Performance Enabling

Lidor WyssockyBlog

Organizations love to measure things. Anything. Some organizations are obsessed with measurements, and for a good reason: organizations have to be managed and, as everyone knows, if you can’t measure something you can’t manage it. Or can you? Organizations are built by people. People are the most important asset an organization has. And assets… (you guessed it) have to be managed. Or more accurately: their performance has to be managed. Just like you monitor and manage the performance of your financial or real estate assets. And this is probably how the term Performance Management was coined. The next step was obvious… Soon, performance evaluation processes were routine. And with them came grading systems, tools to collect, analyze, and manage the data on your Human Capital. And while there is always some new trends, tools, or methods, the focus of many organizations remains to measure and manage the performance of their most valuable assets. Here’s the Wikipedia definition of Performance Management: Performance management (PM) includes activities which ensure that goals are consistently being met effectively and efficiently. What word do you think stands out in this definition? What caught my eye is the verb “to ensure.” Despite being associated with a … Read More

On Building Skills and Quick Wins

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How much are you willing to invest in your creativity? Not in terms of money. Let’s talk about time: are you willing to spend 10-20 minutes a day for an entire year? Or will you prefer a one-day workshop to boost your creativity? And how about other skills? Can you really become a better manager or run a more effective life by attending a workshop? Will you wake up the next day with better skills and new capabilities? Many (maybe even most) organizations tend to search for quick wins. But when it comes to building skills quick wins are often a facade. There might be wins along the way, but if you stop with the “quick” ones, the effect will not last. Let’s understand why so many organizations look for quick wins and what is the inherent problem with that approach.

Imagine That…

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Almost three years ago, when seempli was conceived, I sat down in front of a blank screen and tried to define my vision. The concept of seempli was clear to me then almost as it is today, and my mission was also more or less defined. But when I tried to imagine where seempli would be in five years I found myself using a vague, or should I say somewhat abstract, description. A lot has happened since then. seempli evolved to the extent it now includes thousands of creative challenges; the platform has become more mature; the concept at the foundation of seempli has become more holistic, and our community is continually growing. Along this road, our vision became clearer and more vivid than ever. And today I would like to share it with you.

“Am I Creative Yet?”

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When was the last time you’ve heard the iconic question: “Are we there yet?” If you have young children, chances are it was not too long ago. But although the combination of children and a driving might be the first thing that comes to mind, let’s be honest: we live in an age where the bottom line is sacred. Most people want to achieve something, receive something, be remembered for something. Oh, and better sooner than later.

Is Creativity Overrated?

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I must be honest with you. While I don’t mind a good passionate discussion well just about any topic, I don’t really like to argue with articles, or more accurately with their authors. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but I like to see and hear whoever it is I talk with. But there are times when I can’t just read an article and leave it as is. I find myself arguing with it inside my head. And sometimes, when that happens, I feel I have to respond. In a sense, Eliot Gattegno’s article “Creativity is Overrated” is an excellent article, not because I agree with the author’s opinions, but simply because it has driven me to respond. So let’s start with the bottom line of my view: Creativity is not overrated. If anything it is underrated. Here’s why…