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8 Benefits of Real-Time Feedback

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Oct 10, 2017 8:55:00 AM

The incorporation of continuous feedback into performance management is the most common change being made to performance management systems by organizations today.

Implementing Real-Time Feedback as part of the performance management process will:

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Topics: Performance Management

Driving Forces Behind the Performance Management Revolution

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Feb 7, 2017 8:11:00 AM

Performance Management is Changing!

Despite the efforts that have been made by talent management experts over the past several decades to design performance management processes that actually improve performance, performance management has come under heavy scrutiny over the past couple of years. It seems the list of complaints about performance management is endless...

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Industrial Organizational Psychologists make a Big Bet on Performance Management

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Jan 31, 2017 8:09:00 AM

Industrial organizational psychologists are talent experts who study workplace issues of critical importance to business, including talent management, performance, coaching, assessment, selection, training, organizational development, and work–life balance. Each year the Society for Industrial Organizational Psychology surveys its membership to identify the 10 top workplace needs.

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1:1 Performance Check-In Meetings Drive Employee Performance

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Sep 27, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Google’s famous Project Oxygen study identified that the most important thing that managers can do to be successful is to coach.  This includes asking questions versus providing answers, providing constructive feedback and holding regular 1:1 meetings. In fact, they found that higher scoring managers are more likely than lower-scoring managers to have frequent 1:1 meetings with their team members. 

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7 Manager Tips for Mastering the 1:1 Performance Check-In

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Sep 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

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Topics: Performance Management, performance feedback

Three Reasons Why Managers Avoid Performance Reviews

Posted by Karen N. Caruso, Ph.D. on Aug 18, 2015 9:00:00 AM

We all know that formal performance review discussions between managers and employees are just one component of an effective performance management process. The performance review discussion can be a powerful tool in building the employee-manager relationship when it is part of a continuous performance management strategy.

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You Rock! - 5 Ways to Transform Positive Performance Feedback

Posted by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. on Jul 11, 2014 2:57:00 PM

The topic of delivering performance feedback typically focuses on how to provide constructive or critical feedback aimed at improving performance. I have written several articles aimed at offering sound practices for improving employee performance using effective performance feedback and realize that I have not appropriately addressed the importance of positive feedback. I believe that both constructive and positive feedback are critically important for high performance but for different reasons.

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Topics: Performance Management, Employee Engagement, performance feedback

Shining the Light on Bad Bosses

Posted by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. on Jun 26, 2014 11:59:00 AM

Bad Bosses Hide in Dark Corners

Why do bad bosses seem to go undetected or acknowledged by everyone except those who work for them? These menacing managers seem to hide in dark corners. It is extremely frustrating for anyone who is suffering under a bad manager that this person's poor performance or bad behavior is overlooked and tolerated by the organization. In my experience in working with senior leaders, these four reasons seem to top the list:

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Topics: Performance Management, Upward Feedback, Competency Models, Improving Performance, Bad Bosses

Competency Model of a Bad Boss

Posted by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. on Jun 23, 2014 7:48:00 AM

The next time you have a moment to spare and have grown tired of reading online news and checking social media, do a search on "characteristics of a bad boss". The lists, articles, stories and images that will surface will likely make you laugh. There is no shortage of examples of what it's like to work for a bad manager. One of my favorite lists of characteristics was published on Forbes.com - 31 Telltale Signs You Are A Horrible Boss. Great list - but my guess is that if you are a horrible boss you will not likely see these telltale signs in yourself.

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Topics: Performance Management, Upward Feedback, Competency Models, Improving Performance, Bad Bosses

Feedback Now: We All Love Continuous Performance Feedback

Posted by Amanda Seidler on Jun 12, 2014 1:56:00 PM

Feedback Now: Because we all <3 spreading feedback

What do you get when you cross the anonymity of 360 Feedback with the social media savvy set?

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Topics: Performance Management, performance feedback, Product Feature Spotlight