Team performance design

Adaptive performance management with a team starts with individual performance. Every member of the team needs to be clear on their mission, goals, and agreements. Without that commitment, you can’t possibly have a team that can perform adaptively.

The second requirement is that every member has to be committed to…


The dark side of performance management

Performance management offers us the opportunity to improve our work continually. But there are several ways that the process can go completely off the rails and make it more difficult to achieve our goals. In other words, there’s a dark side to performance management.

Stress is the first dark aspect…


How to optimise performance

Performance optimisation

Adaptive performance management premises on your desire to improve your ability to do your work continually. Your commitment to being the best you can be.

Yet, life is never perfect. You can’t possibly perform perfectly every time. …


The building blocks of performance

Work as a series of building blocks

We use our skills to perform tasks so we can solve problems and generate results. If we think of work as these four elements, we can better understand performance basics on an individual level.

In some kinds of work, the most crucial way to think about performance is its end…


Change at exponential pace impacts performance management

Change is Constant and at Exponential Pace

Exponential changes profoundly affect our organizations, our institutions, and even our personal lives. Look at how many leaps in technology we already take for granted. Apple’s iPhone, the first smartphone, was only released in 2007. …


Understanding Performance Management

What is performance?

Most of our traditional management practices come from the old rules of work when the pace of change was comparatively slow. But the pace of change is rapidly accelerating now, primarily driven by automation, globalization, and the changing dynamics of business. In a rapidly changing world, many top-down processes no…


My previous blog on “The New Workforce Era — Have a portfolio of work” highlights our actual relationship with work is evolving in a rapidly changing world. We shall continue to examine other key traits to thrive in the new workforce era.

Build and tend your network

In a more static world, you probably didn’t…


My previous blog on “The New Workforce Era — Work with others to solve problems” highlights it is essential to work with others to solve a pool of problems in a constantly changing work environment. We shall continue to examine other key traits to thrive in the new workforce era.


My previous blog on “The New Workforce Era — Think like an entrepreneur?” highlights a different way to interpret your job. We shall continue to examine other key traits to thrive in the new workforce era.

The old rules of work meant you didn’t always have to collaborate with other…


My previous blog on “The New Workforce Era — Be an adaptive problem solver?” highlights what it takes to be adaptive workforce. We shall continue to examine other key traits to thrive in the new workforce era.

Being passive may have been okay in the time of the old rules…

Roger Chua

Lifelong learner | Ex-operating advisor | Ex-MD | Ex-Military

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