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How to Adapt Your Performance Management Process to the Millennials

Posted by NAVEEN DESHPANDE on Jan 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Millennials are demanding big changes to traditional performance management.

Some call them entitled, lazy, disloyal, and shallow. Others call them ambitious, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy, and innovative. Regardless of your personal opinion about millennials, the fact is that they are taking today’s workplace by storm and will soon be the dominant force in enterprises around the world. If you haven’t already adapted your company’s performance management process to the changing needs and preferences of millennials, the time to start is now.

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Topics: performance management, millennials

2 Big Reasons To Let Go Of Traditional Performance Management

Posted by NAVEEN DESHPANDE on Jan 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

What's wrong with traditional performance management?

In regards to his company's performance appraisals, Pierre Nanterme, CEO of Accenture, was recently quoted saying, “We’re done with that.”

It’s a bold statement, to say the least. But Nanterme is right, and he’s certainly not alone. Traditional practices, processes, and methodologies are dying, making way for a new generation of performance management. Here are two big reasons it's time for you to make the shift, too.

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Topics: performance management, millennials

Strategy to Results: Connecting Strategy and Performance Management

Posted by NAVEEN DESHPANDE on Nov 24, 2015 10:58:02 PM


Great strategies do not automatically lead to great results. Execution is the bridge that connects strategy to result.

“A half-baked strategy well executed will be superior to that marvellous strategy that isn’t executed very well.”        – Allan Gilmour, Ford Motor Company

That’s how critical strategy execution can be for performance management. But managing strategy execution effectively is the single biggest challenge organizations face on their way to consistent performance, as we discussed here.

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Topics: performance management system, performance management software

The Strategy Execution Challenge

Posted by NAVEEN DESHPANDE on Nov 24, 2015 10:38:31 PM


We’ve all seen it--the flash in the pan companies that produce short bursts of high performance, only to burn out as fast as they came. And then there are the companies that seem to have their “moment” every few years, experiencing short-term cycles of success in their market.

While it may seem like those companies are fumbling, operating without a plan, the exactly opposite is typically true. After all, failing to plan is planning to fail.

Yet despite spending having a concrete plan--even a great plan--morale is low, employee teams don’t feel successful, and while the company is succeeding on paper, it’s underperforming significantly.

And therein lies the problem:  Where most fall short, isn’t in planning--it’s in executing those plans effectively.

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