Bringing the Human Being Back to Work: The 10 Performance and Development Conversations Leaders Must Have

  • 18 Jul 2018
  • 14:00 - 15:00
  • Webinar


  • FREE webinar

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Bringing the Human Being Back to Work

The 10 Performance and Development Conversations Leaders Must Have

For the past 100 years, we’ve progressively dehumanized our places of work. We’ve learned to systemize, homogenize, and mechanize – all in the quest for greater efficiency and cost-saving. We’ve forgotten that the human being is the center of work.

This broadcast is based on Dr Tim Baker’s latest book: Bringing the Human Being Back to Work: The 10 Performance and Development Conversations Leaders Must Have (Palgrave Macmillan)

The broadcast highlights the ten essential performance and development conversations leaders must have to restore human spirit at work. First, Tim explains the importance of cultivating an authentic workplace by resisting the dumbing down of work and respecting employee dignity. Second, he presents five developmental conversations, from coaching to relationship-building. Third, Tim outlines five performance conversations, from climate review to innovation.

An organization – any organization – is a group of people working together towards a common goal, but we tend to lose sight of this simple idea. Too often, human resources are lumped in with technological resources, administrative resources and financial resources. Managers become obsessed with processes, procedures, and systems. Tim Baker provides leaders with a roadmap to bring the human being back to work.

Dr. Tim Baker, PhD, a thought leader with an international reputation in performance management believes quality conversation holds the key to so many challenges in the world of work. In some respects, he is one of the reasons for this shift from performance reviews to performance development. The title of one of his eight books on the topic ought to telegraph this: The End of the Performance Review: A New Approach to Appraising Employee Performance.

In this FREE webinar, Dr. Baker will share his insights on this topical issue. He will share with you his alternative approach: The Five Conversations Framework, and how it can be implemented, either as a substitute for the performance review or as an enabler to improve the quality of the review process. Tim also shares five additional developmental conversations that all managers should be having with their team embers. The Five Conversations Framework is being implemented in many countries around the world and the fresh approach is getting excellent feedback both from managers and employees.

By joining this thought-provoking webinar, you will:

  • Appreciate that a framework on structured performance and development conversations is the most powerful learning and development program you can implement in your organization.
  • Apply several tools for developing a culture of conversation around the development of performance.
  • Understand that organizations are really a series of conversations and that their quality is what counts.



Dr Tim Baker, PhD is an international consultant and author of seven books. He is Managing Director of WINNERS-at-WORK Pty Ltd, which specializes in performance and change management. 

He is Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Management at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Baker was recently voted one of the 50 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders by the World HRD Congress. 

In a nutshell, Dr Baker has conducted over 2,430 seminars, workshops and keynote addresses to over 45,000 people in 11 countries across 21 industry groups.

Moderated by: Jun Kabigting, MBA/MS/HRMP, JHRS Chief Community Officer and Managing Director, The HR Agenda Magazine



July 18, 2018 (Wednesday)


14:00 - 15:00 JST


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