You know that old saying about the only certainties in life being death and taxes? Respectfully, I would like to add another one to that list. Feedback. More specifically: a) that leaders and managers will always need to give it to their team members and b) that leaders and managers will always need to practice [...]
In recent Workology Co blogs, we have shared a little bit about Workology Co’s philosophy on how organisations can create exceptional workplace culture. In a nutshell, it is a combination of adopting the Sir Richard Branson mantra of caring for your employees, so they care for your customer + adopting a people first approach to [...]
poorly performing or mis-behaving team members. I have also facilitated more performance management related workshops than I care to remember (it will make me feel old). One thing I have learned, and the stats above confirm, is that even though a majority of managers understand on some level that they need to give feedback to their team members, half of those same managers shy well away from giving feedback, especially if it involves a difficult conversation. In short, Houston we have a problem. Read on for my top ten tips on how to give feedback.
An article stood out to me recently that appeared across several of my social feeds. The article was titled "Why an uninformed workplace is bad for business". The cautionary tale revolved around the bad business practices of Steve Jobs wannabe Elizabeth Holmes; so bad in fact that she has landed herself a 20-year stint in [...]
According to the Oxford dictionary, the meaning of ‘satisfied’ is Contented / Pleased On the other hand, engaged (apart from the kind that happens between two people in lurve) means Busy / Occupied. When we consider the distinction between employees who are engaged and those who are satisfied, the difference between them is much bigger [...]
Effective and regularly given feedback is a well-known driver of engagement. Knowing how to deliver it is an essential tool for every people leader to have in their kitbag. Recently I facilitated a session on how to coach employees for performance improvement, and as you might expect, how to give effective feedback – both positive [...]