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]

Agile KPI's for the modern workplace

The future of work looks different than in the past. Specifically, the speed of decisions, disruptive business models, use of remote workers and even the shift from permanent employees are factors that influence the way people must be provided with direction and held to account. Unlike conventional annual KPIs, agile KPIs change often, may not be cascaded from the corporation down through line managers, and may have diverse measurement not just dollars and counters. KPIs in the agile organisation have to be decentralised to keep pace. How can this be done whilst maintaining an overall view of performance across the orgnaisation? [More]