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?

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

WHE23: Slim-by-Design Workplace: Mindless Eating Solutions for a Healthier Workforce | with Brian Wansink

Engaging Leader

He is the author of the bestselling book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, as well as hundreds of professional books and peer-reviewed journal articles. The best wellness programs are ones people don’t even know they’re doing.

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

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

Create Learning

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.

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.

Research: We Drop People Who Give Us Critical Feedback

Harvard Business Review

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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.

The Countries with the Boldest Business Leaders

Harvard Business Review

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.

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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.

Data Can Do for Change Management What It Did for Marketing

Harvard Business Review

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.

Why the Future of Social Science Is with Private Companies

Harvard Business Review

The Reproducibility Project found it could substantively replicate the results of fewer than 40% of 100 high-profile experiments published in peer-reviewed journals. Nullius in Verba —take nobody’s word for it—is the Royal Society ’s great motto.

How Leaders Can Help Others Influence Them

Harvard Business Review

But my peer-review literature search revealed no similar ways to assess how willing leaders are to be influenced or how transparent they are about how they can best be influenced. Recently, I was talking with a senior leader from a world-class global learning and development company.

Can Walmart Get Us to Buy Sustainable Products?

Harvard Business Review

In essence, TSC is a data amalgamator, gathering the best peer-reviewed science on the lifecycle impacts and “material” environmental and social issues for a given product category. We all want to buy the best products we can find and afford.

Stop Being So Positive

Harvard Business Review

We’ve all heard a great deal about the power of positive thinking. 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 the wake of the Great Recession, some businesses even hired happiness coaches to get their workers looking on the bright side.

Stop Using the Excuse “Organizational Change Is Hard”

Harvard Business Review

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.” ” Despite Michael Hammer’s clarification, the 70 percent statistic has continued to be cited as fact, including in Harvard Business Review articles and books.

Strengths-Based Coaching Can Actually Weaken You

Harvard Business Review

I have seen no scientific studies (independent research published in peer-reviewed academic journals) to support the idea that developmental interventions are more successful if they ignore people’s deficits or provide no negative feedback.

Simple Digital Technologies Can Reduce Health Care Costs

Harvard Business Review

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.

The Ripple Effects of Parents Not Using Their Vacation Time

Harvard Business Review

Well, there’s longtitudinal, peer-reviewed research showing that the amount of time you spend with your kids doesn’t really matter. It’s the stress that hurts children, not the cause of that stress, according to the same peer-reviewed study.

Stop Treating B2B Customers Like Digital Novices

Harvard Business Review

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.

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Why Keeping Salaries a Secret May Hurt Your Company

Harvard Business Review

Based on peer-reviewed research and my own interviews with company leaders, I’ve come to believe pay transparency may actually be better for company performance. Pay transparency has become the latest weapon against unfair salary gaps.

The Five Levers of Employee Engagement Published

Create Learning

‘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.

How B2B Marketers Can Get Started with Social Media

Harvard Business Review

And the information and reviews these people are providing about B2B interactions carry a lot of heft. Many B2B CEOs still believe that social media isn’t right for them. And it’s no surprise. The attention being paid to social today mostly focuses on reaching out to consumers.

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Are CEOs Overhyped and Overpaid?

Harvard Business Review

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?

How Physicians Can Keep Up with the Knowledge Explosion in Medicine

Harvard Business Review

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.

When Research Should Come with a Warning Label

Harvard Business Review

Systematic reviews of studies on sugared beverage consumption and weight gain — which is to say, reviews which try to sum up the state of the evidence — were five times more likely to conclude no relationship than systematic reviews that had no industry funding. The researchers looked at systematic reviews conducted between 2006 and 2013. In fact, the four systematic reviews from 2012 onwards all found mostly positive associations; none were funded by industry.

A Fairer Way of Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Harvard Business Review

Instead of pegging academic advancement solely to peer-reviewed publication, it now provides academic physicians with points for a successful project to improve patient care or outcomes, regardless of publication. People have a deep need to feel that their contributions to the group are acknowledged — even celebrated. Financial compensation alone cannot satisfy that requirement. Fairly assigning credit , however, is difficult.

Most Work Conflicts Aren’t Due to Personality

Harvard Business Review

These tests, which have ample peer-reviewed, psychometric evidence to support their reliability and validity, better explain variance in behavior than do categorical assessments like the Myers-Briggs, and therefore can better explain why conflicts may have unfolded the way they have. Conflict happens everywhere, including in the workplace. When it does, it’s tempting to blame it on personalities.

Focus on Keeping Up with Your Customers, Not Your Competitors

Harvard Business Review

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).

A Way to Gauge How Well Your Company Is Really Performing

Harvard Business Review

Just change the peer group, and a laggard becomes a leader, or vice versa. We believe that the method, which has been published in a top peer-reviewed journal, is statistically sound. Do you have an accurate sense of how your company stacks up?

Good Bosses Switch Between Two Leadership Styles

Harvard Business Review

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?

Performance-Based Pay for Executives Still Works

Harvard Business Review

And while it’s true, as they write, that “large bonuses and stock options have been held responsible for overly risky behavior and short-term strategies,” I know of no peer-reviewed evidence that the crisis was actually due to poor incentives, and their article cites none.

For Women Leaders, Likability and Success Hardly Go Hand-in-Hand

Harvard Business Review

What is really going on, as peer reviewed studies continually find, is that high-achieving women experience social backlash because their very success - and specifically the behaviors that created that success - violates our expectations about how women are supposed to behave.

Workplace Wellness Programs Could Be Putting Your Health Data at Risk

Harvard Business Review

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.

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. Leaders 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.

Possibility Maximizer: The Leadership Quarterly

Maximizing Possibility

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").