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10 Ways to Unleash the Best….

From the MIX this week: 10 Ways to Unleash the Best and Ignite Passion in Your People.

  1. How to Start a Movement in Your Company (3 parts), Story by David Choe
  2. Start with a better question to create a better talent management system: the Talent Management Cloud, Hack by Lisa Haneberg
  3. A Company Run by Self-Managed Teams, Story by Alyson Huntington-Jones
  4. “Soft” R&D: You don’t have to be a geeky engineer to experience the thrill of inventing, Story by Erika Ilves
  5. Atlassian’s Big Experiment with Performance Reviews, Story by Joris Luijke
  6. A True Learning company—free of management, Story by Andres Roberts
  7. The Tube: IDEO Builds a Collaboration System that Inspires Through Passion, Story by Doug Solomon
  8. Bonus Fund: Empower Employees to fund initiatives with company-matched bonus money, Hack by Kartik Subbarao
  9. Commando Mentoring, Hack by Steve Todd
  10. Restoring Faith in the Institution: How Mission Shaped Communities Revitalized St. Andrews, Story by Drew Williams

I really liked the case study from Atlassian on reshaping the performance review. This struck home with me: “every month, one of these meetings is dedicated to a discussion on how the person can enhance their own performance and play to their strengths”. And, I really like this:

Two Axis
In addition to an evaluation of performance/achievements, we’ve added the scale on ‘how often you have stretched yourself’. Put simply, the reason for using both scales is to acknowledge both effort and results. Two people can both deliver similar results, yet one of them has been slacking whilst the other person has really injected extra energy in improving things outside their normal work responsibilities (e.g. themselves, their team, etc) which has made a real difference to Atlassian. Feedback from Atlassian managers was that they wanted to acknowledge this. – – Image here

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