The way we work is changing faster every day, and there’s been no shortage of debate about the best practices in a shifting business landscape. However, when it comes to the conversations that defined the business world in 2015, there were a few lessons that just about everybody reached consensus on.
The annual performance review has long been a staple of most businesses, but an increasing number of organizations have nixed it. People are slowly realizing that it’s just not a very good way to manage people or boost performance. The focus now is more on encouraging constant performance improvement through consistent communication. Next, with the rise of freelancing, it might be surprising to learn that calling yourself a freelancer might not be such a great idea. Clients too often look at freelancers as low-cost options rather than strategic business partnerships, but you’d much rather be seen as a high-value professional. Finally, with the rise of more worker friendly vacation and parental leave policies, it seems as though employee life is improving. But as a boss, you also have to follow these policies. If you keep working as hard as ever, your employees will feel compelled to do the same, and that’s a recipe for burnout!
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