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Murray Furlong: A call for compassionate performance management

Performance management is rightly experiencing a radical overhaul. The structured, one-size-fits-all process of twice-yearly reviews, often perceived by busy managers as a necessary evil, has been denounced as formulaic, backwards-focused and subjective. In its place, pioneering employers such as Deloitte* are now advocating a continuous, ‘one-size-fits-one’ approach. But there’s an opportunity to take this even further.

Do you dread the office Christmas party? Don’t worry, you are not alone

Dread is a word usually reserved for use before visiting the dentists, or before major surgery. One dreads a make or break meeting, a flight through turbulent weather, or being forced to listen to Christmas music for several hours on a loop. But, today, as well as those things, people also dread that most convivial of Christmas carousals, the office Christams party.

Florence Parot: To burnout, or to not burnout, that is the question

I left you in my last article with the burning question (pun intended) of how to detect the signs of potential burnout. As I mentioned last time, once in burnout, it takes 12 months to recover enough to be able to get back to work so this is no idle question. If detected beforehand, it is not just the person’s life that could feel a lot different but the whole bottom line of the company that will be affected, especially if that person is key personnel.