talent management and organizational effectiveness rating-less performance management

Four Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Considering a Move to Rating-less Performance Management

In recent years, the traditional approach to performance management — including practices like ratings and forced rankings popularized in the 1980’s—have come under fire. The reasons for this backlash are understandable. Rating and ranking employees favors competition over collaboration and rigid measurement of individual accountability over growth and development. According to a recent Gallup State…

Generational Learning Differences blog featured image

Generational Learning Differences: Myth or Truth?

As the millennial generation has poured into the workplace, it’s become a hot topic among company and HR leaders alike about how to motivate, engage, develop, and retain the different generations in the workforce. But is the difference real or perceived? Exploring Generational Learning Differences I was recently asked to present on a webinar panel…

diversity in the workplace leadership consulting talent management and organizational effectiveness

Diversity in the Workplace Promotes Tangible Value

It’s long been known that in the natural world, systems need “requisite variety” in order to thrive. Homogeneity, while comfortable, leads to stasis and vulnerability. Variety, however, strengthens ecosystems, making them more agile, adaptable, and sustainable. The same is true in our organizations — diversity in the workplace strengthens the human ecosystem, too. But, the…

employee engagement consulting

I’m the Office Millennial: Prepared, but Differently

I’m a millennial, a twenty-something in management consulting, and I have some advice for those who manage me… Coming of age in the heart of the digital boom, I’ve been a multi-tasker since elementary school, hyper-scheduled through both undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Growing up with that constant variance pushed me, as well as my peers,…