Managing performance with ‘Connected Conversations’

It goes without saying, every employee is entitled to job satisfaction and career success! And, we think employers could benefit from helping their employees achieve that success.

The annual tick-box exercise of performance reviews tends to be counterproductive and the best staff want something more personal and tailored to their role and aspirations. Essentially, employees want meaningful career conversations.

That’s where ‘Connected Conversations’ come in. A process of continued conversations that sees performance management for employees evolve over time, rather than as a one-off event that takes place annually.

For organisations, ‘Connected Conversations’ can accelerate and align your workforce development with dramatic impacts on engagement and productivity in any firm. We’ve found that those companies who adopt the ‘Connected Conversation’ approach, have employees who are motivated, engaged, stick to a task for longer and are more resilient.

The ‘Connected Conversation’ centres on what is really important to people, what motivates them. To manage your team well you need to understand what makes them tick; to make the connection between how the organisation can help them to achieve and develop as part of a high-performance team. This is a much more positive experience than the average performance review.

We think it is really important that all managers learn how to deliver effective and constructive feedback. And, now you can. Together with Marshall E Learning, 10Eighty have developed an interactive e-learning course to equip managers with the skills needed to give quality feedback and motivate employees.

Crucially, this course helps employers become people-centric, shows how managers can give regular feedback in order to grow and improve their employee skills, and help employees manage their careers using the three areas of Intelligent Career Theory.

Tools in this course include;
• An interactive e-learning package
• High-quality video scenarios
• Coaches from both 10Eighty and Marshall E-Learning discuss key issues surrounding modern performance and appraisals best practice

Want to start a Connected Conversation today?

For more information and to book your FREE no obligation demo, contact us on 0207 947 4130 or email us at 

Michael is Chief Executive of 10Eighty. 10Eighty is a career and talent management consultancy that helps organizations maximize the contribution of their employees by ensuring satisfying jobs and careers for their employees. Michael is a Human Resources professional, having worked in the National Health Service, Insurance, Commodities and Derivatives industries. He has worked within the career coaching business for fifteen years, both managing a £7 million business and delivering bespoke, one to one career coaching. In the last 15 years Michael has run businesses that have helped 75,000 people make successful career transitions. He is a frequent commentator in the press/media, which includes a range of topics on “successfully managing your career” and talent management. Most recent media mentions have included BBC South, CNBC, Radio4, Financial Times, City AM, Financial News, Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Grapevine and HR Magazine, to name but a few. He writes a careers column for People Management, a blog for the Human Resources Magazine and is a regular contributor to The Thompson Reuters HR Portal. Michael is known as a thought provoking speaker in the HR industry. In the last 18 months, Michael spoke at the Careers Partner International Conference, NHS breakthrough conference, NHS North West Leadership Academy, London School of Economics, University of Westminster’s Talent Management Conference, ICAEW Finance Directors Conference, CIPD learning and development conference and CIPD branch seminars. He is also Chair of the CIPD’s Central London Branch. Additionally is a non executive director of Marshall ACM, an e-learning company and the Total Reward Group, a compensation and benefits consultancy. Michael plans to publish his book “The guide to everlasting employability” in the Autumn 2012. He has just launched an iphone app “careers snakes and ladders” and an online interactive version of the book in collaboration with Marshall ACM to coincide the launch of his new business 10Eighty. Michael has a degree in Economics, a MBA from Warwick Business School and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. He holds an accreditation from the British Psychological Society for the use of psychometrics. Michael has completed the Fairplace Internal Accreditation Programme, the training element of which is externally recognised by the Association for Coaching. Michael Moran was until January 2012 Chief Executive of Fairplace and a main board director of Savile plc, the career and talent management consultancy. Fairplace is part of the Savile Group, an AIM listed plc. The Savile Group was placed 16th in the Sunday Times top 100 small companies in 2010.

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