management


If it’s broken, fix it – don’t throw performance reviews away

It seems that performance review bashing has become the newest sport in human resources. Recent weeks have seen several major Australian corporates announce that they are scrapping annual performance reviews. These announcements are sending some practitioners jumping for joy – after all, plenty of research shows us that no-one like performance reviews. Before we get […]

Mind your language: how to give effective performance feedback

Performance feedback – it’s a phrase almost guaranteed to fill managers and employees alike with a sense of dread. That’s disturbing, but hardly surprising when you consider the negative way in which most feedback in the workplace is delivered. As a learning and development professional who passionately believes in quality performance conversations, I can’t emphasise enough […]

Stakeholder management

The latest edition of The Project Manager includes an article on stakeholder management, with some insights from key industry figures, including our own Joel Gerschman, senior consultant at CMA. What did Joel have to say? “The most effective project managers act deliberately and with confidence. To do this, it helps to have a systematic framework […]