Tag Archives: Performance

The Nemesis of Improvement is Complacency

If my years of experience have taught me anything it is that the nemesis of improvement is complacency. It’s that acceptance that whatever could be potentially improved won’t be because “that’s the way it has always been” or “that’s just … Continue reading

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Dufresne Furniture – Customer Service or Customer Obstruction?

The following is an account of my current experience with Dufresne Furniture in Winnipeg, Manitoba through the Ellice store location and call centre staff. It is a representation of my opinion and perceptions based on my experience. On September 09, 2012 … Continue reading

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Job Descriptions

In a previous article “Job Analysis” I wrote of one of the most common reasons for engaging in such a process was in order to obtain the critical data needed to create a job description. Job descriptions are regarded by some … Continue reading

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Employee Recognition

After attending an awards event last night where people were recognized for their contribution to their organizations, their profession and their community I was inspired to give some further thought to the concept of recognition. What is recognition? Is it … Continue reading

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Job Analysis

Too often in organizations job analysis is an area that is overlooked; however it is critical to understanding the nature of the job the organization needs to achieve its goals. Most commonly management will forego an analysis simply because they … Continue reading

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Culture and Motivation

Does your organization’s culture motivate your staff? Probably not directly, but it can be used as a breeding ground for actual motivators. Recently I’ve had the opportunity to engage in some great conversations regarding motivators and one aspect people continued … Continue reading

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Pay for Performance – Some things to think about.

Over the weekend I found myself in a delightful conversation where someone asked me a question after reading my article “Managing Performance – Where do I start?” They were intrigued to see how one’s performance management system could be so integrated … Continue reading

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