Modern Workforce

Turn Gossip Into a Productivity Booster

 -  11/13/12

Managers should find ways to discourage time-wasting chatter and instead focus on turning productive gossip to the company’s advantage.

Two Ways to Avoid Conflict

 -  11/9/12

Managers spend a considerable amount of their time resolving conflict and other nonproductive behavior, and that’s unlikely to change. But there are two ways to reduce it.

How Workplace Conflict Is Killing Your Bottom Line

 -  11/9/12

Failure to speak up about concerns, or inability to properly deal with conflict, can have real financial consequences. Encouraging candid dialogue can reduce tensions and boost productivity.

Tips to Fix Employee — and Voter — Apathy

 -  11/2/12

Employers and politicians have at least one thing in common: trying to boost the engagement of others.

Special Report: Performance Management

10/29/12

Performance management could use a back-to-basics approach. Pairing a coaching and development model with a social platform can help.

It’s Time to Drop the Focus on Competencies

 -  10/29/12

Performance management could use a back-to-basics approach. Pairing a coaching and development model with a social platform can help.

From Feedback to Feed Forward

 -  10/29/12

The move to a coaching and development model doesn’t mean companies throw out hard metrics, the cornerstone of the competitive assessment model. Instead, metrics are used more strategically.

Maintain a Constant Feedback Loop

 -  10/29/12

Social platforms for performance management help to ensure this kind of constant feedback cycle because they allow managers and employees to show progress and modify goals that were originally discussed in one-on-one meetings.

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