What is the key to a successful performance management process? While that’s not the most exciting question someone may ask. It’s a important and expensive one. According to Gallup, “the cost of poor management and lost productivity from employees in the U.S. who are not engaged or actively disengaged [is] between $960 billion and $1.2 […]
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Last week, Gallup released its State of the American Workplace study (read it here). This is yet another of their comprehensive looks at what really motivates and engages employees. As we’ve done in the past for Gallup’s State of the American Manager, Deloitte’s Study of Millennials, and others, we’ve pulled out some of the essential […]
Marcus Buckingham has been working to help managers for decades. His research with Gallup is some of the most comprehensive in the world. The culmination of much of that research is in the book, “First, Break All the Rules.” It looks at dozens of Gallup’s best surveys and studies from over 1 million employees and […]
Every year, the Gallup Employee Engagement survey reveals insightful findings at a scale few can achieve. It helps inform leaders, managers, and HR departments what’s going on at a meta level across America when it comes to employee trends in engagement, motivation, and interests. This year’s report focused in particular on managers and is a […]
Remote work is on the rise. Are you ready? Even before COVID, remote work had grown by 140% since 2005, nearly 10x faster than the rest of the workforce. In fact, over 4.3 million employees (3.2% of the workforce) now work from home at least half the time according to Global Workplace Analytics. With the […]
“I was the person with 20 different notepads and stacks of paper on my desk. Tracking things was very disorganized for me.” Are you getting the most value out of your 1 on 1 meetings? Do they feel like a good use of your time? Or is staying organized and prepared slipping through the cracks […]
Are you new to 1:1 meetings? Or are you already a fan and advocate? Whether you’re new to 1:1 meetings or are looking for a resource to help you make a case for others to have one on ones, this is the post for you. It’s hard to put a real value on soft skills. […]
Chaos Theory and Management have a lot in common. Here’s how you can apply lessons from it to your company.
How are my managers really doing? What’s really happening in my organization? What do my people really think? Am I missing anything important? Whether you’re a veteran leader or brand new to having a real hierarchy below you, these kinds of questions are likely to be on your mind often. The more removed from the […]
(Already got the role? Looking for tips for getting started as a first-time manager? Jump to Part 2 of this guide.) Ever thought about becoming a manager? Want to know what it takes and how to move up from your individual contributor role? Becoming a manager opens a whole new world of opportunity. With the […]