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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.