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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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 At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea.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 At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea.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 At OpenBlend, we think that work/life balance is an outdated idea.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
Maintaining trust while remote working

Keeping a positive, trusting relationship while you both work from home requires effort from both parties. It can be difficult for managers to suddenly lose the visibility of their teams that they had in the workplace, just as it can be hard for employees who feel that they need to prove themselves as they work from home.

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March 24, 2020
Rebecca East
Creating a connected workforce remotely

For a lot of us, the social element of work is as important as the pay packet we receive every month. Now we’re facing an indeterminate period of remote-working, how can we make sure that our teams stay connected – as they work on projects and as a community?

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March 20, 2020
Rebecca East
The Power of Conversation

Did you have a viral pandemic in your 5-year business growth forecasts? No, neither did we. It is frightening to feel out of control, but while there are things we can’t plan for or change, there are others that we can get a grip on and do something about. One of those is how you manage your workforce through a challenging and uncertain time, to make sure your business and teams stay intact, happy and engaged.

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March 19, 2020
Rebecca East
Don’t let your star players burn out

Reliability is a wonderful trait, but there’s only so much one person can juggle before something gets dropped. Often, when people like this are feeling the pressure, they struggle on in silence until they reach breaking point – a missed deadline, a week off work, a resignation letter that could so easily have been avoided...

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March 2, 2020
Rebecca East
OpenBlend user event: Creating company culture

In today’s world, ‘culture’ has become a word synonymous with high-performing companies. At OpenBlend, we have the privilege of being able to open the door to an array of differing cultures, and are able to gain insight into the challenges that they face.

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February 27, 2020
Bradley Bruce
Why do employees quit?

Maybe they want a new challenge. A change of scene. A higher salary. Career development. A workplace closer to home. But in our experience, the reasons for a resignation usually boil down to one thing...

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December 19, 2019
Rebecca East
One size never fits all

Let’s take a look at the impact that a people-centric management structure – or lack of it – can have on one individual. We’ll call this one individual, Karen.

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November 26, 2019
Rebecca East