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We are flexible!

Be Flexible or Fail!

What first comes to mind when you think of flexible working? I’m guessing flexi-time, then maybe work-from-home arrangements. Are these just the surface of a much deeper concept of flexible working though? That is not to say that having some choice and flexibility around working hours and where you spend them is not important. When […]

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Growth Mindset

Why Leaders Should Know About Growth Mindset

Don’t Worry. Your Fixed Mindset Isn’t Fixed! Well that presupposes that you have a fixed mindset, but even if you don’t, knowing about Carol Dweck’s research in how mindset affects our lives is important for each of us, our children, family, friends and colleagues. If you are a leader, I think you will be a […]

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Making Performance Management Ridiculously Human

Making Performance Management Ridiculously Human

If your performance management is more about numbers than people, it might not be giving you the results you want. In our Investors in People Philippines (IIP) HR forum, we have been discussing how we can update our people management systems for the modern workplace. TaskUs, a 7000-strong, rapidly growing company in the Philippines, is […]

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What is Fundamentally Wrong with Performance Mangement?

Senior HR in high performing companies in the Philippines share their practice and thinking on how they are changing their approach to managing performance and annual reviews. Performance management is not a new idea. We’ve all been trying to do it in one way or another for decades. It is in the air again though, […]

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Why Some Companies are Better at Everything. How to Become a High Performing Organization

That line belongs to Andre De Waal, professor of Strategic Management at Maastricht School of Management. De Waal does research into what makes organizations high performing. By high performing, he means ‘achieving results exceedingly better than peers, over a period of at least 5 years, by focusing in a disciplined way on what really matters’. […]

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Job Crafting

Job Crafting – Is it Time to Abandon Job Descriptions?

Anyone heard of job crafting? Job crafting is a term that cropped up twice in my reading recently. Once in the HBR journal in January, the Neuroscience of Trust, and then again in an Investors in People UK article, ‘Job crafting: five ways staff can better design their own job’. In the Neuroscience of Trust […]

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