Performance Management – why is it so hard?

Every big company uses a system of ‘Performance Management’. It’s an increasingly complex way to assess employees and decide promotions and bonuses. In the latest episode of our podcast Dean and I turn our attention to  the merits of this system of assessment and the patterns we’ve seen emerging before asking, how could it be better?

We look at some examples of what we’ve seen through our working life and some examples of who might be doing it better. We hope you enjoy Episode 7 of Unpacked – Performance Management.

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While we are on the topic here is an interesting take from Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme – which seems to align with some of the thoughts in our podcast.

Unpacked Episode 3 – Consulting and Operating model

The latest episode (Ep 3) of Dean Pribetic’s and my podcast – Unpacked – is up  and ready for downloading. In Episode 3, we explore one of the most nebulous terms in the language of business – ‘Operating Model’. We discuss the seemingly interchangeable definitions and we also discuss the real matter at hand – what is Consulting? How do we define this work? And what is it that we actually do? The episode can be downloaded here – Episode 3 or on iTunes – just search for “unpacked”. Dean also mentions a book titled “How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built” – by Stewart Brand – which is a great read.  The book can purchased here through Amazon.

We would love your feedback through the website – unpacked.fm and we would love you to rate it on iTunes. You can also get to us on twitter at @unpackedfm. You can find Dean at @deanpribetic and I am at @jamessaretta. We hope you enjoy it!