Performance Management

Strengths-Based Performance Management

Strengths-Based Performance Management

It's that time of year again:  your annual performance appraisal.  Are you dreading yours?  If the answer is "yes," you're not alone.  Research tells us that dissatisfaction with performance appraisal is at an all-time high (Alder et al., 2016).  Managers and direct reports alike are finding the process to be time-consuming and stressful at best and ineffective and de-motivating at worst.  Why?  

Let's Talk Strengths

Let's Talk Strengths

Why You Should Talk To Your Employees About Their Strengths

You may have heard that employees who use their strengths in their work are generally more engaged, more productive, and have higher subjective well-being than those who don’t. You may also have heard that they have lower rates of absenteeism, and less frequent turnover (Woerkon & Meyers, 2015; Woerkom et al., 2015). According to the 2015 Strengths at Work survey, 5 out of 10 employees assert that they have a chance to do what they do best each day, and 56% of people surveyed could name their top 5 strengths...