No matter the size of your company, growing a business has many challenges. Among other challenges building a high-performance team tops the list. If you’re tearing your hair and exhausted there’s every chance that your team managers are facing the same. While there is no one way to go about it, here are some team building mistakes you can avoid while putting your business team together successfully, using tact.
The appraisal offers a valuable opportunity to discuss workflow and goals, address existing gaps and encourage positive performance. While there are many reasons why appraisals don’t meet their objectives, however, one of the glaring issues is how poorly managers sometimes handle it. Here are the most common mistakes managers make in a performance appraisal and a few tips to reverse them:
Performance appraisal should ideally focus on both the behaviour and outcomes. While all the current data gathering methods focus on results, how an employee has gone about doing a task also has to be part of the evaluation system. Here are five ways in which you can optimise the outcome of the performance appraisal process…
The difference between a well-trained employee and one who isn’t can cost your business dearly. Bridging the skill gaps is critical to employee and employer success, and identifying them correctly is the first step. Right diagnosis of the skill gap is far more important than the training itself. It not only optimizes costs but also gives a hefty return on training investments.
India is among the fast-growing countries for startups, and we also have a young population, that is constantly looking for new experiences. Many businesses pivot and certain skill sets suddenly grow redundant. Or, several old world companies have senior staff whose roles are no longer relevant. In such a scenario upskilling become relevant….
The status of women is improving in public and private spheres, yet there are many challenges in getting jobs, and also in sustaining in the job. If you look at the statistics, it gives a true picture of this. However, it’s not only about workplace stats but also about the challenge for a progressing career woman which are all too real. Why are women dropping out of work? And how can we make it better?
Flexible work options or flexible-work may be ideal in today’s scenario. So now, several companies are considering flexible work policies to the changing times. Yet, there is hesitancy as it is still a new concept, and there’s a huge gap between expectations and execution. Here are some ways you can ensure a flexible option works for your company:
Thanks to the #MeToo wave in recent times, more and more women have mustered the courage to speak up and get justice. Yet, sexual harassment is a huge grey area in the workplace, leaving employers in a quandary, employees (especially men) with a lot of doubt, resentment and underlying fear. In my experience, consensual relationships in the workplace are especially tricky to handle under POSH for several companies, and here are some of the ways in which you can tackle these types of cases…
In order to manage the increasing stress at workplace, you have to be vigilant and observe the various indicators or red flags that could warn you about it. Unlike the common cold, there’s no obvious or direct indicator that shows if someone is stressed or not. However, there are a lot of indirect cues or signs that you may associate stress with. Here are a few indicators that you must not overlook…
Often, the places where you would least expect to find creativity is where it is most needed. Most organisations make sporadic attempts at creative solutions and are unable to live up to their commitment to foster innovation. Here are some ways you can make your work creative in a sustainable way that can foster imagination, and solve problems.