As 2009 comes to a close, ISPI would like to wish its members and partners a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide the readers of Performance Digest, a look at the most accessed articles from the past year. The news brief will resume publication January 5, 2010.
Lack of Recognition Biggest Barrier to Productivity, Say 41 Percent of Job Seekers
from AME Info
Lack of job recognition in the region's workplaces is the biggest barrier to employee productivity, the results of a recent poll conducted by Bayt.com have found.
Worst Cities For Jobs
One of the saddest tasks in the annual survey of the best places to do business is examining the cities at the bottom of the list. Yet even in these nether regions there exists considerable diversity: Some places are likely to come back soon, while others have little immediate hope of moving up.
The Top Seven Management Myths in Today's Workplace
from New York Daily News
Nowadays, the workplace is more and more high pressure and the workforce is more and more high maintenance. Strong highly-engaged leadership is clearly the order of the day.
The Eight Steps to Becoming an Effective Boss
from New York Daily News
Want to see your employees improve the quality of their work, become more passionate about their jobs, and step-up their workplace performance even more? As a manager, there are steps you can take to make this happen.
How to Work Better with Gen Y
CNN contributing write, Annie Fisher, has been put in charge of her division's summer internship program, and she's dreading it. She's not a big fan of generalizations about entire generations - she's a Boomer and never feel like the stereotypes describe her - but she finds "millennials," a.k.a. Generation Y, just baffling.
Management Practices That Waste Time and Money
from National Post
At the best of times, management mistakes can cost an organization valuable time and money. During difficult economic times, the results can be disastrous.
Four Lessons On Changing Employee Performance Metrics
from Federal Computer Week
The Obama administration’s call for improving government performance and transparency is welcome encouragement to federal agencies that are trying to improve decades-old employee evaluation and pay practices.
Ten Steps to Creating Higher Performing Workplaces
from TMC Net
Do you believe that job stress is higher than it’s ever been? That people have greater fear about their jobs and financial security than ever before? And that stress and fear reduces productivity? What if you were told you that there is an antidote for these conditions and that this antidote could be taken almost any time and any place? It’s true, there is.
Turning Managers Into Leaders: Five Questions to Ask
from Business Management Daily
We look in mirrors every day. They give us a reflection of ourselves. But what about our inner selves—our attitudes and thoughts? How often do we look there? True leaders look inward every day and take stock of themselves.
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