What happens when state law and federal law disagree? Today in the U.S., over 20 states have laws allowing marijuana for medical use, and nine states and Washington D.C. for recreational use—but these are only state laws. According to federal law, marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance (considered to have no medical benefits and a high potential for abuse), meaning any possession of marijuana is illegal in the United States.
If you hear “performance review,” it may cause some fear and anxiety—for managers and employees alike. Many people encounter stumbling blocks when performance reviews comes around. Overworked HR managers may handle too much responsibilities with little time to guide employees in the right direction. This is where effective performance management enters the picture.
When people talk about making lateral career moves, the response from friends, family, and mentors is often lukewarm at best. The concept of “up or out” is so deeply ingrained in American workplace culture that continual growth and movement up the corporate ladder are considered to be a universal aspiration.
But as we’ve noted before, not everyone is cut out to manage people. In fact, some of your company’s strongest employees may be the people who have no interest in being promoted to a managerial role.
It would be a mistake to assume that the employees who fall under that umbrella just want to rest on their laurels, however. Managers should be just as interested in developing the careers of lifelong individual contributors as they are in nurturing the upward trajectory of future company leaders.