Entries Tagged as 'Dr Alicia Karwat'

Adding Value - How do you rate as a partner in your organisation?

Written by Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd., 1 October 2009

This is the last in a three-part series on performance reviews and the ability to articulate how you are adding value to your organisation. Look at my previous two postings “Work Performance Review – Does it Matter?” and “Every Work Performance Review is an Opportunity: How are you adding value?” I was talking there about a framework of questions that you can use to evaluate your contributions to the organisation. In this posting I go further into how you can evaluate your contributions in the areas directly related to the success of any organisation: its customers, reputation, productivity and cost management[Read more →]

Every Work Performance Review is an Opportunity: “How are you adding value”?

Written by Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd., July 2009

In less than one month since my last posting I have spoken to more people who were performance managed out and it was not something that they expected coming. What they had in common was that they did not know how to articulate their contributions to the organisation beyond plodding along. [Read more →]

Work Performance Review - Does It Matter?

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd., July 2009

Although employers do not rush to admit that they are using performance reviews as redundancy by stealth, many clients in my practice feel this way and dread the outcome of what they once considered a routine annual event. Nonetheless, is it smart at all to treat work performance reviews as a routine exercise? [Read more →]

Reclaim Yesterday, Enjoy Today, and Master Tomorrow

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd.

Do you know how your time orientation influences and guides your life choices and your decision making? What is its impact on how happy you feel and how successful you are?  Would you like to be more constructive with your time and acquire a “healthier time perspective”? If that sounds interesting, read the new book by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd “The Time Paradox”. [Read more →]

Workplace Psychopaths Revisited - Who is bullying whom?

By Dr Alicia Karwat, KeySteps Pty. Ltd.

I have just come across interesting information about a University of Adelaide study currently recruiting managers and bosses to talk about their experiences if they have been accused of workplace bullying. The researcher asks a question “Office bully or workplace victim?” and provides some evidence that the latter might also be true.

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