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The start to any new year, both in your personal life or within business, can be the ideal opportunity to make plans, outline intentions and make a positive start. Many businesses do use the new year as part of their performance management cycle, to set business goals and objectives for the teams that cascade out

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When it comes to members of your team that are underperforming, you can’t stick your head in the sand. While this may be tempting, this will not help the situation, it won’t help the employee, it won’t help your team and it won’t help the business as a whole. We know that informing a member

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Line Managers should be the vital asset in your business, you are trusting them to deliver internal communication and manage your employees on a daily basis. But how well are your line managers managing? A good line manager will be someone in your team that allows people to play to their strengths and can motivate

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Workplace stress and mental wellbeing are two things that are being spoken about lost in recent years while companies work hard to reduce workplace stress in their employees and encourage mental wellbeing.  Many business owners are looking to flexible working for their employees as this enables them to work at their optimum times. In every

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It’s important to start by remembering that continuous improvement is not a “one off event” it is a continuous cycle of improvement. There are in fact six core principles of continuous improvement in your workplace, and it is essential that these are communicated to and with every member of your team. To achieve continuous improvement

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This might not seem relevant when you first set up a business however as you grow in size an important consideration is the organisational structure of the business; this will be based of the size of the company as well as the aims of the business and the industry in which the business is in.

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We all start the new year with plans, ideas and goals of things we want to achieve, whether they are written down or just in your head, both personally and for business. If you are running a business do you share these with your team or do you look at your team to support you

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I don’t feel that managing performance can be a one-off annual event when a manager fills two-three days of their diary by cramming in all the employees for their annual performance review; I don’t feel that works, instead I think that managing performance should be a continuous cycle. By creating a continuous performance management process

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This morning I did a talk at a networking event – Creative Networking talking to other self employed people about what is motivation. Although most of the time I talk to businesses about Motivational Maps, being self employed and understanding what motivates ourselves is still very important. Motivation is a noun that means – a

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The obvious answer to the question of what gets your employees out of bed in the morning is they have a job to do and we are paying them to do it, however motiviation is a key element of their performance at work, so why is it so often ignored. Motivation is one third of

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