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Richard Riche

High Performance Doesn’t Follow Bell Curve Reviews

The annual forced ranking bell curve reviews tend to cripple innovation and collaboration. Most businesses today deliver value through service, intellectual property, creativity and innovation. Even in traditionally process driven environments like manufacturing, the ability to efficiently design, sell and support your product can add more value to the organisation than the ability to manufacture alone. With increased automation the international trend is away from unskilled or process supporting labour to skilled knowledge or service […]

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Roadblocks to effective performance management

Performance Management "Richard Riche"

An effective performance management programme is supposed be a strategic business tool that drives productivity, engagement and compliance. Unfortunately bad performance management costs a lot and delivers very little. A dynamic performance management process impacts all key business metrics (including return on equity and revenue growth) so it’s surprising that so few organisations get it right. The key obstacles to effective getting performance management are: A tenuous link between strategy and day-to-day behaviours. Though the […]

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End boring meetings with the standing meeting

Richard Riche - standing meetings

The standing meeting is an agile solution to boring meetings If you hate overly-long boring meetings that waste your time then maybe the stand-up or standing meeting is the solution you have been looking for. This type of meeting is organised on a daily, or weekly basis, to share the status of projects and individual capacity within the team. Meeting participants share core points and are encouraged to avoid long-winded discussions. The standing approach tends […]

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Without a holistic view Employee Engagement is just another programme

Improve employee engagement - Richard Riche

Employee Engagement is often impacted by what happens outside of the office as much as what happens at work. Unfortunately most employee engagement models are centred around what happens at work and not on a holistic view of employees as human beings with context (home, relationships, money and families). Organisations spend millions each year on these programmes, but employee engagement is at record lows according to Gallup (less than 15% Engaged). What this means is […]

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5 tips when writing a presentation script for someone else

Speechwriting Richard Riche

It could be for your boss, a colleague or a client. Writing a presentation script for someone else is a specialised task and requires specific steps to make it effective. It is important to understand and clarify your purpose when writing a presentation script for someone else. They may not have the time or the skills required to do it themselves. Clarify if it is a word-for-word script or just key points they require. Some […]

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