Many of you would have had your performance review 1-1 recently, and most likely you are disappointed about how it went. There are many reasons why you would be disappointed right now, I talked about it in my post last year about this - Performance Review - The Day After. If you want to … Continue reading What do you focus on – activities or results?
More often than not, you deal with incompetent leaders in your organization who get in your way rather than help you. It is important to understand this reality and work around it. And when you do find a good leader, you stay around them as much as you can because they are a rare breed.
Performance appraisal systems were designed using assumptions that don't hold true in modern workplaces. No wonder appraisals yield upsetting results!
While talking to a project manager in a services company recently, I was reminded of how little people (even those with 8-10 years of experience) understand modern workplace. We were talking about promotions and bonuses and she was lamenting the fact that promotions very rarely happen in the mid-year review. When I asked her why … Continue reading 9 Realities of Modern Workplace
Most of us are guilty of leaving a job when it wasn't needed, as well as not leaving a job when it was needed. This hurts our career prospects significantly. Here are 3 bad reasons for changing job, and how to avoid them. 'I can't get along with my boss' This is probably the most … Continue reading 3 bad reasons to change job
Recently someone forwarded me this post about the fact that Performance reviews are a big fat waste of time. This is a long post talking about why it is so and proposes that we should just lose them. Here are the reasons the post mentions as to why this is the case: Everybody hates them … Continue reading Is Annual Performance Review a waste of time?