been the CLOs dream for decades. HR doesn't get it and opted for butts in seats leadership development. #CLO #leadership

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 9:38 AM

A strategic view will help to gain buy-in.

 

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The Future of Management Is Teal

The Future of Management  Is Teal | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Organizations are ready for their next evolutionary step: a step toward self-management, wholeness, and a new sense of purpose.
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Frederic is right on the money and has the proof I highly recommend his book too

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Getting organizational redesign right | McKinsey & Company

Getting organizational redesign right | McKinsey & Company | The new world of work | Scoop.it
Organizational redesign involves the integration of structure, processes, and people to support the implementation of strategy and therefore goes beyond the traditional tinkering with “lines and boxes.” Today, it comprises the processes that people follow, the management of individual performance, the recruitment of talent, and the development of employees’ skills. When the organizational redesign of a company matches its strategic intentions, everyone will be primed to execute and deliver them. The company’s structure, processes, and people will all support the most important outcomes and channel the organization’s efforts into achieving them.

 

Recent McKinsey research surveying a large set of global executives suggests that many companies, these days, are in a nearly permanent state of organizational flux. Almost 60 percent of the respondents, for example, told us they had experienced a redesign within the past two years, and an additional 25 percent said they experienced a redesign three or more years ago. A generation or two back, most executives might have experienced some sort of organizational upheaval just a few times over the course of their careers.

 
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I like go beyond lines and boxes

The key is defining roles without people in mind, the relationships the role has and the value that must be deliver to each person, and then matching people to roles

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David Hain's curator insight, July 14, 7:11 AM

Good organisation design is much more than rearranging the structure chart.  It starts with the heartbeat...

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The Content's fine, but Intent is King!

The Content's fine, but Intent is King! | The new world of work | Scoop.it
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"Intent defines purpose" I would go further and say intention is purpose and from Gita Bellin "Success depends on where intention is."

 

Important to reflect and take action on the thoughts in this article as living on purpose a key to the new world of work.

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