According to a study from the Institute for Corporate Productivity, only 8 percent of HR executives thought performance management made a significant contribution to performance. Employees blame unfair compensation systems and managers are frustrated. What can we do?
When I recently read in a blog article from Bernd Slaghuis that almost every third employee wishes to slow down in his professional life, I questioned this–namely why this then happens so rarely? Aren’t we missing a big opportunity here?
We all know that only through active communication can we change individual behavior during transformational processes. And yet many transformational processes fail due to inefficient communication. What are we doing right? What can we do better?
The digital transformation is forcing organizations towards more innovation. Innovation comes from the stimulance part of our brain and requires space in order to achieve our best. Can employees’ freedoms and operational control–as antagonists–have only one winner?
“The boxes-and-arrows approach to organizational design may have outlived its usefulness”, said Phanish Puranam. Over centuries, we have lived in these boxes, our status was defined through the box to which we were dedicated. Is this now all useless?
John P. Kotter–and subsequently many prominent consulting firms–explain to us that most change processes fail. Kotter’s 8 steps would be the means to an end for a successful change process. Is change really then so simple?
As Michael Porter said, “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do”, and consequently that means that the essence is truly not doing it. In transformation processes, we see that too many projects are launched at the same time. How can we deal with this overload?
Globalization, digitalization and many additional themes have become the mega-trend in recent years. Do we still have the connectivity under control or is it more for us–like Peter Kruse said–like with the sorcerer’s apprentice: “I can’t get rid of the spirits which I have called forth“?
We are demanding more and more from our employees these days–that everything needs to go faster and, optimally, at the same time. We are bringing our organizations into a constant state of stress. However, constant stress is harmful and can result in organizational burnout.