October 31, 2017 Brian Fenton No comments exist

The trends of globalisation, technology and consumerism drives increased competition. We also have financial pressure that leads to ongoing organisational cost cutting. Restructuring means less people; less people means more work per employee and less time for formal training. The competitive advantages of the past have been neutralised. This includes geographical exclusivity, quality products and…

October 16, 2017 Brian Fenton No comments exist

Many organisations practice calibration of performance scores after completing performance reviews. But does the practice not promote distrust and compromise the manager subordinate relationship? In short, the answer could be no. If the possibility of calibration is communicated up front and if the reasons for the change are clearly communicated, then the risk is reduced….

September 13, 2017 Brian Fenton 1 comment

Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Employees may not easily be predisposed to ongoing continuous learning. This passivity is inculcated through years of dependency that organisations have conditioned into their employees. We know that we cannot “instruct” employees…