Tough Performance Conversations: Navigating Difficult Feedback
By Lee Kang Yam
- What warrants a crucial conversation on performance?
- How do I give feedback to staff who do not meet my expectations?
- What do I do to manage low performers before it’s too late?
- What if a high performer has unrealistic expectations? How do I manage him/her without discouraging him/her?
People set SMART goals all the time but why do they not achieve them? What do we do about them? In the yearly MBO ritual, managers set objectives with their team. Most organizations use the SMART goal setting or a variation of it for this objectives setting process. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable/Attainable, Realistic/Relevant […]
It is a season that employee turnover is beginning to creep up. A talent has just left. The remaining staff are overloaded taking on additional responsibilities. People are stressed, morale spirals downwards and the trickle of talent loss might become a gush if you do not quickly hire a replacement. Prepare the job description, get […]
In a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, only 20% of the respondents indicated a positive impact of performance appraisals on their performance, whereas 21% felt no positive impact and 59% were neutral. Similarly, 60% of the organisations surveyed by WorldatWork gave a C or worse when grading the effectiveness of their […]
WOMEN REPRESENT ABOUT half of the nation’s workforce yet still make about 83 percent of men’s median wages, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They’re also underrepresented in the c-suites and boards across nearly every industry. In other words, women are working just as hard but aren’t seeing the full benefit of their […]