The Miviva Blog

Home/The Miviva Blog/

How We Do Business – It’s Changing

How We Do Business is Changing Considering what's ahead At the 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from around the world discussed pressing global issues. Along with themes like Saving the Planet and Healthy Futures, were business themes including Tech for Good and Better Business. (See the link below1 if you would like to watch highlighted sessions.) In collaboration with Forbes, WEF published interesting articles on diverse topics, a number [...]

2020-06-30T11:53:09-04:00February 20th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Employees Want a Coach

Everyone's talking about it Coaching: a business buzz word The need for managers to be good coaches is a topic frequently seen in articles ranging from employee engagement to business best practices to trends to watch. Surveys like O.C. Tanner’s 2018 Global Culture Report indicate that increasingly, coaching is what employees want. (79% of millennial workers want a coach or mentor rather than a traditional boss.) They aren’t interested in annual performance reviews or being [...]

How to Mitigate Risk from Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

The Cost of Wrongful Termination Lawsuits On average defending wrongful termination costs between $125,000 - $235,000 And, if you think that only large organizations get sued, you’d be wrong. Over 40% of employee lawsuits involve small, private companies. They can also happen anywhere, even in states with “at will” employment. And it’s not just the money; it’s productive time lost from all employees involved in the case. It takes 318 days to resolve the average [...]

Are Performance Reviews Really Dead?

Not dead, just changing Annual performance reviews look to the past When you hear “performance review,” the annual variety is what often comes to mind. Those are on the way out. I mean, how clearly do you remember what happened a year ago? Even with notes. And why be looking backwards at past performance? Performance reviews should focus on the future! The movement away from annual performance reviews began years ago. In 2015, major companies [...]

2020-05-15T16:26:51-04:00October 23rd, 2019|Continuous Performance Management|0 Comments

Great Goals Drive Employee Engagement

Employee engagement matters The research The research is in and reflects common wisdom about engaged employees: they’re essential to organizational success. 71% of people surveyed in a Harvard Business Review report agreed. It’s no secret that people who feel valued by and connected to their organization are more productive than those who don’t. It’s also no secret that employee engagement hovers around 33%. You may be good at hiring folks who fit your company goals [...]

2020-05-15T16:27:38-04:00September 19th, 2019|Employee Engagement, SMART Goals|0 Comments

OKRs 101 (Part 2): S.M.A.R.T. Goals & How to Write Them

What are S.M.A.R.T. Goals? A helpful idea for providing clear direction and focus The S.M.A.R.T. acronym used with “goals” is not new. In fact, its first known appearance was in a paper written by George T. Doran, a consultant and former Director of Corporate Planning for Washington Water Power Company. “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives” was published in the November 1981 issue of Management Review. Over the years, different words [...]

2019-11-21T09:29:34-05:00September 12th, 2019|OKRs 101, SMART Goals|0 Comments

OKRs 101 (Part 1): An Introduction

An Introduction to OKRs Goals that sit for too long on a list become more disheartening than motivating You’ve probably heard of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs for short), a further development of Peter Drucker’s concept of management by objectives (MBO). Legendary business manager, Andrew Grove, former chairman and CEO of Intel, built on the concept of MBOs, listing big objectives and then supporting them, the key results needed to attain the objectives: Voila—OKRs. John [...]

2020-05-15T16:28:51-04:00August 29th, 2019|OKRs 101|0 Comments