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Middle managers can be a roadblock to productivity

How middle managers roadblock productivity

Efforts to improve the productivity and performance of Australian organisations are being stymied by inefficient and under skilled middle managers, according to a recent research report. There are around half a million middle managers in Australia, and ATO data shows that 1.2 million Australians list their occupation as ‘manager’, according […]

Manfred Kets de Vries, professor of leadership development and organisational change at INSEAD

HR: high priest of culture and talent?

HR should be the “high priest” of culture and talent within organisations and actively drive leaders to set the example, develop and retain talent and build a culture of high performance, according to global leadership expert Manfred Kets de Vries. I always say the soft skills are the hardest skills […]

Talent management has been key to Infosys' business success

Infosys’ 3 keys to talent management

A clear focus on succession planning and leadership, a unique career architecture and a closely aligned training and development program are three keys that have enabled Infosys to attract, develop and retain talent, according to its local head of HR. Training and development is the most important element of talent […]

Garry Adams, leader of Mercer’s talent business, Pacific

5 steps to improving workforce productivity

Productivity metrics don’t feature heavily enough on performance scorecards and many organisations are unable to truly define, measure and track productivity at the individual level, according to a global consulting firm. As such, organisations often find it easier to use traditional outcome based-financial measures as a proxy for workforce productivity, […]