Communication

Managing Goals

Managing Goals

When employees have clearly set goals, their managers can assist them in developing necessary skills and meeting those goals. Clearly set goals help team members to stay focused and committed to achieving the end result. They can also motivate employees to organize their time efficiently to maximize productivity. In this podcast, Associate Dean of SAIS(…)

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Giving Recognition

Giving Recognition

Most organizations link performance management to pay. While pay is one of the more common methods of rewarding employees, and while many supervisors would like to be able to give larger increases to their high-performing employees, the fact is that budgets must also be considered. So the question is: how can employees be rewarded during(…)

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Conducting an Effective Checkpoint Meeting

Conducting an Effective Checkpoint Meeting

In the middle of the performance cycle, managers and employees should hold a checkpoint meeting. This is the time for you to make sure you’re on track to meet your goals and receive feedback. Feedback can happen formally or informally, but it’s recommended that you and your manager meet, at least once, about halfway through(…)

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The 10-Minute Check-In

The 10-Minute Check-In

Managers are responsible for giving timely performance feedback to employees. These feedback conversations should occur, at the very least, during the annual performance review and even as frequently as on a monthly basis. However, there are multiple reasons managers feel there’s not enough time to fit these conversations into their busy schedules. One way to(…)

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Keep Talking, You’re Just My Type

Keep Talking, You’re Just My Type

Sorry, everyone. This is not relationship advice on how to flirt with that one guy you always see at the coffee shop before you leave. Well, maybe it could be. It depends on how you use the information I’m about to tell you. Six billion people have access to phones, and phones help us communicate.(…)

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