An under performing employee is something every manager or leader will have to face sooner or later, but what’s the best approach? Some will tell you that poor performance is solely down to a lack of ability or self-discipline. Others will duck the issue and just try to remain ‘friends’ with everyone on the team. As with everything in business the balance lies somewhere in the middle.
Stop watching the clock. You’re harming your business!
Why? Because you’re placing importance on the wrong thing.
Your focus should be on performance and results not clock-watching. If you watch the clock so will employees. And when their focus is on time it’s not on their work.
Making mistakes is good for business. Yet some business leaders think mistakes are a bad thing.
Stick with me and I will explain why making mistakes is good for business … I’ll also show you how to deal with mistakes.
Is your leadership slowing progress?
No? Okay, lets put it to you another way. Do you compete for petty wins? Do you pursue your own goals at all costs?
I recently invited my team to take part in a straw poll. I wanted to understand what frustrated them; what got in the way and stopped them doing a great job.
In this short post Martin Webster shares some essential tips for those leading a high performance team.
The responsibility assignment matrix or RACI matrix is a useful project planning tool. Yet we often see it used incorrectly.
Let’s keep things simple and offer a concise RACI matrix definition … that makes it clear who does what.
In this article we propose an Information Technology (IT) organisation design that is fit for the twenty-first century. An IT organisation design that is in tune with business, lean and effective. The model is a marriage of structural cybernetics and the core IT capabilities.