Six Faulty Assumptions About Change Communications

In the past decade, leaders have come to realize the importance of good communications during change. Many have come to this realization because of the pain and chaos created in the absence of communication or when their traditional communications have not worked.
Communication is now an expected component of most change management plans, which is a step in the right direction. However, there is still a … [ Read more ]

Assessments: Connecting Employees With the Performance Improvement Process

While most corporations use some form of structured performance appraisal system, use of structured self-assessments of performance is much less common. Some systems include an objective self-evaluation as a part of the process. Others capture the data, but do not provide explicit self-other comparisons. Still others offer employees the opportunity to reply in a letter or through open-ended comments. Many do not include self-evaluations at … [ Read more ]