Jan 07

Performance Management: How Bell Curve Got Screwed

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Bell curve is well known, rather infamous. Now junked by many companies, it seemed very good way to improve organization performance management. It helped to ensure that performance ratings are well differentiated. It helped to reward the high performers and … Continue reading

Jun 20

Harvard Is Wrong About Performance Appraisal. And, You Don’t Care ?

I stumbled upon an article in Harvard Business Review about appraisal – “Let’s Abolish Self Appraisal”. Totally shocked to read it. The gist is –  Managers know the best. Since they know what rating to give, there is no need for … Continue reading

Jun 10

4 Golden Rules of Organization Design: Do not Ruin Your Company By Creating Unnecessary Roles

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As company grows, people grow in titles, salary etc. At some point, the growth slows. You will be tempted to create opportunities to keep people happy. Is it good thing to do ? Never Ever !! 4 Golden Rules To … Continue reading

Jun 03

Potential Next Move-Where Do You Fit? 5 Things to Do Even if You Are A Loyal Employee

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Spent 10 years in one company. Had great moments together. Became expert in the domain. Also you have grown to managerial role. What If Your Company Does Not Need You? Floated Resume. But got no responses. what is wrong? For … Continue reading

May 16

Product Marketing Manager: The Job of Showing The Money

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

This entry is part 5 of 12 in the series Tech Company CasestudyOne of the key jobs of the product manager is to make the business case. She is passionate about a new service OVES. She has put in lot of … Continue reading

May 15

The project OVES

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This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Tech Company Casestudy

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Tech Company CasestudyLet us talk about the project OVES being executed in ‘Polar Light’ stated in this post. There is browser based video editor. If you access your account in … Continue reading