The Metiss Group Blog

Use Assessments To Build Team Trust

In his book “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team,” Patrick Lencioni suggests trust is the basic foundation for a high performing team.  Teams cannot engage in healthy conflict, commit to each other, hold each other accountable, or achieve sustainable results with an absence of trust. So how does a team

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Customize Feedback To A Direct Report’s Personality Style

One of the mistakes leaders make in giving feedback is delivering feedback in the same fashion for every direct report.  Just as a parent knows the proper way to connect with each of their children, a leader can improve their feedback by tailoring the message to the direct report’s personality

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The Importance Of The Onboarding Process

Recruiting does not end when a new employee starts. It is important to cement retention during the first 90 days of employment. Hiring managers must make sure the employee’s desk is prepared for their first day.  Do they have a computer? Are their phones ready? Is their work area ready?

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Consider How Much To Invest In Employees

President: “We need to invest more in developing our employees.” Controller: “We can’t invest in them, what if they leave?” President: “What if we don’t invest in them and they stay?” The largest expense line item on most company’s income statement is their payroll. Studies and corporate bottom lines show

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The #1 Reason Employees Quit Their Job

We all know that the current job market is very tight for hiring new team members. What you may not be considering is that it is also a good time for your current employees to jump ship. In these times, it is critical that you retain your good employees. What

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