Employee Performance

Adobe Replaces Annual Reviews With Informal Check-Ins

Last year, Adobe announced it abandoned its formal review process in favor of check-ins, described as “an informal series of ongoing conversations between employees and managers focused on setting expectations/goals; getting and giving feedback; and...
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How Your Brain Responds to Performance Rankings

It turns out the human brain hates performance rankings. Adverse reactions to numerical rankings and rating scales are wired deep into our neurological structure, doing more harm than good to your organization. Research finds they lead to: high levels...
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Top Employee Engagement Tips From Organizational Psychologists

What does employee engagement, its dynamics and triggers, look like from the viewpoint of 6,000 organizational psychologists? And, more importantly, what can managers learn from it? First off, let’s agree on what engagement means. A recent white paper...
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Bill Gates: Teachers Need Real Feedback

Clear, systematic feedback is crucial to growth, says Microsoft Founder and Philanthropist Bill Gates. The trouble, says Gates, is that people with one of the most important jobs in the world — teachers — aren’t getting it. “When Melinda and...
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Danielson Framework for Teaching: An Evidence-Based Yardstick for Success

You can’t measure success without a clear picture and understanding of what it looks like. Nor if it’s a moving target, changing without warning or meaning different things to different people. How do we define success in the classroom? Is it raising...
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