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Maximizing Performance Through People with Terry Crow
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Performance Interactions…Purpose, Action and Progress

Interactions with people related to work performance occur on a daily basis for most managers.  We get work accomplished through these interactions, which happen with varying degrees of success.  Some of these performance related discussions leave those involved feeling inspired, focused and prepared to take action.  Others leave people feeling befuddled, confused, and wondering what is expected to happen next.

As managers in the new business normal, it is up to us to drive these performance conversations so that they are purposeful and direct performance in a way that gets the intended results.  Here is my definition of a successful performance interaction:

Managers—Do You Help or Hinder Performance?

As managers in the new business normal, our whole approach to getting results in the workplace is continuing to change, and those on our team look to us for guidance and strong, steady leadership.  At least, that’s how it’s supposed to work, but it doesn’t always turn out that way.

After working with managers for decades and being a manager myself, I have come to realize that we all have an opportunity to add value and contribute so our team members do in fact look to us with confidence.  We can capitalize on this opportunity if we are committed to seeing ourselves as we really are and making changes needed to keep us improving.

What Employees are Saying about Job Satisfaction

Each year the Society for Human Resource Management conducts a survey of employees to find out what factors contribute to their job satisfaction.  In theory, the more satisfied employees are the more engaged they might be and the more they might contribute in work performance.

In 2011, the results revealed that in second place for job satisfaction was “Opportunities to use skills/abilities” and tied for fifth was “The work itself”.   I find this to be extremely interesting.