A subordinate delivers a work product that’s closer to a rough draft rather than a final product and leaves insufficient time to revise it before the external deadline. When a crucial deliverable is missing, people from multiple teams point fingers, and a new employee is surprised to see negative comments on her performance review, as […]
How does work get done in organizations? By people; and, frequently, by people working with other people to achieve some mutual goal. In the process, these people need to communicate with each other. This can be done in a variety of ways, but one quintessential and seemingly green team communication tool is meetings.
Should an employer always give a fired employee the reason for his or her termination?
It pains me to see so many organizations nowadays create an org chart but then tuck it away in the dark recesses of an intranet that no one accesses or in the back of a filing cabinet, bringing it out only a few times a year during reorgs or hiring planning. I always think, “What’s […]
by Eric B. Topel Charles “Slip” Shod has been employed by your company for more than two years, during which time you have received repeated complaints from vendors about his performance. In your capacity as a member of human resources, you begin reviewing the other matters on which Slip has been working and determine that […]
Seasons greetings! It’s that time of year again. No, we aren’t talking about shopping ’til you drop, New Year’s resolutions, or holiday parties (at least not in this article). It’s time to start thinking about employee performance evaluations. Evaluate your employment practices, including performance evaluations, with the Employment Practices Self-Audit Workbook A gift that keeps […]