This week, we explore how much time employees waste at work, reconsider the bad habits of HR teams, hear from Melinda Gates about how to make gender equality a fact, and unpack whether continuous performance management systems have an impact on a company’s bottom line (a clue: it does). 

This week’s growth quote:

“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” 

Michael Jordan

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Asana Anatomy of Work Index Reveals Employees Spend Nearly Two-Thirds of Their Day on Pre-Work Work

HR Technologist

Ever wondered how employees spend their time? A new Asana survey revealed that employees spend as much as 60 percent of their time coordinating work (and around 27 percent doing it). If you’re looking to streamline processes at your office, this may be the data your C-Suite needs to see. 

HR Roundtable: What HR Should Stop, Start and Continue Doing In 2020

TLNT

The cream of the HR crop shared their best advice at an annual gathering of HR leaders. View the highlights of the conversation, which ranged from prioritizing people over policies, working with vendors, and allowing people to be themselves. Also discussed: being the CEO whisperer. 

Gender Equality Is Within Our Reach

HBR

Melinda Gates gives a deep dive into the evolution of gender equality and talks about the unique opportunity we have to how to make it happen, now. Her strategy centers on the impact that shareholders, consumers, and employees can have by combining and applying their influence.  

Betterworks Survey Finds Continuous Performance Management Delivers Improved Business Outcomes

Betterworks

Betterworks recently released the first report based on insights from our 2019-2020 State of Continuous Performance Management Survey. This report focused on quantifying the business impact of a continuous performance process. Overwhelmingly, respondents in organizations who have adopted continuous performance practices saw better results for their businesses. In fact, they reported outperforming or significantly outperforming their competition at a 24% higher rate.

If you missed the last recap, read it here: Tips From Top CHROs, Peak Performance, and Being Feedback-Ready