This article first appeared on Human Resources Online We often consider the best leaders to be those who are inquisitive; they come up with ideas, ask lots of questions and dig into the details. We might think of this person as someone who has a dominant personality, who isn’t afraid to make tough decisions and who would be described as “ambitious”, “driven” and
Right now we’re seeing a surge in on-demand pulse surveys in many organisations. Improvements in technology have dramatically lowered the bar for collecting employee feedback and reporting it back to managers. We are really excited about these innovations and huge advocates for ensuring a regular cadence of employee feedback. However, we are also very thoughtful about their implications. The reason
Originally posted by Organisation Solutions Pte Ltd. In 2011, a group of economists from Stanford University in the USA conducted a study into how individual managers impact the productivity of teams. They accessed more than 5.5 million transactions from a data processing company to analyse how supervisors across more than 23,000 employees influenced group performance. Looking at the data they
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I wish I could take responsibility for saying that but the truth is that it’s a very well documented idea that is credited to Aristotle more than 2,000 years ago. Admittedly, he probably didn’t write it exactly like that because he was in ancient Greece.
Originally posted by Organisation Solutions Pte Ltd. Many agree that the 21st century business and economic environment is characterised by change. High-growth markets, financial crisis, technological advances and even rapidly evolving demographics (like the aging workforce) are happening simultaneously. These changes and others have seen the emergence of concepts like VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous), which are now widely
Do you feel good about your work? I mean, really good about it? If you work for a mid-sized or large organisation, chances are there are people running “Employee Engagement” programs within your office who really hope so. The idea of having happy workers is almost intrinsically motivating – when was the last time you met someone who actually wanted
If you visit the London office of the British Cycling team, you’ll notice a sign at the front door you’re unlikely to forget in a hurry. It simply says “Winning is our business” and it sends a clear message to everyone who enters: this organization is all about performance. And performance is what they get. With the UK churning out