Flow Focus focusses on what's important to you by setting SMART objectives or more agile OKRs, enabling you to develop your talents, tapping into your passions
For individuals, feedback always needs context to be most effective, so the Flow platform allows individuals to capture their performance objectives, development objectives and career aspirations, before proactively seeking the feedback which helps move them towards these goals.
Employee engagement increases significantly when individuals are focused on clear goals linked to business priorities and feel they are making a difference; when they are expressing and developing their talents in their current role and for future ones; and when they have the opportunity to find, nurture and satisfy their own personal drivers, motivations and passion.
Research increasingly shows that traditional approaches to performance management where objectives are set individually and reviewed annually, with limited feedback along the way, are no longer relevant or effective when firms need to be more agile in the face of rapid change and complex work.
A new approach of performance engagement is needed with clear goals, continuous feedback and regular check-in conversations, enabling firms to revise strategy, refocus priorities, and develop individuals skills and capabilities quickly in order to seize upon opportunities.
I have found working with Bowland to be very easy. From our first meeting, I knew I wanted to work with them, as I felt the principal difference between Bowland and other consultants we have worked with, is that they genuinely listened to what we wanted and what our problems were, and didn't try to force their solution upon us; they created something that was very much with us in mind.
They are also very 'Can-Do'; a lot of the problems we had were technological, and they made it easy to deal with them and get rid of those problems.
Bowland demonstrated their knowledge of professional services firms, and in-particular law firms. They really took the time to understand how the firm works and what we were trying to achieve.
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Bowland Solutions and are impressed by their clear desire to continue to treat us as an important client after we had signed up with them and implemented the system.
Last year we engaged Bowland Solutions to work with us on transferring our out of date appraisal system to an online system, which ensured all staff had targets that were in line with our organisational priorities and key performance indicators. Our appraisal and PDP online forms are bespoke to our needs, and staff have engaged with the new practise of quarterly reviews of targets.
The staff at Bowland have been responsive to our needs from the start: from setting up the system to providing training on giving effective feedback and delivering feedback in appraisals as we prepare for these in the new year.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Bowland Solutions.