DailyDirt: Herding Cats For Profit
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Organizational behavior can be a complex subject, and the fruits of research on the topic can range from curious phenomenon like the Hawthorne Effect to abolishing stack ranking (or instituting stack ranking). If you’re interested in trying to avoid becoming a pointy-haired boss, you can brush up on some HR experiments and check out these links.
- What’s it like working at a company where everyone’s salary is known to everyone else at the company? Apparently, it can lead to some difficult discussions when employees change roles or take on new responsibilities, but it’s not as crazy a policy as it might sound. [url]
- The annual performance review may not be as effective as encouraging managers to have more frequent “check-ins” for more informal coaching and feedback. Adobe seems to be experimenting with this strategy, but replacing a formal system with an informal system may simply hide the problems behind closed-door discussions. [url]
- There are lots of pitfalls to managing a new venture at a large company. Far more than six mistakes, but careless staffing and picking the wrong metrics to assess performance should definitely be on the short list of things to avoid. [url]
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