Tim Baker

Dr Tim Baker is an international consultant and author of seven books, including his new release, “Performance Management for Agile Organizations” (Palgrave Macmillan). Tim has conducted more than 2400 seminars, workshops, keynote addresses and coaching programs for more then 45,000 people in 11 countries across 21 industry groups. He was voted one of the 50 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by the World HRD Congress. Tim is a Fellow and Queensland State Councillor for AHRI and Member of QUT Council since 2010. He has been appointed an Australia Day Ambassador in 2016 and 2017.

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performance management

Why is performance management thinking stuck in the past?

July 10, 2017

Being agile, manoeuvrable, and flexible are success factors for the modern high performing company. Agility – more than ever – is the driver of organisational performance and the keystone of performance management. It can be defined as the ability to be continually proactive, to assess the limits (or indeed, risks), of existing approaches. Agility is … Read more

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How can we solve the problem of harmful organising structures?

June 19, 2017

A newly appointed CEO, Samantha, identifies as her first major challenge the imperative to break down harmful organising structures and the boundaries between departments in the government agency she now leads. Samantha observes the agency is organised around several “silos”—it’s a typical bureaucracy. This is evident even at the senior management level. The most important … Read more

job descriptions

A new perspective: Do job descriptions hurt productivity?

June 2, 2017

Excelling at a job and performance isn’t necessarily the same thing. Here’s why you can be meticulous in your work, cover all the key result areas (KRAs) of job descriptions – and still underperform. Plenty of people are doing what’s required of them – based on their job description – but are failing to perform. … Read more

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Can employees be trusted with sensitive information?

May 11, 2017

“You’ll get told on a need to know basis?” “No news is good news.” We’ve all heard these comments. They’re founded on the commonly held belief that employees can’t be trusted with sensitive information. When it comes to sharing information, many managers operate on two false assumptions. They assume that employees can’t be trusted with … Read more

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Is it time to kill the job description?

February 27, 2017

The job description — like the performance review — is a relic of the last century. Yet we still cling onto this antiquated HRM tool in the hope that it aids employee performance. Read more

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Why you need to banish these 8 employee performance myths

February 13, 2017

Performance management is a hot topic; it has been for some time. Managers universally want to know what can be done to escalate company performance and improve employee performance.  What are the secrets, shortcuts, and strategies to optimise performance? Where do I begin? Employers and their managers all want answers to these and other employee performance … Read more