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Culture and its effect on reward & recognition

In an earlier post, we explored why we need an adaptable reward and recognition system. I also pointed out that it’s not only about the generations. Today, we’ll consider one of the cultural contexts. In Asian culture, parents expect their…

How to make reward and recognition fun and relevant?

In an earlier post, we established that there are different contexts that influence how people view reward and recognition, e.g. generation, culture, etc. So, we need a reward & recognition system that can satisfy all generations & levels. Let me…

Why do we need an adaptable reward and recognition system?

In earlier posts, we established that the purposes of performance appraisals are still valid, however, the current HR practices do not satisfy those purposes. I also shared what I’ve tried, even without HR’s support. Let me recap the key takeaways:…

Can performance feedback be timely and useful?

In the last post, we found that the purposes of performance reviews are still valid. However, the current HR practices do not satisfy those purposes. So, how do we create a performance management system that satisfies the purposes and motivates…

Ready to go back to the office, anyone?

Leadership Memo 2020-1 We have all been working remotely for the past few months, and you may think you got the hang of remote working. You figure out what meetings to call, what doesn’t need a meeting, you learn how…

Suddenly Remote Struggles, Part 4: Tips on how not to feel overwhelmed in this unusual time

Lisa finds herself more and more overwhelmed with this “work from home” thing. She has a lot of meetings, then she has actual work to do, and the home stuff is also piling up. She constantly worries about missing things…

Suddenly Remote Struggles, Part 3: Wonder why you are more exhausted after a day of online meetings?

After working from home for a month, Peter finds himself more exhausted than working in the office for 10+ hours a day. He also finds that he has developed some terrible habits, one of them being sitting in the same…

Suddenly Remote Struggles, Part 2: Meeting as usual? Think again

In the last post, I mentioned I’ll talk about how to decide what meetings to call. You may ask, why do I need to think about that? I already have all the meetings I need on my calendar, I just…