Signs-of-a-Toxic-Workplace

Among the many variables that get noted for negatively affecting performance management, you seldom hear much about toxic employees. Toxic employees can run the gamut. They are your gossipers, your liars, the slackers, and worst of all some are bullies. They lurk in your employee ecosystem under the radar if you aren’t careful. Yet other…

Partnership

Guest what? The days of What’s In It For Me (WIIFM) in the workplace are over. It’s time to start talking about How We Win Together (HWWT). I had the opportunity to attend the Taco Bell franchise convention in Orlando, Florida a few weeks ago with the rest of the executive team from my job….

roi

Probably the most overused and perhaps overrated term in business is “ROI” better known as “return on investment”. The concept of ROI was built upon the premise that businesses could have an expectation of seeing gains and/or being made whole as a result of investing in a program, initiative, product etc. The operative word here…

What's Your Caption

So if you are behind the times, two weeks ago we opened it up for our readers to participate in the “I Create Performance…” challenge. Essentially, we challenged our readers and anyone who found us to let us know how they create performance! With each person’s submission, they received a Performance Creator badge and the…

forgetaboutit

There is a lot of information out there on the internet about HR, leadership and process improvement. Here on PerformanceICreate we like to give free HR advice that you can actually use. So here’s some more of it – learn as much as you can about HR – don’t wing it!  Pay attention to what’s going…

What's Your Caption

For the past two years, we have shared our knowledge and experience about improving performance and productivity through human performance improvement, training/learning and development, process improvement, instructional design, human resources, communication, social media, leadership, or productivity. 2013 is our year to help you really blow the thought, perspective, and action of performance, up! And now we…

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In many situations, it invokes emotions and heated debates like nothing else and in other situations it stimulates innovation and growth, leading companies to great success. IT is nine letters, one word. Diversity. How can one “thing” result in two such varying outcomes? Simple. With diversity comes difference. It involves variances in opinion, experience, work…

Low Hanging Fruit

If your desk is anything like my desk and your calendar is anything like my calendar, you probably feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to start to get it all done. Once upon a time, my advice was to start with the “low-hanging fruit.” Because knocking out the mindless, easy stuff gives you as sense…

Perspective

One of the thornier issues in HR is trying to develop policies for employee populations we aren’t part of such as hourly non-exempt workers or sales people.  Ideally we work directly with the business line to understand the needs of the business and the type of employees working in that business. When I’m working in…

change

Inertia: the resistance of any physical object to a change I am a creature of habit.  I wake up at the same time every work day. I pack the same meals for work every day. I brew the same amount of coffee every morning (2 travel mugs), and they’re usually gone by  the early afternoon….

disco-ball

The Wobble, a popular line dance much like the Electric Slide, was the focus of a recent conversation that I was having with a few of my fellow PICers. And like the dance itself, the talk got me thinking about learning and leadership. I’ve been in many a Wobble. And a successful Wobble can decide…

Employee Happiness

Employee Happiness. This coupling of words has been a buzz for quite some time for HR pros, but I am not sure the buzz has been taken seriously simply because it gets on the bandwagon with the other shiny objects that can change the business today. But I am here to tell you employee happiness…

Welcome

Yes, This Is  Happening! You’ve probably heard the saying “If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” Performance I Create (#PICHR) is all about improvement. We’re the process improvement blog. We help you get better with recruiting, talent management, leadership, employee engagement, training and overall productivity. So it’s only natural that we take our own…