The big idea is that Performance Review Conversations need reforming, because for the most part they are counter-productive and based on faulty, traditional thinking.
Co-author is Marcus Buckingham, who we exchanged ideas with a few years ago at a conference in Florida. Since then, we’ve always included him in our presentations, with his ‘Strengths' work as a significant feature in our landscape of positive change. It’s less likely he’s been mentioning us, but you never know. We chatted to Martin Seligman, too, and maintain friendly relations with Positive Psychology.
Meanwhile, we’ve been quietly developing and implementing better performance review processes with clients from care homes to dock facilities managers. As the HBR article says, it’s a hot topic, which we’re currently discussing with a leading heritage organisation and a charity for the homeless.
You can, as Bruce Springsteen noted, 'spend your life waiting for a moment that just don’t come'. Well let’s not waste any more time on performance reviews that confuse or demotivate. Give us a call to seize this HBR Moment and transform your organisation’s most important conversations!
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