Performance management

Index here items on managing performance, performance measurement, poor performance, performance indicators, objective setting, SMART objectives, performance

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    Strictly boardroom

    There’s a lot of talk about values in business but there’s often precious little action. At the most fundamental level, values are the behaviours you or your organisation are prepared to enforce. Values without enforcement...

    Corps competencies of the nanny state

    So one guy zipped up and down rivers in a small boat and the other kept his head down in the home guard. Big deal. Is it only in the US that applicants for the top job have to thump their chests for weeks on end? Probably...

    A clearer provision

    Park Royal, a labyrinth of factories and offices in west London, is Europe’s biggest industrial estate. Covering 800 hectares and housing 1,800 firms that employ 40,000 people, the site is proof that there is still hope for...

    A natural selection

    There is little doubt that women are seriously under-represented in British politics. They make up only 18 per cent of MPs, putting the UK at nineteenth place in international league tables. This compares with 44 per cent...

    How to... develop multiple intelligence

    Everyone wants to have the best people working for their organisation. Indeed, many businesses would have us believe that we are still in the middle of the Great War for Talent. But in all of this no one seems clear about...

    How to work with the new ISO 9001

    Many thousands of organisations around the world have the quality management standard ISO 9001:1994 and its sister standard, ISO 9002:1994. But in December 2003 the standards will be superseded by ISO 9001:2000, giving organisations...

    Socket and see

    Imagine what would happen if all of your printers and photocopiers were taken out of action for a day: chaos, or a review of the way your organisation transfers information? Because this is exactly what Powergen does on its...

    Promotional intelligence

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is enjoying huge popularity, spawning bestselling books, tests, conferences and journals. One reason must be its accessibility. Another, perhaps, is that it appears to present a relatively simple...

    Slim picking

    Predicting a candidate’s success in a management role is arguably the holy grail of assessment activity. But, when it comes to selecting and developing people for senior positions, we believe that psychometric measures give...

    Competencies on their best behaviour

    Karen Moloney has a point in her criticism of unnecessary work being done to reproduce already known results for competency frameworks (“History repeating”, 6 July 2000). It is probably true that major consultancies...