Articles on people-centric performance management

Practical guides and best practices definitions on workplace approaches that help to drive employee performance. Designed to help people managers understand and find solutions to their questions on people management.

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Creating a ‘better’ normal

If you want to build a better normal within your business, people-centric management will be your secret weapon – but you’ll need to make sure that your managers are supported with the right coaching and the right tools to make a difference.

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July 17, 2020
Rebecca East
5 things managers will need to do differently

Lockdown may be gradually coming to an end, but remote working is here to stay. It’s going to create a whole new set of demands for managers, and many will see their roles change dramatically in the near future. So what exactly is going to change for managers – and how can they prepare for it?

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May 29, 2020
Rebecca East
Tools for remote management: OpenBlend product update

Employees can now have OpenBlend sessions with any manager within their company, as well as their own. As the need for more flexible and remote work practices increases, we’ve launched the ‘Connections’ feature to enable your talent the ability to connect with multiple managers in their organisation.

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May 13, 2020
Rebecca East
Blend Insights: Organised at home

What drives you to do your best at work? At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea. It really takes a blend of elements from our professional and personal lives for us to feel fulfilled. Here, Neal Abdool, Sales Development, OpenBlend, explains being organised at home is a vital part of his blend as he works remotely.

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April 23, 2020
Rebecca East
Blend Insights: Company Culture

What drives you to do your best at work? At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea. It really takes a blend of elements from our professional and personal lives for us to feel fulfilled. Here, Tash Halligan, Sales Executive at OpenBlend, explains why company culture is a key part of her blend.  

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April 21, 2020
Rebecca East
Blend Insights: Sense of belonging at work

What drives you to do your best at work? At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea. It really takes a blend of elements from our professional and personal lives for us to feel fulfilled. Here, Hamza Ali, First Line Support Engineer at OpenBlend, explains why making a sense of belonging at work is a key part of his blend.

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April 16, 2020
Rebecca East
Blend Insights: Making a difference at work

What drives you to do your best at work? At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea. It really takes a blend of elements from our professional and personal lives for us to feel fulfilled. Here, Trevor Ward, Chief Revenue Officer at OpenBlend, explains why making a difference at work is a key part of his blend in the current climate.

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April 14, 2020
Rebecca East
Blend Insights: Mindset Wellbeing

What drives you to do your best at work? At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea. It really takes a blend of elements from our professional and personal lives for us to feel fulfilled. Here, Ashley Knight, Data Analyst at OpenBlend, explains why focussing on Mindset Wellbeing has become a key part of her blend in the current climate.

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April 9, 2020
Rebecca East
Blend Insights: Supportive Leader

What drives you to do your best at work? At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea. It really takes a blend of elements from our professional and personal lives for us to feel fulfilled. Here, Prerna Kanwar, Senior Product Owner at OpenBlend, explains why having a supportive leader has become a key part of her blend in the current climate.

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April 7, 2020
Rebecca East
Helping your team stay productive at home

If businesses are going to get through this challenging time, productivity does need to be a priority, and the pressure is falling to managers to make sure output and engagement is maintained. But if that 65% statistic tells us anything, it’s that productivity and remote working can go hand in hand – if they are managed effectively.

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March 25, 2020
Rebecca East