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Performance Training for Managers


Performance management systems really mean performance improvement for employees. I've heard sufficient stories to know that it doesn't always work out this way but on questioning HR people, employees and line managers, it is not the process or...
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Employees asked to write self-appraisals?


I used to think that asking employees to create self-appraisals was a great idea. I used to encourage organizations to make self-appraisal a regular component of their performance management processes. But in the last few years, I’ve changed my...
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Why Process Matters


I have a job that most people would find either very interesting or very boring.  I’ll let you decide which, but essentially my job is to help people quantify the financial benefits of Optimizing their Investment in their people.   Which people? ...
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Customer Experience Index Scoring


Continuing with the 4th in a series (#1) (#2) (#3) discussing Customer Experience Indexing (CEI) as a way to measure, plan and act on customer feedback. Again, thanks to those who have offered comments and questions so...
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A Question From India On Rating Distributions


Like many web sites, our Grote Consulting Corporation website invites browsers to send in questions. I love getting questions: It’s a great way to find out what’s on people’s minds so I can cover the issue that’s been raised in my writings on...
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Serious logistical expertise


I’m about to head to Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual user conference. Last year it was 5,000 people. This year could be as many as 10,000. It’s a big conference with tons of logistics. But check out what the Obama campaign pulled off yesterday....
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