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The problem with Managing KPIs

Key performance indicators are performance measurements of critical success factors. Typically, they are used to measure results against predefined targets. There probably isn’t an organization on the planet that doesn’t use KPIs, and rightly so; they are hugely valuable when it comes to understanding if your efforts are netting a satisfactory outcome and that’s important to know. BUT that is where KPIs' job ends and the confusion starts

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How Far is Too Far When It Comes To Monitoring Your Employees?

To what lengths should you go to monitor workers’ online activity? While you don’t want employees wasting work time clicking through an online album of their best friend’s weekend at the nearby winery, how far is too far in monitoring the extent of their online activity throughout the day?

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Managing A Job-Sharing Role

Usually, the main motivation behind a job-share opportunity is employees wanting a better work-life balance. So, when the opportunity for that kind of role opens up, poeple are more than motivated to make it work. Nothing beats motivated employees—because motivated employees are generally the most productive kind of worker. And they’re happy about their work situation. That’s a good thing. […]

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Managing a Remote Workforce

The remote workplace is different. The setting is different, and cubicles don’t divide the virtual space. Neither do city lines, time zones, or continents, for that matter. The employees are different, too. Without the immediacy of a group, employees have to be more independent than their on-site counterparts.

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Is Your Review Process Doing More Harm Than Good?

In most organizations, employee performance reviews happen once a year and rarely, if ever, add any value to the business, the relationships between managers, or staff and employee engagement levels. In fact, there is growing evidence that the traditional annual employee review can harm all three.

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