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Twofer Tuesday: On Coaching & Performance Management

Business leaders are always looking for ways to improve on-the-job coaching and performance management. (Or if they’re not, they should be!) This week’s Twofer explores how managers can succeed on both fronts.

Coach’s Corner: Creating Workplace Success

Today’s workforce presents an onslaught of challenges for employers. The mobile movement, global competition and increasingly diverse employee values have led managers to conclude that if they want to come out on top in the talent war — that is, to attract, properly develop and retain the best personnel — they must create a culture of inclusion.

So, what’s the answer? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Coaching. Effective coaching goes far beyond training; it acknowledges and celebrates differences, encouraging individual growth, organizational development and overall business success.

Read: How Coaching Can Create a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace

The Thinking Manager’s Guide to Performance Improvement

Performance ratings have been a long-standing means of measuring and communicating how well employees do on the job. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best way of achieving either of those things.

As organizations realize that performance management may be a little more complicated than was once thought, a growing number of them are embracing fresh approaches to develop stronger direction for employees.

“In a no-rating environment, an organization can promote fruitful discussions about goals, performance and development.”

Read: Rethinking Stale Performance Management Practices

Psst: Have you joined our Tools for the Time-Crunched Manager LinkedIn group? It’s designed to inspire and help you conquer the day-to-day challenges of your workday.

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