Why We Invest in Reviews and Rate Performance

December 15th, 2016

Progressive sentiment in the corporate world is increasingly that, to quote GE CHRO Sue Peters, “the world isn’t really on an annual cycle anymore for anything.”  Performance reviews are called a relic of an earlier era, with an impact on actual company performance that rates somewhere between wasteful and harmful.

So why on earth are we at Incandescent, with no legacy systems to preserve, passion for innovation in management systems, and a team largely made up of Millennials, spending significant time and energy writing annual reviews that include ratings?

Click here to read the full article on Niko Canner’s On Human Enterprise blog.


How to Thrive in Middle Management

December 1st, 2016

The toughest job in any big organization is flourishing in the middle of a management chain.  Simply put, the middle is where strategy – and sometimes unachievable vision – collide with day-to-day reality.

If you’re at the top of a hierarchy, your job is to challenge teams to stretch.  You’ve got full permission to set the course, innovate, and drive change.  People naturally come to you for direction about the future, and your bolder thinking is what probably got you promoted in the first place.  You have the freedom to delegate, but, depending on the level of transparency in your organization, you may or may not be able to see how much work your bigger decisions create.

Click here to read Jack Ryan’s full article on LinkedIn.


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