Performance management

Employee performance management is a process for establishing a shared workforce understanding about what is to be achieved at an organisation level. It is about aligning the organisational vision, mission and objectives with the employees’ agreed measures, skills, competency requirements, development plans and the delivery of results. The emphasis is on improvement, learning and development in order to achieve the overall business strategy and to create a high performance workforce.

Creating a culture that focuses on sustained performance and results is a key driver of business success and as managers and team leaders we need to have the knowledge and skills to enable people to have clear objectives, a shared understanding of priorities, regular feedback, recognition and planned development. A performance system that works effectively enables you as the manager focus on your team priorities, skills development and improved performance.

As an effective manager who manages performance well, you need to be motivational and engaging as well as proactive in constructively tackling poor performance. This section will provide some guidance tools and techniques in what skills and approaches you may need to deliver effective performance management.

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