How to Improve Performance Management

Poor performance management reduces workplace morale and contributes to employee turnover.  A strategy with little value can come at a high price.  The goal is to make performance management more effective.  How do we do that? These are all part of a good foundation for performance management:
  • Corporate goals
  • Individual goals
  • Competencies
  • Communication
Some companies don’t partake in feedback methods because they prefer to accept annual performance reviews only.  It’s important to encourage goals to evolve organically throughout the year, and to follow timelines of company projects and initiatives.  Goals should be reviewed and scores as they’re completed, or it can be made part of a weekly or monthly check-in process.  Communication needs to be held face-to-face, either in person or through technology. Technology can be a crucial part of performance success.  Using a performance management system supports the one-on-one relationships among managers and team members.  It provides access to feedback as needed.  And it provides real-time metrics that help managers make smart decisions with current data. It’s important for employers to streamline basic conversation because communication is essential to the growth of the workforce. PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Accountability in the Workplace

Experts indicate that accountability has a clear link to:
  1. Higher Work Performance
  2. Improved Competency
  3. Commitment to Work
  4. Increased Employee Morale
  5. Work Satisfaction
  6. Improved Creativity and Innovation
  7. Investment in the future of the Company
So, what is accountability and why is it important? When leaders/teams empower employees to take ownership, they are then held accountable, and they have a higher level of trust and commitment to the company.  They take initiative and work harder at making the right decisions in the best interest of the business.  It’s about owning the responsibility and not blaming others for the results.  Ownership is about taking the initiative and accountability is about following through and getting it done.  It’s also about recognizing that other team members are dependent on the results of your work. Lack of accountability can impact other team members, resulting in missed deadlines and unfinished work.  Working as a team should be part of everyday operation.  Talk about it, share ideas, come to a common consensus about what accountability means, and use it as a foundation for everyone to work from. PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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Successful Time Management Tips

As business owners, we all want to make the most efficient use of our time, working smarter and not harder.  This involves planning, patience, and discipline.  Here are some time management tips to help you get started: Set a timeline and clear goals:  Focus your energy on things you want to achieve.  This allows you to be more productive by planning your schedule efficiently. Create a daily routine:  The more you stick to a routine, the easier tasks will be.  Plan your tasks keeping productivity in mind.  You’ll respond to repetitive behavior in no time. Give yourself some down time:  Your brain can focus for about 90 minutes at a time, so give it some cool off time in between tasks.  Breaks are important to stay productive. Stay healthy:  Keeping your body healthy is important to your well being.  Snack on healthy foods like fruits, nuts, and veggies.  Consider exercising once a day to boost your energy.  And always drink lots of water. Stay organized:  Keep your work space organized and clean.  Don’t spend half your day looking for misplaced items.  Consider investing in some organizational tools for your office. Delegate some tasks:  Don’t think you have to be in control and do everything yourself all the time.  Work on the tasks you’re skilled in and ask for help from experts for other tasks.  This reduces your workload and allows you to be more productive.   PJ's New Pic (smaller) ActionCoach-logo
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