Most of all employees know it: the annual review. This is the dreaded performance review together with your boss to walk through your accomplishments and targets for the past year. Generally you will also talk about some areas where you need improvements and the trainings to participate for the coming year. But, does this really make sense to talk about performance gaps or training gaps that had occurred months before under concrete circumstances? [Read more…] about The Annual Performance Review – a Dying Dinosaur?
Archives for June 2013
Typically employees have job descriptions and they are assigned to fulfill a certain function. Often these employees are integrated in a matrix organization where some process owners are assigned to the key value stream processes and support processes. Perpendicular to that you have the functions like Quality Control, Finance, Industrial Engineering, HR and so on. But, for example, what happens when problems in the processes occur which are extended over the local “horizon” of a single employee? [Read more…] about How Employee Engagement Influences your Business and Corporate Culture
When we are talking about data driven business or in general about industrial processes, we are talking about numbers and performance. To measure the performance of processes and keep control on them we need appropriate metrics, perhaps a complete set of metrics, a metrics system. These metrics, if carefully chosen, provide deep insights in your business and will help you to identify trends or to identify deviations from your normal (or planned) performance. But which metric do you have to choose? What are good metrics for your business? [Read more…] about 4 Essential Rules for a Good Metrics System