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Exit Interview Best Practices: What to Ask and What to Avoid

When an employee is leaving your company, chances are that you are entirely focused on getting in their replacement. While getting their replacement is a necessity, conducting their exit interview is equally important.   Conducting an exit interview is a valuable practice that 91% of the Fortune 500 companies do. Information gathered at such an …

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How helpful your feedback is, to your co-workers?

Performance management has been evolving since the past few years. We are moving away from traditional practices such as annual performance reviews and closer towards agile performance management. The latter is a more collaborative, continuous feedback and development practice suitable for today’s fast paced environment.   Employee reviews are now more holistic owing to 360 degree …

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Easiest way to help teams achieve more with regular feedback

According to a Gallup study, only 14% of employees strongly agree that their performance reviews inspire them to improve.   That is a remarkably low percentage. While there could be various reasons behind this abnormality, one of them stands out quite clearly viz. annual performance reviews. These reviews did work well to some extent in the …

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5 ways to encourage more frequent employee recognition

There have been various studies that document how employee recognition is one of the most powerful performance enhancer in the workplace. Employee recognition programs have been proven to help employees become happier, productive & engaged. All of which eventually leads to better customer satisfaction for businesses. Despite the research, many companies are yet to realize …

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Project Feedback template (internal) for continuous improvement

We have recently discussed differences between Agile & Traditional (Waterfall) project management techniques. Depending on a variety of factors, the appropriate technique could be decided for a project. But one thing that should remain intact irrespective of the methodology chosen, is the process to ensure learnings & scope for improvements are documented. More often than …

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How to be more effective at work? Ask Questions!

Everyone in the organisation, over time should focus on making themselves more effective and efficient at what they do. Continuous improvement is the key to success for any organisation. But how does one do that? It’s quite simple. By asking questions! Managers have many responsibilities apart from managing their own as well as their team’s …

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