The one place where diversity is not what you should be aiming for

Diversity is a hot topic around the boardroom table at the moment, Should there be quotas for female leaders, what about the gender pay gap, how can we do the right thing by our minorities, and do we have the diversity of thought to drive innovation? These are all good questions for management to spend time on, but in one key area diversity is to the detriment of culture and until that area is tackled the rest may not matter. [More]

Goals: Are goals the only way (or even the best way) to motivate high performance? Give way to alternatives on your journey to Agile Performance Management

Goal setting has been the de facto standard for motivating high performance. Consultants and traditionalists advocate SMART goals, and startups favour the variant of Objective and Key Results (OKR's) made famous by Google. What if you've found goals don't inspire your people, or you've found goals are the predominant cause of stress in your workplace? Are there alternatives to goals and how can people do their best work without goals? We propose 2 alternatives. [More]

New features released to simplify real time feedback and agile performance management

We practice what we preach as a real time feedback platform and are continuously listening to our customers. The changes and new features in this release of Pay Compliment are based on your feedback of ways to make it even easier for managers to continuously coach their people and for people to maximize value of agile performance management. [More]

How the Network Strength indicator will help you maximize the potential of real time feedback by fostering a habit of frequent interactions and coaching conversations

Starting a habit to give and get real time feedback or have continuous coaching conversations is hard. The network chart at the top of your feedback stream is designed to help you form a frequent habit to give and get feedback. Now to measure the effectiveness of your feedback habits we have introduced "Network Strength" [More]