Why focus on leadership development? An employee may receive a promotion due to excellent performance, but that does not necessarily mean that they have the required skills to lead a team of employees. It simply means that they have the required skills to perform their job to an exceptional degree. Stepping into a leadership role involves more than job-related skill; it is vital that leaders possess the ability to be able to motivate, inspire, engage, delegate, reward, problem solve, handle conflict, and so much more.
Why is this relevant to your organization? When the leadership in an organization is ineffective or destructive, it can lead to counterproductive work behaviors, turnover, lowered job satisfaction, and even aggression in the workplace (Einarsen, Aasland, & Skogstad, 2007). The leadership development that Alpha Omega Associates provides can help eliminate any destructive or unsuccessful leadership behaviors, along with delivering many added benefits to your organization as a whole.
Whether you are looking to increase leader knowledge, ability, or strategic vision, utilizing an effective leadership development program will provide your current or future leaders with the tools that they need to:
Fortunately, the impact of leadership development does not stop there. As leadership development positively affects the factors stated above, it will also inevitably increase:
By involving Alpha Omega Associates in your organization to design and implement a leadership development program to fit the needs of your organization, you are not only investing in your current and future leaders, but in the success of all of your employees and the successful future of your organization as a whole. Contact us today!
Are you tired of your current performance evaluation system, but aren’t sure what to do about it? Alpha Omega Associates has just what you need to finally give those dreadful evaluations the boot!
It’s that time of the year again…the annual performance appraisal. Suddenly employees seem more anxious and tense, and managers are dreading “the talk” with their employees about their performance. Many organizations use the traditional method of evaluating employee performance in which a supervisor rates their subordinate on a number of competencies or skills. Yet, research indicates a high level of dissatisfaction with these methods, with one study finding that 61% of employees stating that their supervisor lacks the ability to properly assess their subordinates (Kinicki & Fugage, 2012).
The fact that so many organizations are using this method of appraising their employees, regardless of the high levels of dissatisfaction, is disheartening; however, 360 degree feedback provides a more advanced and accurate measure of the employee’s true performance. 360 degree feedback gathers information from multiple sources (supervisors, peers, subordinates, and self-ratings) with less error to capture a more comprehensive view of the employee’s true performance.
That’s where 360 degree feedback and Alpha Omega Associates comes in. Not only can we construct a tool that is superior to the unsatisfactory traditional performance evaluation methods, we are here to help you use that information to improve performance and productivity. The information we gather is less biased and captures a more accurate picture of the employee’s true performance, because it provides insight from multiple viewpoints including supervisor, self, peers, and subordinates (Cascio & Aguinis, 2011). Once we gather that information, we will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the feedback, identify areas for improvement, and provide training and coaching to develop your employees into exceptional performers.
We’re ready to provide you with all of the tools and expertise to help your business excel! Contact us today.
With the pressure of building profits and staying competitive in an ever-expanding market, it’s easy to lose focus on other business necessities, like ensuring you have a positive organizational culture. Yet the culture of your organization distinguishes you from other organizations, and can impact your employees and business outcomes, either positively or negatively.
Organizational culture encompasses the shared values, beliefs, and assumptions of the organization and its members, and provides information on the norms and expected behaviors of your employees (Robbins & Judge, 2013). The culture of an organization helps employees shape their behavior based on their surroundings, facilitates commitment to the organization, and gives employees a stable sense of what is expected of them. Organizational culture goes above and beyond the explanation of “how things are done around here,” to providing employees with a sense of purpose and identity.
There is strong support for the relationship between organizational culture and organizational effectiveness: