Measuring performance – The Blog

What should you do when you have a performance issue with a team member?

  Poor Performance Jim came on one of my Leadership Skills training courses. He came across as a lovely, kind manager. He had a difficult situation to deal with. He recounted a horror story to us of a feckless and … Continue reading


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Do you believe that people can change?

  Do you think that people can learn new skills?  So do I. I wouldn’t be in this job if I didn’t.     Sometimes dealing with poor performance can be really hard. You know the situation – you have … Continue reading


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What are appraisals and PDRs really for?

  Do you remember the first performance review or appraisal you carried out?     My first appraisal   When I think back to the first appraisals I carried out, I cringe with horror. I had no idea of what … Continue reading


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Working from home – does it work?

  Do you sacrifice speed and quality when you work from home?   Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new chief has told their employees that they can no longer work from home according to a number of reports. One of the reasons … Continue reading


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How do you spot poorly performing managers?

  How do you measure poor performance in managers?   If you have ever worked for a poorly skilled manager you know it. You don’t need anyone to tell you. Especially if you have also worked for a really good … Continue reading


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Would you notice if anyone fell by the wayside?

One of my favourite books is “Three Men on the Bummel” by Jerome K Jerome. He also wrote the better-known “Three Men in a Boat”. Both have hysterically funny passages concerning the antics of the three men and those connected … Continue reading


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What differentiates quantitative and qualitative objectives?

  Here is a question from a Grapevine reader.   I have a question that I feel sure you can help me with and which has troubled me on and off for years. Sometimes I feel that I have squared … Continue reading


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Measuring Poor Performance

Do you have these performance ratings in your appraisal system? Meets expectations Exceeds expectation Did not meet expectations I hope not, because they are worse than useless.   The purpose of the performance rating Often it is linked to pay … Continue reading


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