Author: Deborah Kuness

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Why a feedback culture is worth its weight in gold

I’d guess that almost all companies are currently going through some form of organisational change. It is a supremely challenging time. But what if there was something every one of us could do at work to help? That could bring huge benefits to both our organisation and people… And what if it was totally free too? Seems a no-brainer, right? And yet the thing in question – feedback – still doesn’t flow freely in many organisations. We know from our own...

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Organisational culture development: An essential guide

Having in place the right organisational culture is crucial to business fortunes. In truth, it always has been. But in an age when so many employees work remotely, where managers need to oversee disparate teams and where senior leaders can appear (and sometimes, sadly actually are) very far removed from those on the front line, it is now even more so. But how do you know if your current culture is fit for purpose, where do you start? Do your people...

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How to set better employee performance objectives

Creating poor quality employee performance objectives and setting them up badly will lead to misdirected efforts, weak accountability and, at best, slows the forward momentum of your business. Conversely, when people work to good objectives, they’re more likely to achieve excellent results. There’s an opportunity here for HR managers to support the writing and acceptance of good objectives. This is the starting point for achieving a high performance culture. So, how do you do this? 1. Help people to take accountability Individuals are far...

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5 ways to maximise use of 360 feedback among employees

You’ve done the hard work – you scoured the marketplace for a 360 feedback provider, you chose a platform, put together a questionnaire and launched it to your stakeholders… But it’s what happens next – or rather what perhaps doesn’t – that could prove to be your biggest challenge; participation. Fear not though, there’s lots that you (the organisation) can do to embed or reinvigorate 360 feedback surveys to maximise uptake and ensure great value for all parties on an on-going...