Are Peer Reviews the Future of Performance Evaluations?

Harvard Business

In an era of agile teams and self-management, social feedback is key. Assessing performance Giving feedback Leading teams Digital Article

Is It Time For A Peer-Reviewed Bonus System?

LDRLB

It lets me reward people that management may not always recognize,” employee Becky Neil told the Wall Street Journal. Overtime, however, HCL’s system sheds light on who employees believe are the real linchpins of the company and allows HCL’s management to make the needed equity adjustments. He writes, speaks, and serves on the faculty of management at Oral Roberts University’s College of Business.

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Creating an Effective Peer Review System

Harvard Business Review

Employee performance reviews are a hot topic once again. Many people think real-time peer reviews will be a key piece of the puzzle. By providing instant and continuous recognition of positive behavior, typically via a public social platform, they yield more and richer data on employees, offering managers a clearer picture of a team or company’s strengths and weaknesses and everyone a better sense of how they’re performing.

Employees speak out against Facebook’s ‘Hunger Games’ Employee Review Process

HR Digest

According to a CNBC report published on Tuesday, former Facebook employees say a ruthless ‘stacked ranking’ review process created a cult-like culture where they felt the need to feign happiness in a desperate attempt to form friendships with colleagues to advance their careers. The former employees put the blame on Facebook’s bi-annual peer review system which heavily relies on the perception and feedback of colleagues. Featured News Facebook peer review system stack rank

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Preview Thursday: Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager. “Do Su san is the author of by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. From Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager, copyright © 2005, 2017 by Polvera Publishing, Susan Fowler, and Laurie Hawkins.

The Leader’s Role in Motivation with Susan Fowler

Kevin Eikenberry

In today’s episode, I’m talking with Susan Fowler, who is the author of various by-lined articles, peer-reviewed research, and six books, including the bestselling Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager with Ken Blanchard. In her new best-seller, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does, she applies psychological discoveries that lay out a successful, research-based […].

Managers Think They’re Good at Coaching. They’re Not.

Harvard Business

For one, managers tend to think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do — and this behavior is often reinforced by their peers. Recently, my colleagues and I conducted a study that shows that most managers don’t understand what coaching really is — and that also sheds light on how to fix the problem. This shift in mindset lays a foundation for training and gives managers a clear set of expectations.

Data Can Do for Change Management What It Did for Marketing

Harvard Business

One area so far relatively untouched is change management. The combination of predictive analytics, large data sets, and the processing power of today’s computers is starting to transform change management. But before that can happen, we have to understand why data has failed to catch on in change management to date. A big obstacle is the change management profession itself (of which we are all proud members). Change management Analytics Digital Article

The Five Levers of Employee Engagement Published

Mike Cardus

‘The Five Levers of Employee Engagement’ has been peer reviewed and published in the American Society for Quality ASQ Journal for Quality and Participation – July 2013. For the journal I added online only content that shares case-studies and implementation of each of the Five Levers of Employee Engagement : Competent Manager.

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking or Face Economic Calamity

Great Leadership By Dan

They check websites, blogs, or peer reviews that they trust. Dakota’s mission is to level the playing field for boutique investment managers so they can compete with bigger, more well-resourced investment firms. Guest post from Gui Costin: When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules.

Loyalty Beyond Reason Defined

Leading Blog

Loveworks follows Brian''s books Basics: Online Marketing (2010) and Basics: Marketing Management (2011). He has been published in Advertising Age, the Journal of Advertising Research, and in several peer-reviewed books and journals. This is a post by Brian Sheehan, author of Loveworks: How the World''s Top Marketers Make Emotional Connections to Win in the Marketplace.

Most Managers Don’t Know How to Coach People. But They Can Learn.

Harvard Business

For one thing, managers tend to think they’re coaching when they’re actually just telling their employees what to do. Recently, my colleagues and I conducted a study that shows that most managers don’t understand what coaching really is — and that also sheds light on how to fix the problem. First, we asked a group of participants to coach another person on the topic of time management, without further explanation. pbombaert/Getty Images.

Quality Quantified: Learning To Measure Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Peer-Reviews. Peer-reviews are a great way to overcome this. Talent Management business management productivity strategydrivenNo two people will perform in exactly the same way when it comes to the work which they do. Some will be able to work for days on end, getting average results while they throw themselves into their work. Others, though, will find it easy to get excellent results, but won’t have the stamina to work for more than a few hours.

Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

All of us have a peer group and within that group a select few are viewed as the role models and the others aspire to reach that level of peak performance. How about reengineering, total quality management, performance management, learning organization, value analysis, managed care, or employee satisfaction? The problem rests however in how this pre-occupation with being acknowledged as a “leader” by your peers is perceived by your employees.

Unusual Hiring Practices

Strategy Driven

Over the past 5 years he has focused on developing algorithms that make sense of bigger data patterns in order to predict translator performance based on data obtained through peer reviews. The challenge on building AI towards that end is that translations can be great and still be significantly changed by reviewers. Talent Management business management hiring interviews strategydriven

Possibility Maximizer: The Leadership Quarterly

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! Successories Motivational Products Talent Managment Magazine Testing and Assessments - An Employers Guide to Good Practices Testing and Assessments - DOL The Rainmaker Group - Possibility Maximization An amazing group of people commited to making a difference in the world they live - one soul, one organization, one Customer Experience at a time.

Evidence | Unicorns | Bullshit: 3 Areas Of Team Building & Leadership Effectiveness

Mike Cardus

In management as well as team development humans and behaviors do not operate in the same short term cause-effect process that machines do. Decisions are based upon evidence that can be replicated and examined by peers within and outside of your field. There are secondary sources (academic journals, peer reviewed articles, existing Body of Knowledge, etc…) that are applicable and provide evidence for what you are doing.

How living at a Zen Buddhist monastery taught you how to be a better entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

Over the past 5 years he has focused on developing algorithms that make sense of bigger data patterns in order to predict translator performance based on data obtained through peer reviews. The challenge on building AI towards that end is that translations can be great and still be significantly changed by reviewers. Entrepreneurship business management strategydriven

The Role of Research

LDRLB

Last week, Bob Sutton wrote on his blog: “most management books are based on anecdotes, the biased recollections of some famous executives, or on research that is presented as rigorous (but is not…Good to Great is a perfect example).”. Solid research takes a long time to bring to the public; from the design of the study to the final presentation in a peer-reviewed journal is a process that can take years.

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The Role of Research

LDRLB

Last week, Bob Sutton wrote on his blog: “most management books are based on anecdotes, the biased recollections of some famous executives, or on research that is presented as rigorous (but is not…Good to Great is a perfect example).”. Solid research takes a long time to bring to the public; from the design of the study to the final presentation in a peer-reviewed journal is a process that can take years.

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Cracking the Behavior Code

Great Leadership By Dan

We can talk all we want, but w hat our managers, employees, and customers do is mission critical to business success. He is the former Chief Scientist of Express Scripts, the nations largest pharmacy benefits management company, and has authored and published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers. Guest post from Bob Nease: In attempting to explain the nature of physics, Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Nothing happens until something moves.”

A Shift in Leadership Can Make a Multi-Million Dollar Impact

Strategy Driven

They learned and practiced how to communicate effectively and resolve conflicts, build teams to succeed, lead meetings that didn’t waste time, lead change that would stick, walk the talk with our organizational values, and finally how to engage and manage our talent. We managed university budget cuts with grace; we had far less turn over than the university as a whole and even lower than national averages for the same job categories.

shorts.004 | Negative Effects of Bad Politics at Work

LDRLB

A recent article in the Academy of Management Journal provides continued strong support for something I have said a lot here about the relationship between job satisfaction, commitment and employee performance , and adds to that by showing how perceptions of organizational politics negatively affects the mix. The article is a well designed research study that conducted a meta-analysis of 57 papers published in top peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Personality Tests are Useless (Most Of Them Anyway)

LDRLB

In the decades since, very little peer-reviewed research has been conducted to validate the MBTI. If her dream company thinks that they’ll make the right decision on a candidate based on personality, or if they believe they can only properly manage her career based on a label produced by a bogus test, then her dream job really will become a nightmare. The other day I got an email from a former student of mine.

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

Harvard Business

One of the great frustrations of being a middle manager is that senior leaders make decisions that go against what you would have done had it been up to you. You might even be tempted to communicate to your peers and supervisees that you’re not convinced this is the right way to go. If — deep down — you don’t feel that senior management makes good decisions, it’s probably time to start looking for another job. Sophie Blackall/Getty Images.

Possibility Maximizer: Society for Industrial and Organizational.

Sales Wolf Blog

SHRM - Society for Human Resource Managment Indispensible for the HR Professional! Successories Motivational Products Talent Managment Magazine Testing and Assessments - An Employers Guide to Good Practices Testing and Assessments - DOL The Rainmaker Group - Possibility Maximization An amazing group of people commited to making a difference in the world they live - one soul, one organization, one Customer Experience at a time.

Personality Tests are Useless (Most Of Them Anyway)

LDRLB

In the decades since, very little peer-reviewed research has been conducted to validate the MBTI. If her dream company thinks that they’ll make the right decision on a candidate based on personality, or if they believe they can only properly manage her career based on a label produced by a bogus test, then her dream job really will become a nightmare. The other day I got an email from a former student of mine.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

More than two-thirds of large businesses now offer disease-management programs , but most of these are bricks-and-mortar services that can be converted to better-studied, cheaper, and more effective digital therapeutics. Digital therapeutics are being increasingly validated in clinical trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals and are available or are being developed for most chronic diseases. Human resource management Technology Digital Article

Better Ways to Communicate Hospital Data to Physicians

Harvard Business

This was particularly true for more veteran physicians and those with private-practice experience who have had greater exposure to managing cost information. In our survey, 54% of respondents reported that it was either “extremely important” or “very important” that hospitals use peer-reviewed literature and clinical evidence to support the selection of medical devices. Decision making Data Transparency Managing people Healthcare Digital Article

Your Writing Isn’t as Good as You Think It Is

Harvard Business

My survey reached not just writers and editors but also managers, directors, supervisors, executives, analysts, and consultants. The job of an editor or a peer reviewer is to show you what you cannot see. When good writers are whipsawed by contradictory reviews, it leads to bad results. With sufficient notice and carefully organized review cycles , you can fix problems and keep your writing coherent. You have to write from time to time as part of your job.

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Harvard Business

And during times of organizational crisis or change, dominance may be needed to manage various stakeholders with opposing viewpoints. Leadership Managing people Motivating people Digital ArticleThink back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group? Did they lead by presenting a plan and using their authority to insist that others follow along?

Research: Women Ask for Raises as Often as Men, but Are Less Likely to Get Them

Harvard Business

Most of the statistical sources used by management researchers and labor economists do not record “asking” behavior, and do not record people’s motivations for refraining from asking. … Were you concerned about negative effects on your relationship with your manager/employer?” When early reports of our work appeared in the press, the research was criticized by Sara Laschever and others, in part for not having gone through a full peer review.

Stop Using the Excuse “Organizational Change Is Hard”

Harvard Business

Most experts, for example, state that 70% of change efforts fail, but a 2011 study in the Journal of Change Management , led by the University of Brighton researcher Mark Hughes found that there is no empirical evidence to support this statistic. A 1994 article in the peer-reviewed journal Information Systems Management presents Hammer and Champy’s estimate as a fact and changes “50 percent to 70 percent” to just “70 percent.”

Book Review: Multipliers

LDRLB

This research would never be published in a leading peer-reviewed management or organizational psychology publication. Prahalad, who I consider a giant among management thinkers. Leadership book review I’m going to recommend that you read “ Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, ” by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown, despite the fact that it has a few serious flaws.

Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

Harvard Business

My focus was on peer-reviewed journal articles (academic papers) that included reliable measures of CEO attributes (e.g., I came up with three major conclusions from this literature review: CEOs Do Matter a Lot. For instance, midlevel managers may primarily affect their teams, but C-suite leaders can be expected to influence the majority of the organization. How much do CEOs actually matter?

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It’s Time to Make Business School Research More Relevant

Harvard Business

One of the biggest challenges facing management scientists has been the struggle to produce knowledge that is both academically rigorous and applicable to practicing managers. In an Academy of Management Journal editorial, we described two problems that contribute to this challenge. Relatedly, managers tend to hold on to long-held assumed truths that often management scholars’ studies have dispelled. spiderstock/Getty Images.

How Physicians Can Keep Up with the Knowledge Explosion in Medicine

Harvard Business

One service, called UpToDate , employs 6,300 physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers to manually review the most recent medical information to produce synopses for practicing doctors. at home or at retail sites) services for monitoring biometrics such as blood pressure or blood glucose so real-world patient data can be shared and integrated to make possible more frequent and more proactive management of diabetes.

Is Employee Engagement Just a Reflection of Personality?

Harvard Business

Indeed, even before organizations started talking about the need to “engage employees,” many managers appeared to regard motivation as something individuals brought with them to work — a characteristic of people they hired. Or think of when you read a Tripadvisor, Amazon, or IMDB review of a hotel/product/movie: to what degree does that review convey information about the object being rated, versus the person reviewing it? pbombaert/Getty Images.

Stop Treating B2B Customers Like Digital Novices

Harvard Business

97% of professional buyers believe that user-generated content, such as peer reviews and group discussion, is more credible than content provided by the company itself. These 1,000 customers had been assigned account managers, and sales people were keen to answer their questions and return their calls. The points are awarded by peers in appreciation of a contributor’s good content and insights.

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Here’s What Mindfulness Is (and Isn’t) Good For

Harvard Business

The tricky thing about trying to interpret research about mindfulness is that many studies that claim great things for mindfulness are less rigorous than others, even though they may be peer reviewed. How to Evaluate, Manage, and Strengthen Your Resilience. While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice can really help with.

Focus on Keeping Up with Your Customers, Not Your Competitors

Harvard Business

They’ve redesigned their core processes in the area of procurement (online shopping), talent acquisition (marketplaces), collaboration (social networking), market research (peer reviews), finance (mobile payments) and travel (room and ride sharing). Complex and simple: Manage the systems and processes to run a global business while creating simple and elegant experiences for customers.

Stop Being So Positive

Harvard Business Review

Organizations encourage it among their employees in an effort to boost performance and engagement, and it’s a key tenet of “managing yourself” well; affirmative messages about perseverance, resilience, and vision adorn many an office wall. In studies of college students enrolled in a vocational business program, we found that it helped them manage their time better. Human resources Managing people Managing yourself

Better Ways of Thinking About Risks

Harvard Business Review

The set of such methods, tested by peer review of their scientific foundations and success with their application, is actually quite small — and familiar to most business school graduates. Leadership Managing uncertainty Risk managementLeaders need to understand complex, uncertain dynamic environments well enough to anticipate how initiatives will fare. To that end, they must ensure that critical information is gathered and synthesized.