Performance Management

Managing performance on hybrid teams

09 Jul 2024 | Wayne Turmel

As hybrid working becomes more and more widespread, one of the biggest difficulties that has emerged is how to manage individual performance when some people are in the office more than others.

Effective performance management can help reduce quiet quitting

03 Oct 2023 | Laura Moncrieffe

If organisations want to overcome 'quiet quitting', they need proactive, engaged leaders who are tapped in to the emotional, psychological, and financial needs of their employees.

Eight steps to achieving a high-performance culture

19 May 2022 | Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic

Creating a high-performance culture is often touted as the holy grail of today's organisations. But achieving it in practice remains an elusive concept.

Accountability is more important than accounting

14 Oct 2021 | Wayne Turmel

What's more important: that people are working on exactly what you want them working on at that exact moment, or that important tasks and outputs are done on time and team goals are met?

Managing time in meetings

30 Apr 2021 | Wayne Turmel

One of the main concerns when running a webinar or virtual meeting is managing time effectively so we don't lose sight of what the meeting is actually supposed to accomplish.

Don’t confuse task completion with productivity

21 Sep 2020 | Wayne Turmel

People who work remotely often claim to be ‘more productive’. But productivity is a long-term measurement that means more than just getting more tasks finished in a given time period.

The Business of Sleep

23 Jul 2018 | Management-Issues

Talking about sleep with Vicki Culpin, author of "The Business of Sleep", who has spent nearly 20 years researching the effects of reduced sleep and its relationship with productivity, employee wellbeing and effectiveness.

It's the little things, stupid

26 Jul 2017 | Wayne Turmel

For most of us, the big things - like the global economy - are out of our control. So let's turn off the news for a while and focus on the little things that happen at work that make so many managers lives far more complicated than they need to be.

So you're a manager. Now what?

01 Jun 2017 | Dan Bobinski

As managers, we can either choose to value and develop our team members or we can look for ways to elevate our own stature. Do you know which category you fall into?

The road to Rio: three powerful leadership lessons

27 Jul 2016 | John Blakey

The road to Rio represents four years of dedication, hard work and suffering for thousands of athletes from around the world. But working with Olympic sports coaches can also offer valuable lessons for those of us leading businesses.

How much do you waste on email?

08 Jul 2016 | Wayne Turmel

How much time does the average employee spend on email each day? You’d think that’s a simple question, demanding a simple answer. But it’s not.

The myth of high performance

08 Apr 2016 | Dominic Irvine

The term ‘high performance’ is bandied about as if it is some mythical state which we can all attain if only we just try hard enough. But that’s nonsense. All performance is relative. Whether it is high or low is all about context.

The six conditions of high performance

30 Nov 2015 | Mary-Clare Race

The key to performance doesn’t lie in a process; it lies in encouraging the behaviors that build a high-performance culture. That’s why the idea that you can manage performance through an annual conversation is so outrageous.

Those darn performance appraisals

07 Sep 2015 | Duane Dike

Great performance is a product of happy people. And happy people are a product of good leadership, not of formal performance appraisals which treat people like children, create bad feeling and breed unproductivity.

Don't be a busy fool!

01 Sep 2015 | Chris Merrington

With summer almost over and the post-holiday pressure starting to pile up, it’s easy to fall into the trap of becoming a busy fool. Being too busy is like a disease. And to avoid catching it you need to understand how to work smarter.

Can you ignore your weaknesses?

26 Feb 2015 | Mike Roarty

Sometimes the best thing to do about a weakness is simply to ignore it. That might sound counter-intuitive, but if we explore the notion of strengths-focused leadership, the reasons quickly become apparent.

Win big with integrated performance measurement

04 Feb 2015 | James M. Kerr

Why do so many businesses measure staff performance after the fact? Metrics ought to be produced as a direct by-product of doing the work, giving you time to make mid-course adjustments. Get it right and your business results will sky-rocket.

Hacking human performance

24 Nov 2014 | Dawna Jones

Best-selling author Steven Kotler discusses the power of ‘flow’.

Moving beyond procrastination

08 Oct 2014 | Peter Vajda

Procrastination doesn’t exist in a vacuum: there’s normally something underlying it. Asking yourself these questions can help you uncover why you're resisting doing what needs to be done and help you to move beyond procrastination.

Reviewing remote managers

28 Aug 2014 | Wayne Turmel

With performance review season looming, how should remote team leaders be evaluated? While the differences between managing remotely and co-locating are few, they are significant, and your terms of reference need to reflect that reality.