Motivation & Performance (eng)

For organisations that are still on the fence about modernizing their employee appraisal systems, here are some noteworthy examples from companies that are revolutionizing employee evaluation practices: Provide constructive feedback: Managers at GE and Cargill approach employee evaluations looking to the future, instead of focusing on past performance. Setting goals for the future and providing […]

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Companies are spending substantial amounts of money on trendy perks like gym memberships, on-site laundry, nap pods, and 24×7 cafeterias in a bid to keep their employees happy. While these fringe benefits and perks can certainly play a role in increasing worker happiness, research suggests that the biggest predictor of employee engagement is simple – doing meaningful and rewarding work. […]

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According to a study conducted by leadership development consulting company Zenger/Folkman, 40% of employees in high potential (HIPO) programmes may not belong there! This means that companies may be filling their leadership pipeline with undeserving employees who have good qualities, but qualities that don’t always guarantee leadership potential:  Technical expertise: While great technical expertise can […]

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Numerous studies have shown that when leaders demonstrate a genuinely caring attitude, it promotes a work environment characterised by trust and safety which inspires better productivity and drives engagement. Unfortunately, caring about employees doesn’t always come easily to many managers and leaders. It takes deliberate effort and regular practice, says Augusto Giacoman, director with PwC […]

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Employers are investing heavily in their incentive and recognition programmes to reward employees effectively for their achievements. Things get complicated, however, when you need to design rewards that will appeal to employees of different ages, in different organisational roles, sometimes scattered across the globe. In the past, this meant inconsistent rewards or incentives that did […]

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Customers or employees – who’s more important to your business and which experience should you focus on more? While most businesses should be trying to enhance both customer experience and employee experience, it is more important to focus on employee experience first, many argue. If you treat your employees right and delight them at work, […]

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Advancements in neuro-economics could hold interesting implications in workplaces. Neuro- economics is the study of economic decision-making. This involves mapping human brain activity to explore the processes that occur within the brain when making financial decisions. Some companies are using neuro-science to better understand not only customer behaviour and employees’ cognitive processes but also to […]

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While hundreds of studies, reports and surveys are conducted every year to better understand how to improve employee engagement, not enough attention is given to analysing how to enhance leadership engagement. That is, increasing engagement levels among leaders/executives across the organisation. This needs to be a priority for CEOs, argues Karl Moore, professor at Oxford […]

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GE, Accenture, Netflix, and Adobe have already ditched traditional performance management processes and a Bersin by Deloitte survey shows that 70% of companies plan to do the same. According to performance strategist Laura Garnett, five key things inspire employees to put forth their best performance: perceived impact, enjoyment, mindset, effort, and challenge. Any performance management […]

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When employees are able to recognise and reward their peers’ hard work, it can serve as a powerful engagement tool, argues Colin Watt, group director of employee relations and engagement at online retailer Shop Direct. Shop Direct was consistently getting employee feedback stating that everyday successes weren’t being celebrated. In response, Watt established a peer-to-peer […]

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