Beyond the annual review, performance management should include ongoing feedback, goal-setting, coaching, strengths-based development, and recognition and rewards – and managers must be held accountable for these outcomes. Learn how performance management can be integrated with strategic organizational goals, rewards and recognition programs, and development and succession plans. With the help of performance management systems and social technology, you can make performance management part of day-to-day leadership.
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It has been said that “life imitates art.” In a similar vein, I would suggest that, in many respects, business imitates sport, notably major collegiate and professional athletics. Think about it. Business lexicon is rife with the use of sports jargon (e.g., goal line, slump, go deep, etc.) to describe business situations. It is quite common to see current and former athletes and coaches on the dais at business conferences. Pro sports created player free agentry. Business is perfecting it.
Self-awareness is a key ingredient to success at work. It is hugely helpful to know your own strengths and development areas, also how others perceive you.
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“Painful,” “too much effort,” “not popular,” “a necessary evil”—Do these words come to mind in thinking about your organization’s approach to managing employee performance? These are words that APQC employees, managers, and leaders used to describe APQC’s pre-2012 approach to performance management.
This is the blog post I never expected to write. Really. For most of my working life I’ve been blissfully oblivious to women’s workplace challenges. I am just another garden variety dunderheaded guy, prone to ignoring and dismissing women’s issues, and admittedly, sometimes women.
When a new role is created in an organization, the wheels of talent recruitment and acquisition start spinning.