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Latest Articles

How to adapt your performance management for the new normal

The new world of work requires alignment in how companies manage performance and develop their people. Read more.

Performance & Growth
7
 min read

Back to office guide for HR leaders

As COVID-19 restrictions ease and people get vaccinated, companies are considering moving employees back to the office. Here's how to do it.

Future of Work
8
 min read

OKRs: 10 most frequently asked questions and answers

Do you want to use OKRs but still have some questions? Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about writing and using OKRs.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read

Get Started with Employee Net Promoter Score

eNPS is one of the most effective ways for you to measure employee engagement. Learn how to run eNPS surveys to build a winning culture.

Engagement
8
 min read

How to deliver on your diversity and inclusion goals

There's a gap between corporate promises on diversity, inclusivity, and equality, and results. Here's how HR leaders can bridge that.

Managing People
6
 min read

Six essential HR tools in 2021

HR tools are critical to employee engagement, performance, and admin HR. We've selected six of the best ones that you can try today.

Future of Work
6
 min read

How to run performance review meetings

Employees dread performance reviews because managers deliver them the wrong way. Here are seven research-backed ways to improve your delivery.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

Does goal cascading still work?

Cascading goals reduces agility, collaboration, and bottom-up innovation. It's time to switch to a better goal-setting model with OKRs.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read

Worried about your hybrid team's performance? Here's how to boost it.

Hybrid work is undoubtedly the future of work. You need to have ongoing feedback, involve people in goal-setting, and promote accountability to have high performing hybrid teams.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

25 questions to ask in your next employee performance review

Do you want to improve the quality of your employee performance review questions? Here are 25 of the most effective employee performance review questions.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

OKRs not working? Here are 9 reasons why.

Many companies fail at OKRs and give up without finding out why. We drilled down into that and found 9 common mistakes that most of those companies made.

Goals & OKRs
4
 min read

Feedback frequency and why continuous makes sense

Annual ratings-based feedback doesn't cut it anymore. Continuous feedback is a better way to develop people and deliver high performance.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read

7 trends shaping the future of work

The pandemic didn't create any new trends in the world of work. It only accelerated the ones already underway.

Future of Work
8
 min read

10 employee performance review tips to improve performance

Employee performance reviews are critical to employee & business success. Here are 10 tips to help you write better evaluations, deliver, & improve performance.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

Four ways upward feedback helps companies

Upward feedback is people giving managers feedback. Learn more about how it helps companies improve manager performance, team morale, & overall performance.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

Get to know employee performance with crowdsourced reviews

You can know how a person is performing with crowdsourced reviews from managers, coworkers, & even people from other departments. Here's how.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

What #2020TaughtMe—8 learnings from industry leaders

2020 was one long volatile year full of unexpected and unthinkable. But it also taught us a lot about the way we work. Here's what 8 industry leaders learned.

Managing People
4
 min read

Meet the people driving performance management transformation

Meet the team behind Mesh. We have some of the industry's smartest & most experienced people working together to transform performance management.

Engagement
4
 min read

How to give your OKRs a human voice with CFRs | Mesh

CFRs work as a catalyst for OKRs and promote accountability, transparency, and collaboration. Here's everything you need to get up and running with CFRs.

Goals & OKRs
4
 min read

A guide for managing remote employees & keeping them engaged

Manager are finding it challenging to manage people working remotely because of the pandemic. Here's how they can help people stay engaged and productive.

Managing People
5
 min read

How OKRs help Google meet and exceed goals consistently

OKR is one of the most effective goal-setting frameworks. Explore how Google uses OKRs to achieve bold goals—and inspire your own approach to OKRs.

Goals & OKRs
6
 min read

5 key ingredients of effective feedback conversations

Feedback that boosts employee performance is always a conversation. Here are 5 tips to make your feedback conversations more effective and deliver performance.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read

How to go from effective goal-setting to a flawless execution

Setting goals is easy, but executing them in a way that inspires people to give their best at work is challenging. Here's what you can do.

Goals & OKRs
4
 min read

What questions great managers ask people in 1-on-1s part II

Manager 1-on-1s drive employee engagement, performance, and a sense of belonging. Here's part II of our curated list of questions great managers ask their people.

4
 min read

What questions great managers ask people in 1-on-1s part I

Manager 1-on-1s drive employee engagement, performance, and a sense of belonging. Here's part I of our curated list of questions great managers ask their people.

5
 min read

4 steps to conducting effective mid-year performance reviews

Having meaningful feedback conversations with people inspires them and boosts performance. Here are 4 steps you can take for better mid-year performance reviews.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

Trouble calculating ROI of performance management? Do this.

Performance management is vital to business success, but people leaders struggle to convey its ROI. Here's how you can show the ROI of performance management.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

Are you losing employees to the competition? Here's what you should do.

Losing your best talent to competition is demoralizing. Here's why it's happening and what you can do to encourage people to stay longer with your company.

Engagement
5
 min read

Why your performance management is broken & how to fix it I

The annual performance review is a thing of the past now. Read the first installment of our unpacking of future-ready performance management systems for people leaders.

6
 min read

Employee engagement down? Here's how pulse surveys can help.

Employee engagement is down globally, costing companies $7 trillion each year. Here's how pulse surveys help leaders understand & improve employee experience & engagement in real-time.

Engagement
5
 min read

The #1 learning from remote-only organizations

All remote-only companies focus on the quality of work relationships. Here's how people leaders can help any team succeed at remote following the same principle.

Managing People
4
 min read

The #1 reason for "work from home" burnout

A 2017 survey found that 95% of HR leaders agreed burnout was hampering productivity and retention. Here's how to deal with it.

Managing People
2
 min read

5 simple habits of people leaders who make "work from home" work

Remote work is here to stay. Here's what team leaders can do to nurture remote-friendly, high-performing, and result-focused virtual teams.

Managing People
4
 min read

4 ways you can benefit from instant gratification

Instant gratification in the form of continuous feedback drives collaboration, motivation, and recognition. Here's how people leaders can use it.

Engagement
3
 min read

How to run team check-ins like a great boss

Team check-ins or stand-ups are indispensable for building and nurturing team relationships. Here are some tips to improve your check-ins.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

Manager 1:1s: Everything you need to know

One-on-one coaching is essential for employee development. Here are some ideas to make these conversations not only a regular habit but also beneficial.

Performance & Growth
4
 min read

Importance of difficult conversations and how to ace them

Difficult conversations are vital to feedback. Here are six practices based on insights from the best feedback conversations to help managers deliver constructive feedback effectively.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

Upward feedback: How to ask for and act on it

Upward feedback lets people give feedback to their managers. Learn how to encourage managers to ask for feedback from employees and then act on it.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

Is your performance management system future ready?

The annual performance review is a thing of the past now. Read the second installment of our unpacking of future-ready performance management systems for people leaders.

Performance & Growth
6
 min read

5 HR metrics that your CEO values the most

HR dashboards have some much data, but CEOs value only a handful metrics that they can see affecting business outcomes. Here are 5 HR metrics CEOs value the most.

Managing People
5
 min read

5 aspects of OKRs that won't work for some companies

OKRs are clear, simple, and results-driven—helping companies achieve bold goals. But they also have some aspects that won't work for some companies. Read more.

Goals & OKRs
5
 min read

5 performance review methods you should avoid using

When practiced the right way, performance reviews motivate people & boost performance. Here are 5 review methods that you should avoid for effective reviews.

Performance & Growth
5
 min read

Why organizations should have transparent goals

Research suggests that public goals are more likely to be achieved than private ones. Learn more about the benefits of transparent goals.

Goals & OKRs
8
 min read

Manager 1:1s, Continuous Feedback & 360s: A Modern Approach

Companies need to reinvent their performance review by combining manager 1:1s and continuous peer feedback with 360º reviews. Read how.

Performance & Growth
7
 min read

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