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Tag Archives: Performance

When Feedback Attacks!! (when, how, and why feedback can hurt performance)

Did you know that only about 30% of performance feedback interventions actually lead to increased performance?  In fact, according to the most comprehensive study to date on performance feedback (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996) researchers found that about 1/3 of the time feedback leads to performance, 1/3 of the time it does nothing, and 1/3 of the time […]

Job Burnout: Definition, Contributing Factors, What You Can Do

Job Burnout: Definition, Contributing Factors, What You Can Do

What causes burnout? Many different things contribute to burnout and some of them are beyond your organization’s ability to control (e.g.., certain personality traits like “neuroticism” that make an employee more susceptible to burnout). However, the good news is that many factors are well within your sphere of influence: understanding each and taking action to deal with them will not only greatly reduce burnout, but in doing so will also contribute to employee retention and job satisfaction.

Does Management by Objectives Work?

Management by Objectives (MBO) turned sixty years old recently.  Hundreds of thousand of managers and professional have engaged in MBY by going through the process of setting personal objectives that were linked to the organization’s major areas of emphasis.  Does all this work make any difference?  The answer is a resounding, “Yes!” Researchers in the […]

Does Employee Satisfaction Make a Difference?

Much has been written about employee satisfaction over the years.  We discuss leadership styles that improve employee satisfaction.  We make lists of the best companies to work for.  We have strategies for empowering employees.  We trumpet the importance and value of having satisfied employees. However a key question remains:  does employee satisfaction make any difference […]