Are emails, virtual meetings, telecommuting, and online training helping or hurting your workforce? Do employees prefer these technological alternatives to face-to-face communication?Read More
At Apex we decided to look at how one’s Best Day at work changes over time. Everyone’s needs are slightly different, but we were interested in how age and life-cycle accounted for the differences. So we have decided to share two stories: one from a 24 year old, freshly graduated intern and one from a 46 year old grizzled vet. Please take a look and let us know your thoughts on the topic.
Why do you spend so much time reading resumes and so little time investing in your people? Be honest, almost all of you know that is true. When I work with Leaders/Managers, I always ask “raise your hand if you spend more than 50% of your time ‘managing’ and ‘developing’ verses doing your own job. Maybe 1 in 50 raise their hands. When I ask “how much time do you spend,” the answers average out to less than 20% of the time.Read More
Team Coaching is one of the coolest new things to hit the field of OD in a while. It is something that Apex is increasingly being asked to do by our clients and something we are really passionate about creating and implementing with our partners. There are different approaches and some call it Group Coaching (see www.Badergroup.com), but however it is implemented…Team Coaching Works!Read More
Since the dawn of time, or at least the dawn of Human Resources, organizations have wrestled with how to deal with Performance Management. It seems that like everything else, Performance Management Systems are susceptible to trends and fads, based on whatever a CEO or HR Executive may read in the in-flight business magazine or in the current HBR.Read More