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Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management. What happens after companies jettison traditional year-end evaluations?

Ahead of the curve: The future of performance management

The worst-kept secret in companies has long been the fact that the yearly ritual of evaluating (and sometimes rating and ranking) the performance of employees epitomizes the absurdities of corporate life. Managers and staff alike too often view performance management as time consuming, excessively subjective, demotivating, and ultimately unhelpful. In these cases, it does little to improve the performance of employees. It may even undermine their performance as they struggle with ratings, worry about compensation, and try to make sense of performance feedback. These aren’t new issues, but they have become increasingly blatant as jobs in many businesses have evolved over the past 15 years.

Yet nearly nine out of ten companies around the world continue not only to generate performance scores for employees but also to use them as the basis for compensation decisions. Answers are emerging. What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace? The blending of apps with our collaboration tools: An inevitable trend. What's in an effective collaboration tool today?

The blending of apps with our collaboration tools: An inevitable trend

That's perhaps the most foundational question we can ask at the moment, as the seemingly unending procession of new applications and solutions continues as new entrants each promise in their own way to improve how we work together in digital environments. The nature of collaboration tools available today continue to evolve and specialize. Enterprise social networks, team chat tools, and unified communications platforms are some of the major branches of the tree of digital collaboration.

Numerous other collaboration sub-specialities have emerged and developed in recent years as well, such as functional collaboration tools at aimed at sales, marketing, R&D, HR, legal, and other key corporate activities. Should Companies Follow Ben and Jerry's Lead in Wages? Thirty-five years ago, a couple of counterculture confectioners in Burlington, Vt., developed a recipe that combined funky, chunky deliciousness, brilliant branding and granola-headed idealism.

Should Companies Follow Ben and Jerry's Lead in Wages?

How social tools can reshape the organization. Not all social technologies bring equal benefits.

How social tools can reshape the organization

In a new survey, respondents say the most valuable tools make it easier for employees to collaborate—and could even transform the way organizations work. While social technologies have become ubiquitous in business, not all tools—or the benefits companies see from their use—are created equal. Indeed, results from the latest McKinsey Global Survey on social tools suggest that a new generation of tools is enabling employees to collaborate in improved and innovative ways.

Respondents say improved internal communication is the feature of social tools that has most benefited their businesses. They also expect that, in the coming years, enabling better communication will be one of the ways these tools could bring about fundamental changes at their organizations. The results also suggest that social tools play a critical role in how technology overall can encourage organizational change. A new generation of social tools Looking ahead. Why our Purpose is Evolutionary. How Spotify Recruits Talent. Spotify believes hiring the right developers is crucial, so they’ve created a lengthy recruitment process to make sure they bring on the best possible people.

How Spotify Recruits Talent

While your team may not need developers, their methodology can be adapted to bring on the right talent for your team. General introduction and screening. Crossbridge. 22 Handy Slack Hacks Everyone Should Know — ReadThink (by HubSpot) 22 Handy Slack Hacks Everyone Should Know By: Carly Stec A couple months ago, the HubSpot team made the switch to Slack (one of the hottest real-time messaging apps on the market).

22 Handy Slack Hacks Everyone Should Know — ReadThink (by HubSpot)

Checklist voor de thuiswerker - Checklist voor De Nieuwe Medewerker. Software. Enterprise Social Networking & Collaboration Platform. What Makes FC Barcelona Such a Successful Business. “Blue and claret blowing in the wind.

What Makes FC Barcelona Such a Successful Business

One valiant cry. We’ve got a name that everyone knows: Barça, Barça, Baaarça!” So runs the battle hymn of FC Barcelona (aka Barça), the Catalan soccer club that won the UEFA Champions League — the world’s most prestigious inter-club soccer championship — earlier this month, defeating Italy’s Juventus 3-1. With 23 Spanish League championships, 27 Copa Del Rey titles, and, after this last victory, as many as five Champions League trophies under its belt, Barca has earned a unique place in the annals of soccer. It’s also a successful business: the team’s net worth, according to Forbes, was $3.16 billion, making it the world’s second most valuable sports team, while its revenues touched $657 million, the fourth highest among soccer clubs (after Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich) in 2014.

Manager Mimicry App – Holacracy. Ditch That Textbook. Get Hired. Love Your Job. Organizational Network Analysis Surveys. Performance Review Software. 360 Degree Review Software. Small Improvements. 20 rules of thumb for building a great startup culture. (Editor’s note: Scott Weiss is the former co-founder and CEO of IronPort Systems.

20 rules of thumb for building a great startup culture

He submitted this column to VentureBeat.) Developing a good, healthy culture is extremely important at a startup. Culture reflects the essence of a startup’s operation because it directly affects the success of a company’s hiring practices and overall strategy. 3 Workplace Investments That Will Pay Off in 2015. Appical – Priority boarding for your workforce.