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Anne Maltese

Anne Maltese

Insights Director at Quantum Workplace, Anne helps clients think through what they're trying to achieve and helps leaders make sense of employee feedback. She's a proud West Virginian native, an avid runner, and famous for her monkey noise among the eight and under crowd.

Articles by Anne Maltese

4 Key Scenarios When Managers Must Discuss Employee Goals

8.6.19 by Anne Maltese
Managers, OKRs and Goals,

Goals help employees and organizations achieve success. But when goal conversations only happen once or twice a year, it creates a disconnect between the manager, the employee, and the organization. Goals become misaligned and their purpose is lost, making success more difficult to achieve.

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How to Ask for Employee Feedback (And Actually Get It)

6.11.19 by Anne Maltese

Feedback is essential to growth and development. Many organizations use structured employee feedback processes like 360 feedback, which is an important exercise. But managers should feel empowered to collect ongoing feedback from any employee at any time.


Why? When managers are constantly...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Employee Feedback Contributors

5.29.19 by Anne Maltese

One of the most common questions we hear from customers is: who should be invited to provide employee feedback? 


Managers are an obvious answer, but feedback shouldn't end with them. The more contributors involved, the more objective and well-rounded the feedback will be.


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4 Ways to Reduce Bias in the Employee Performance Review

4.11.19 by Anne Maltese
Managers, Performance,

Humans are, by our very nature, prone to bias. There is simply no escaping it. Hard as we try to deny our prejudices and treat everyone fairly, our brains are wired to find mental shortcuts that make processing the world around us easier.


These repeated patterns of thinking often lead to...

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Communication: The Key to Managing Change in the Workplace

3.7.19 by Anne Maltese

Any time an organization makes a change, it reaches a fork in the road with several differing paths. Do the employees need to know about the change? How should the change be communicated to employees? Should only part of the story be shared?


Every situation is different and carries unique...

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