img

A Year in Review

As we march headlong into the new year we have probably had, or are about to have, the dreaded annual performance review. The truth be told that here at Optimize we are not big fans of the one-off annual performance appraisal although we are very strong advocates of recognizing and addressing performance. The problem with one off performance reviews are significant: • Employees need and want...

What’s in a Label?

As regular readers know, we have issues with the labels that people give others – labels make it too easy to put someone or a group of people in a box. It is also often a convenient way to ascribe someone’s actions or thoughts without determining the potential complexity that sits behind those actions and thoughts. As an example, a popular choice in many companies has been the adoption and...

Last Minute Larceny

Leaving things to the last minute is a recipe for disaster and on the way causes stress, anxiety and a series of corners that have been cut. Quality suffers and often there is collateral damage to those around you. So why do people heap this kind of trauma on themselves? Why do they leave things to the last minute? Why do you? I guess if it wasn’t for the last minute we’d never get anything...

Page 1 of 5012345...102030...