Newmeasures, LLC

Year: 2019

  • Performance Management Not Meeting Expectations? Remember the Goal.

    Performance Management Not Meeting Expectations? Remember the Goal.

    Newmeasures clients have recently been asking for ways to evaluate their performance management practices. Such audits are warranted considering organizations with strong performance management processes are 41% more likely to outperform competitors on non-financial measures such as retention and customer satisfaction. Moreover, this translates into 51% stronger performance than competitors on financial measures such as […]

  • When to ACT as an Ally and When you NEED an Ally

    When to ACT as an Ally and When you NEED an Ally

    Improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in the workplace is a big undertaking and change needs to happen at the organizational level through policies, systems, and processes. Senior leadership must express and live DE&I values by supporting inclusive environments and modeling ways to support diversity, including giving people from marginalized backgrounds platforms to determine what […]

  • Add Value By Investing in Psychological Capital

    Add Value By Investing in Psychological Capital

    Considering the US is the unhappiest it’s been since the World Happiness Report was first published in 2012, a focus on positivity may be in order. While the topic of positivity may sometimes feel like a stale self-help book, there is a wealth of rigorous scientific research illustrating the relationship between positivity and well-being across […]

  • Employees Are Demanding Organizations Evolve How They Listen: Are You Keeping Up?

    Employees Are Demanding Organizations Evolve How They Listen: Are You Keeping Up?

    Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? Your organization tries to respond to employee feedback, but nothing ever happens to close the loop to see if what was done actually made an impact. Your organization occasionally sends out employee surveys but doesn’t have an easy way for employees to share when they have an idea […]

  • Lacking Team Trust? You’re Probably Not Listening

    Lacking Team Trust? You’re Probably Not Listening

    What will it look like when your teams have high trust and strong psychological safety? Picture more risk-taking and creativity; people speak up freely, bring concerns to someone’s attention, and openly share ideas. Individuals feel like they belong and can be their true selves at work. All these great team dynamics and behaviors require psychological […]

  • 4 Tips for a Smooth Maternity/Paternity Leave

    4 Tips for a Smooth Maternity/Paternity Leave

    In our previous blog, Kyla Holcombe shared her experience of being on maternity leave. Her blog got me thinking – maternity leave is not just about the person going on leave. It also can affect one’s team, supervisor, customers etc. When you manage a team and one of your direct reports tells you she is […]

  • Why your Employee Survey Participation is Low—and How to Fix It

    Why your Employee Survey Participation is Low—and How to Fix It

    When running an employee feedback survey, participation numbers are a common concern. Everyone wants to hit 100 percent, or at least achieve a sample size large enough to feel confident in the results. This is a valid concern, as it is hard to find much value in a survey if you fail to get a […]

  • A New Mom’s Reflection on Transitioning Back to Work

    A New Mom’s Reflection on Transitioning Back to Work

    I recently returned to work after having my first little one (a healthy baby girl!). Transitioning came with a host of emotions – excitement, anxiety, uncertainty, sadness, relief. I am still getting used to changes with my body, breast-feeding wins and struggles, and balancing life in our new normal. Yes, postpartum brought ups and downs, […]

  • You’re Not Managing DE&I if You’re Not Measuring It

    You’re Not Managing DE&I if You’re Not Measuring It

    “What gets measured gets done.” So why is the measurement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives often neglected beyond tracking compliance requirements (e.g., affirmative action, representation goals)? DE&I initiatives are implemented to meet a variety of organizational objectives – think competitive advantage, improved work environment, greater creativity, enhanced social agenda. They often include a […]

  • Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It — Part 2

    Transparent Communication Alone Won’t Cut It — Part 2

    This is the second of two blogs that explores the topic of transparent communication in the workplace. Previously, we illustrated the context of today’s world: trust in leaders is low, and demand for more information is higher than ever. We explained why your current communication strategy may not be doing much to rebuild trust, and […]

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