Is Survey Fatigue Killing Your 360?

In my last post, I wrote about how quickly things can change both in life and in business. We see examples of this everywhere, including how ubiquitous online surveys have become in the workplace. Somewhere between the performance evaluations, culture surveys, engagement surveys and 360 feedback assessments, your team began feeling “surveyed to death.” This […]

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Giving Feedback that Works

If your team is typical, some of your team members will do excellent work, while others will be adequate, and a few will need coaching to improve their performance. All of them deserve to receive feedback from you about their job performance. It’s easy to allow the inadequate performers to monopolize most of your attention, […]

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3 Challenges to Rolling Out a Global 360 Program

It’s amazing how quickly things change. Just last weekend my youngest son was exploring our basement closet and came across a cardboard box with a masking tape label that read “Old Electronics.” We opened it together and found, among other things, a flip phone, a video camera, a small digital camera and of course – […]

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Great Managers Are Great Coaches Too

When you train a new employee or mentor a high-achieving team member, you are exercising your coaching skills. Good coaches, like good managers, develop people by providing them with the appropriate resources, training, and assignments. Effective coaches act as mentors to the people they coach, encouraging them to develop new skills and succeed in their […]

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3 Pitfalls to Using 360s in a Talent Platform

Convenience. We’re constantly pursuing ways to make our lives, both personal and professional, as convenient and efficient as possible. It makes sense then that we oftentimes opt for a larger one-stop shop, whether for increased choices or lower price. After all, lugging your kids with you to both a grocery store and a shoe store […]

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