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What is pay for performance, and does it work?

Pay for performance

Pay for performance is extra pay the employee receives when certain work goals, targets, piece rate items, or key performance measures are achieved. It is used as a motivational tool. For example: Increase revenue by 10% by end of financial year to receive $5,000 Pack 12 bottles of wine per box to receive a 10

Performance results – how do you get them?

When it comes to getting performance results, one way to do it is to tell your employees what to do. This approach can be a lottery – sometimes they do it, and sometimes they don’t. Why is that? Neuroscience is discovering the human brain can be like a two year old, tell it what to

Employee Assistance

employee assistance

Have you heard of Employee Assistance?  It is a great tool for managers, and comes in handy when an employee tells you something that crosses the boundaries between work and personal problems  i.e. their personal financial problems, gambling issues, personal relationship problems…what do you do? You want to be compassionate, however set some boundaries about

Multi tasking is a myth

Dr. John Medina, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. His fascinating book Brain Rules, defines 12 important rules to help us use our mind better. Brain Rule #4: Attention – states ‘that multi tasking is a myth’. We are biologically incapable of processing attention-rich

Which yields the best ROI: Fixing staff weaknesses or growing their strengths?


  It has been drummed in to us from a young age that we “Grow the most in our area of weakness”. For example, when looking at a school report what do we naturally gravitate to? The lower scores, this is often where the most energy is focused for development. Research by the Gallup Organisation