Faut-il encore faire les entretiens annuels d’évaluation ?

Entretien avec le manager

Faites-vous encore les fameux Entretiens Annuels d’Evaluation ? En effet, même s’ils ne sont pas obligatoires, les “EAE” sont devenus une pratique courante. 

L’Entretien Professionnel est lui obligatoire, et a pour objectif de définir les possibilités d’évolution du salarié et les formations à mettre en place pour accompagner sa carrière. Il doit avoir lieu au moins tous les deux ans. 

Mais sont-ils adaptés à la réalité des entreprises agiles d’aujourd’hui ? Peut-on faire mieux ?

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Et pourquoi pas moi ?

One to one meeting

« J’ai toujours su que mon directeur recevait de l’aide. Un homme vient le voir de temps en temps et ils s’enferment dans son bureau pendant deux heures.

Quand l’inconnu s’en va, mon boss est plein d’énergie. Il vient davantage nous parler dans les jours qui suivent et souvent il met en place de nouvelles choses juste après.

Mais qui est cette personne ?

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Be promoted! Terrific! But now starts the challenge!

Keep calm I am your new boss

Internal promotion is the safest way for companies to have good managers, as decisions of recruiting internally are based on having already observed, at length, how the person behaves and acts. And the individual already knows the company as well as the job (to a certain extend at least), saving important on-boarding costs.

There are obviously less risks than recruiting a total stranger, whatever the guarantees taken during the recruitment process.

It’s not risk-free, though.

You, like all newly promoted managers / directors, will have to change, without losing your identity.

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Reverse mentoring: is it really a good idea?

Mentoring drawing

Reverse Mentoring has been a much-talked subject for the last two years. Mostly when the subject is how to make generations cooperate within companies, as it appears obvious that ‘digital natives’ can teach a thing or two to their older managers. And this could be useful in our VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex & Ambiguous).

One of the interesting examples is probably the under-35 years old ‘Shadow Comex’ implemented by Accor, the hospitality mega-corp (Accor Hotel Group launched a shadow executive committee).

Why stop there?

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Will she succeed as a new leader?

Image from Greta

Greta joined the company three years ago, after completing a MBA specialized in Digital Marketing and Business in Paris at EDH Group School. She entirely digitalized the business unit marketing approach. She launched a new interactive and responsive state-of-the-art website, a new App for frequent users, a social media policy – Facebook page + Twitter + Instagram daily news managed by a community manager – as well as a brand new Messenger automated newsfeed Chatbot. Bob, the operations director is very happy with Greta, a very skilled expert in digital.

But how can he keep her on board?

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Have I chosen the right team leader?

image of a young manager

Should I promote or fire him?

Have you already had this hard decision to make?

When you have to decide who you will choose between several managers to become a new team leader, and thinking about this, wondering if, after all, you have the right manager team on board?

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What are the risks of asking for a coaching program?

coaching drawing

Should I ask for a coaching program? Recently, a lot of articles appeared in the professional and management magazines -like the Harvard Business Review– dealing with mentoring and coaching. Now more than ever, it is vital for an organization to evolve and stay ahead of an ever-changing global market. The new “must have” trends for business success are digitalization, shorter go to market cycles, agile project management and new organizational models giving more responsibilities and freedom to employees.

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Vous avez dit intelligence collective ?

Coluche et l'esprit d'équipe

Contrairement à ce que disait Coluche dans son sketch sur les sportifs, l’esprit d’équipe n’est pas un esprit partagé entre tous les membres l’équipe mais plutôt l’opposé : l’action de coopérer qui permet de catalyser et de décupler les esprits et donc les résultats individuels. Voici un post qui met en lumière les raisons pour lesquelles il est devenu indispensable de favoriser l’intelligence collective aujourd’hui et les principales techniques de coaching d’équipe utilisées.

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Liberation management: a must do?

VUCA signal

With huge changes coming with the digital revolution, we see managers wondering what to do and asking themselves if they shouldn’t switch to a new way of managing their employees. Especially when they still work in a hierarchal model, as they know that digital revolution is a real game changer.

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If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it

Picture from Master Yoda and Luc while training for Jedi

Is it unclear who said this: Peter Drucker, Lord Kelvin, William Thomson or even maybe Master Yoda? Yearly appraisal, even when you have a nice generic questionnaire provided by HR, does not help enough to follow your people when you are a manager. Even if you do them twice a year. How do you compare two of your direct reports? How do you define what your collaborators need to work on and how they should develop themselves to better support your strategy and meet their goals?

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