One of the most important functions of management is the creation of a motivated and resilient workforce. But often missing are the how-tos for developing people. Scott Downey discusses eight assets essential to the process.
Having an annual performance evaluation process can be both cumbersome and ineffective in some business environments. Ditching them could be beneficial, so long as businesses don't move completely away from structured feedback.
Effective talent management is a key to successful business strategy. The 2015 National Conference for Agribusiness will help leaders affect change in the way their companies manage their most important assets: people.
People are the most important resource a company has, but in agricultural economics, we tend to run away the minute human resources comes up in discussion. Sooner or later, we have to stop running.
Sometimes, we make mistakes. Even if we’ve analyzed our options thoroughly and made what we thought was a good decision, we don’t always end up with the result that we wanted or expected. We uncover that we’ve made an erroneous assumption, that the world wasn't quite the way we thought...
Back when I worked in banking, there were a lot of mergers. One year, in September, our bank was bought by another, larger organization. Everything was fine until Thanksgiving. In our original company, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, the company would bring each employee a big, frozen turkey.