Want High-Performing Employees? Change How You Give Feedback

Reading Time: 3 minutes Feedback drives employee performance and engagement—when it’s given the right way. What does good feedback look like? In his book Positive Leadership, University of Michigan management professor, Kim Cameron, demonstrates that honest and candid feedback helps employees perform better and develop resilience. Indeed, feedback in the workplace has many benefits, including the growth of employees […]

Stop Managing Performance. Start Improving It

Reading Time: 3 minutes Say you’re the COO of a growing startup. Since you joined the company, you’ve been ensuring it meets its objectives and even grows by setting Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and using them to track your people’s progress. That was until the coronavirus pandemic hit. Since then, everything has changed. Your workforce has moved to entirely […]

Making Performance Reviews Work For Everyone

Reading Time: 4 minutes It’s time to turn performance reviews from a one-sided event that makes employees cringe, into a mutual learning process that drives improvement. Does anyone enjoy performance reviews? Does anyone find value in this annual get-together between manager and employee, where goals are rated on a 5-point scale, and the results are locked away in some […]

What is Organizational Culture, and Why Does it Matter?

Reading Time: 5 minutes It seems like everybody’s talking about culture these days. But… what is it? And why should busy founders and executives, laser focused on growing their companies, pay attention to it when they have so much else on their plate? The answer is simple: A strong organizational culture improves results. What is Culture Anyways? At Shamaym […]

Culture Through Hypergrowth

Reading Time: 3 minutes How to maintain culture during periods of extreme growth Hypergrowth is arguably one of the most exciting times in the startup world; maybe you just landed a big round of funding, scored your biggest customer or merged with another fast growing company. Whatever the reason, things start to move- fast. Suddenly you’ve outgrown your crowded […]

COVID-19 is Changing the Way We Work. <br>Here is How You Keep Employees On Track.

Reading Time: 3 minutes Efforts to curtail the spread of coronavirus have forced companies and teams to drastically change their work habits. Companies have instructed employees to work remotely, creating new challenges for managers to maintain efficiency. How can newly remote teams stay on track to deliver in these uncertain times? COVID-19 is Rapidly Changing the Reality of Work […]

Debriefing: The Tool to Crack Your Learning Code

Reading Time: 5 minutes This simple continuous improvement tool is what you need to grow while sustaining the culture that got you this far. What is debriefing and why is it important to your organization? We all know the importance of good planning to success – cue Benjamin Franklin’s “by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail”. But […]

7 Continuous Improvement Tools to Help Your Startup Scale

Reading Time: 6 minutes We’ve gathered the most effective tools your organization can use to implement improvement initiatives. While each has its advantages, no single one outweighs the power of an integrated continuous improvement platform. Why should you use continuous improvement? Continuous improvement initiatives aim to fine-tune processes with the goal of reducing waste. They can lead to competitive […]