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How to Keep Your Team’s Morale Up During Change

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How to Keep Your Team’s Morale Up During Change Dramatic growth is commonplace. Companies are looking for opportunities to improve margins, accelerate cash flow and cut costs. Only those companies that change will endure. And only those teams that embrace change, and the leaders who engage people around change initiatives will thrive. The others will be left in the dust. In order to create this type of engagement, leaders must support team morale during change. But if you think about it, why should this be an issue, if the change is presented properly from the outset? Who wouldn’t be excited about positive…
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Tips for Successful Performance Reviews

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As mundane as performance reviews can be, they are vital to success.  Hopefully you are spending time with each of your direct reports weekly; however, at a minimum, performance reviews should summarize what you’ve been discussing throughout the year. It is one of the only times you dedicate solely to each employee. Make it count! It’s not an event; it’s a process– if you look at the yearly review as an event, it will be a waste of time. Instead, view it as a part of your daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly routine. No surprises– you should never show…
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The Value of Feedback

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Feedback can be invaluable; however, it can also be the opposite. As my HR mentor used to say, do not react to all feedback. Consider who is providing the comment. Sometimes, people mean well and provide feedback; however, it is not appropriate or accurate. Sometimes, people are jealous, and it taints the feedback. On the other hand, critiques can often times provide immense value from the right people and in the right circumstances. Be open to reviews. Request it from those you trust will provide honest (at least from their perspective) and value-added information. For example, I’ve always encouraged feedback as it can…
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