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Performance Management Isn’t “touchy Feely.” Here’s Why.

At Team Excellence, we help organizations manage employees and relationships. That means we get into the “people stuff” that some in the business world refer to disparagingly (and incorrectly) as touchy-feely.

The behavioral sciences are often referred to as “soft sciences,” especially in regard to management disciplines, while finance, accounting, manufacturing, engineering, information technology, etc. are considered “hard sciences.” Because psychology, sociology, and other studies of human behavior and interaction are not as precise or black and white as their hard science counterparts, they haven’t been considered necessary or important to how one actually runs an organization.

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A Different World, A Different View: Japanese Millennials

life work balanceMillennial is a term to describe the generational group that is age 18-34 this year. In many places around the world they are projected to overtake the Baby Boom generation (ages 51-69 in 2015) in total numbers this year as the largest living generation. Millennials is not projected to overtake the Gen X (ages 35-50 in 2015) in number until 2028. Why does this matter? By 2025, three out of every four workers globally will be Millennials. They already make up 80% of the workforce in some companies. Soon, they will dominate the workplace and shape the future of organizations worldwide.

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5 Most common Management mistakes

Introduction

bad management demotivatesManagers and leaders hold the key to success of the entire team. If the manager or leader is incompetent, the entire team is destined to fail. The team cannot perform at their best level, if they are not managed properly. At the end of the day, the blame or the credit of the result goes to the manager. A single mistake from the manager can become the sole reason for the demise of the entire project.

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What Makes a Dream Team?

job interview with managerOne cannot stress enough the importance of having an effective team for the success of an organization. Establishing a high-performance and efficient team does not only comprise of having a pool of talented individuals.

For a team to be effective, its members must be united in achieving a vision and must motivate each other to get to that goal. A well-gelled team must share clear, measurable goals and should be committed to play their part in achieving the group’s overall success.

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Top motivational factors for employees

Motivation word cloudWe spend quite a significant amount of time at work during our adult life. It is usually even more than eight hours a day. Work does not only generate income for us. It is a source of many social connections, experience, knowledge and it often influences where we live.

Considering the huge amount of time at work, it definitely should not be only about money. It is possible to do anything for a short period of time, but after a period of time and if the job is unsatisfying, you can become exhausted, unmotivated and feel very unhappy with your whole life.

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Top 5 reasons why employees leave their job

Introduction

Dear Boss, I quitAccording to a recent Gallup survey, US Economy loses $370 Billion worth of productivity due to disengaged employees annually. In 2010, employees voluntarily leaving their jobs were greater than number of employees fired or discharged by the HR department. In the current scenario, this is a huge problem for the developing countries as well as the established countries of the world.  There are a number of reasons why people leave their jobs. From the level of productivity to common job environment issues, we’ll take a look at the top 5 reasons that eventually result in quitting a job.

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Recruitment Outsourcing with Personality Surveys

global sourcing recruitmentMuch has been heard about outsourcing, or the allocation of a particular business process to an external service provider. Outsourcing happens when a business or an organization is unable to carry out all aspects of its business process internally and this aspect is allocated to another company.

It is more common in information technology as well as industries for services that have been usually looked upon as fundamental to managing a business. For example, there are cases that the entire information management of a company is outsourced, including the aspects about planning and business analysis.

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5 Ways to Successfully Motivate Your Employees

what are you passionate aboutMany industries today place great importance on recruiting individuals that show the highest potential in terms of talent and skill. However, not enough effort is concentrated on retaining and developing the people they already employ. When a business fails to dedicate its time and efforts towards motivating its staff, it leads to poor performance and disgruntled employees that will likely start to seek other career opportunities to pursue. However, the right motivation can transform your staff into a dedicated force that will do everything they can to help the company rise to higher levels.

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As for Millennials… You Got it! They Want it!

performance review - graphsI just spoke at a corporate meeting this week for a client’s clients – their annual user’s conference.  It was held at one of Hyatt’s best – nice conducive digs for considering new ideas.  The audience was pretty much split right down the middle with Boomers and Millennials.  It was a perfect opportunity to talk about a number of generational differences as they relate to trust, communication and collaboration.  So I did.

 I focused on three issues affecting how we work together, build trust, and achieve collaboration.  I specifically talked about 

  • the accelerating process of change occurring in organizations,
  • key differences within our multi-generational workforce,
  • and the impact of human individuality.

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Understanding Why Employee Recognition Is Important

show your talent Appreciation is a basic human need. Taking the time to understand this basic psychological principle, and applying it, can have several beneficial effects for a business. All workers in a business look for appreciation through the work they do, whether it is individually, or a part of a team. Before looking at what ways a business can benefit from properly giving their employees recognition for their work, let’s take a look at how to actually give the appreciation correctly in the first place.

 

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