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

Incentive compensation systems often seem just as likely to disappoint employees as to motivate them. While it’s possible that the promise of more money will inspire an individual or team to work harder, it’s equally possible that the payment of such money will disturb a co-worker or colleague team who believed they worked harder but got less compensation.

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Remarkable TV: Giving Feedback to Former Peers

Kevin Eikenberry

Giving feedback is challenging enough and it’s even more complicated when it’s to a former peer. I was recently asked “What are some effective techniques for new supervisors to use when delivering feedback to their former peers?” The post Remarkable TV: Giving Feedback to Former Peers appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills coaching feedback peer review

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. But how do you create, maintain and support a successful real-time peer review program to make sure it delivers on its potential? Peer reviews shouldn’t feel like work.

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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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 […].

Preview Thursday: Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager

Lead Change Blog

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. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager. “Do Do you have a business card?” Cayla asked. Sure,” Steve said. He pulled a card from his briefcase and handed it to her. “I I apologize. I should have given one to you yesterday.”. “It’s It’s not for me—it’s for you.

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking or Face Economic Calamity

Great Leadership By Dan

They check websites, blogs, or peer reviews that they trust. Guest post from Gui Costin: When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules. And businesses that fail to understand the Millennial mindset are destined to fall behind their competition – and perhaps plummet into irrelevancy, says Gui Costin, an entrepreneur, consultant and author of Millennials Are Not Aliens.

Loyalty Beyond Reason Defined

Leading Blog

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. Earlier this year, star NFL quarterback Joe Flacco re-signed with Super Bowl champions the Baltimore Ravens in a record six-year contract worth $121 million. The deal made him the highest-paid player in the league.

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. Broad goals that are established within the proper context. Objective measures of progress and regress. The necessary resources to get the job done.

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. The problem rests however in how this pre-occupation with being acknowledged as a “leader” by your peers is perceived by your employees. My most recent peer review included a comment that I needed to get a better car.

Possibility Maximizer: The Leadership Quarterly

Sales Wolf Blog

The Resource: The Leadership Quarterly What it is: The Leadership Quarterly is a peer reviewed journal that is published six times a year (four quarterly issues plus two "Special Issues").  While the topical nature of The Leadership Quarterly is quite broad, the articles it contains still maintain the highly focused scope that is required of inclusion in a peer reviewed academic journal.

Coronavirus Crisis: Reasons for Hope During These Dark Times

The Practical Leader

A month after the outbreak started, 164 scientific papers were already available on PubMed with many more papers undergoing peer review. As Heather and I work from, and stay home, to be part of the solution, I found myself gorging on way too much negative news. As my sleep and mood deteriorated, I went looking for an antidote to the pessimism plague. I began a search for reasons to be optimistic. One of the first articles I came across was at Human Progress by Chelsea Follott.

Quality Quantified: Learning To Measure Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Peer-Reviews. Peer-reviews are a great way to overcome this. No 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.

Cracking the Behavior Code

Great Leadership By Dan

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 corollary applies to our organizations: “Nothing happens until someone does something.”

shorts.004 | Negative Effects of Bad Politics at Work

LDRLB

The article is a well designed research study that conducted a meta-analysis of 57 papers published in top peer-reviewed scientific journals. The article is a well designed research study that conducted a meta-analysis of 57 papers published in top peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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. Interviews are terrible vessels for people to get to know each other truthfully. Everyone is putting on a show. To make a terrible analogy, consider dating.

The Role of Research

LDRLB

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. Over the weekend, I’ve found myself struggling to reconcile two recent comments in my head.

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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. The short and most Zen answer is that I did not learn how to be a better entrepreneur by living in a Zen Buddhist monastery.

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. The other day I got an email from a former student of mine. It read: “Dear, Dr. Burkus, thanks so much for your advice years ago in class on acing the job interview. I’m now at the final stages of the interview process with my dream company and I need to take a personality test.

The Role of Research

LDRLB

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. Over the weekend, I’ve found myself struggling to reconcile two recent comments in my head.

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Possibility Maximizer: Society for Industrial and Organizational.

Sales Wolf Blog

  SIOP resources that I have found to be particularly beneficial include Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice - SIOP's quarterly peer reviewed journal, SIOP Exchange - an interactive blog for I-O professionals, and TIP (The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist) - SIOP's quarterly newsletter that will keep you up to date on the latest news developments within the I-O field. 

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. The other day I got an email from a former student of mine. It read: “Dear, Dr. Burkus, thanks so much for your advice years ago in class on acing the job interview. I’m now at the final stages of the interview process with my dream company and I need to take a personality test.

Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback

Harvard Business

In fact, there is no managerial review processes. Every year, each employee completes a self-evaluation and reviews each of his or her identified colleagues from the past year. The online self-evaluation and peer-review questionnaires are identical (e.g., feedback that is more negative than one’s own self-evaluation) than a reviewer who provided “confirming” feedback.

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

Mike Cardus

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. If you dislike theory, and seek only “Practical action”; That is unfortunate.

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

Harvard Business

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. You probably think you’re fine at it, even as you notice the poor quality of the writing that reaches your screen from others.

The Countries with the Boldest Business Leaders

Harvard Business

This accords with other, peer-reviewed research that shows a connection between displaying confidence and being perceived as competent. (If Fortune favors the bold , goes the old Roman saying. Our research suggests fortune is not alone in this: so do the Americans and the Chinese. But although some cultures do like boldness in their leaders, and reward it when they see it, this isn’t universally true.

When You Have to Carry Out a Decision You Disagree With

Harvard Business

You might even be tempted to communicate to your peers and supervisees that you’re not convinced this is the right way to go. This is what I did early in my academic career when I received peer review comments on a paper I’d submitted for publication. Without fail, there would be at least one reviewer who hated the paper. When this first started happening, I hated those reviewers and assumed they hadn’t read my paper carefully.

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

Harvard Business

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. That peer review has now been done and the article is released this month in a major journal, Industrial Relations , published by Berkeley. yangleephoto/Imazins/Getty Images. It’s a concrete fact that women earn less than men do.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business

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. Look for providers that can back up their claims with support from unbiased national medical organizations and studies published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Book Review: Multipliers

LDRLB

This research would never be published in a leading peer-reviewed management or organizational psychology publication. 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. Don’t be fooled by the title, the authors do NOT offer research support for their claim that leadership can make folks smarter.

How Books about the Teen Brain Fall Short

Building Personal Strength

The problem is while the authors know their business, they've been writing about these topics professionally for scientific peer review for more than a decade, and this is how they're used to writing about them. There are some important points to be made, but parents need to know is mostly buried in this kind of review of research. I've been writing about the teen brain for several years now, and I'm currently gathering the most important insights into a book for parents.

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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. Imagine an oncologist with more than a decade of practice experience is evaluating a lung cancer patient today. During her training years ago, there would have been a handful of therapy options to consider.

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. Second, as a 20-year review from 1993 to 2012 showed, CEOs’ judgment affects key strategic and managerial processes , such as staffing, financing, and marketing decisions. How much do CEOs actually matter?

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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. Later, these tapes were evaluated by other participants in the coaching course through an online peer review system. At the end, we videotaped another round of short coaching conversations, which were again evaluated by both peers and coaching experts. pbombaert/Getty Images.

Better Ways to Communicate Hospital Data to Physicians

Harvard Business

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. Dave King/Getty Images. We recently conducted an in-depth study at Lumere to gain insight into physicians’ perceptions of clinical variation and the factors influencing their choices of drugs and devices.

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

Strategy Driven

I co-conducted a professional peer review of a nearly identical campus on the west coast (size, structure, unions, facilities, budget, number of staff). You would think that an Ivy League institution like Cornell University would be a model of the best practices of leadership throughout its organization since Cornell and most universities believe they are growing the next generation of leaders for our country and our world. Well….not not necessarily and not always.

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. The points are awarded by peers in appreciation of a contributor’s good content and insights. Just like consumers, B2B customers prefer researching their product and service purchases and addressing their technical issues through peer interactions.

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Workplace Wellness Programs Could Be Putting Your Health Data at Risk

Harvard Business

In a California Law Review paper , my coauthors and I found that there are insufficient protections for employee health data, leaving workers vulnerable to privacy invasion and employment discrimination. These would suggest, for example, that employers only work with vendors who have stringent standards for data security and those who offer health recommendations to employees that are based on current, peer-reviewed medical research.

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Harvard Business

Recent research my student Charleen Case and I conducted, which is currently under peer review, asked leaders to choose between options likely to enhance the team’s performance (for example, asking workers to come in on Saturday to finish a project) and options that were more popular among team members (trying to squeeze the extra work in during the week). Think back to the last team project you participated in at work. How did the person running the project lead the group?

Is Employee Engagement Just a Reflection of Personality?

Harvard Business

In this impressive study which synthesized data from 114 independent surveys of employees, comprising almost 45,000 participants from a wide range of countries — and mostly published academic studies, which met the standards for publication in peer-reviewed journals — the researchers set out to estimate the degree to which people differed in engagement because of their character traits. pbombaert/Getty Images.

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. While mindfulness doesn’t necessarily work the way the hype proclaims, there are some things that a good mindfulness practice can really help with.

Data Can Do for Change Management What It Did for Marketing

Harvard Business

These are not the foundations of a proper science that verifies knowledge through experiment and replication of findings in peer-reviewed studies. Neasden Control Centre for HBR. Business in the 21st century is being redefined by a data-driven revolution. Take the MIT Media Lab’s experiment to see whether it could estimate retail sales performance on “Black Friday,” the day following the US Thanksgiving holiday.