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JULIA SMITH

 

Transforming People Performance

 

Great performance management has the potential to not only drive high performance, but it can positively influence culture, employee engagement, talent development and teamwork.

Unfortunately, the performance practices of the last 30 years have not been so great and instead of delivering these positive outcomes, they have tended to be a drain on leadership and HR energy, adding limited value.

The good news is that performance management is experiencing a revolution and over the last few years, we have seen significantly improved ways of setting goals, having performance conversations, evaluating performance and developing talent.

Whilst these changes are needed and welcome, there is a danger that we repeat history and fall into the same trap of managing performance in a generic and homogenous way without considering our culture, context or the specific needs of our teams and our people.

This session will be helpful to any Business or HR leader who wants to support the performance and development of their people by creating a culture and philosophy of performance management that inspires, motivates and engages.

 

The session will focus on how to:

  • Craft a performance management philosophy to support the unique needs of your organisation

  • Set goals that engage and allow your people to make a meaningful impact

  • Make coaching and feedback habitual and part of your everyday conversations

  • Enable team performance

  • Evaluate, measure and reward performance

Biography

 

Julia is a global HR Director and Business Psychologist with a multi-sector background including healthcare, financial services, energy, telecommunications and professional services. She has worked in leadership roles for organisations such as Virgin, GE, Sodexo and Orange. 

Julia set up People Science Consulting in 2019 to help clients develop high performing organisations, teams and leaders as well as supporting organisational change.

Her primary focus is to enable people to be their best whether that is through coaching, mentoring, learning programmes or designing and implementing impactful people processes.  As a psychologist she understands the psychological needs of people at work and with more than 25 years of working in Human Resources, she has the practical know-how to meet them.

Optimising performance and growing talent is Julia’s passion. She has extensive experience and expertise in this area having designed and implemented performance and development approaches in a variety of organisations, in different countries, cultures and industries.

PEOPLE POWER is an event series dedicated to people:  to skills, training, HR, employment and workplace productivity.  

 

The 2021 conference is designed to help you focus on The People Agenda - to provide you and your team with the knowledge and skills that you need to ensure your workforce thrives, to improve performance, increase productivity and to help you compete effectively in the new world. 

The conference takes place 30 June at Northumbria University. Attend in person or online. 

Tickets start from £35+VAT.