Are you getting the most from your talent? Understanding and overcoming the common pitfalls in performance management

October 2012
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Are you getting the most from your talent?  Understanding and overcoming the common pitfalls in performance management

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Lack of organizational alignment around performance management programs often leads to employee dissatisfaction and disengagement with the program. For performance management to be effective, senior management must make clear choices regarding the objectives behind performance management and the level of effort spent on these programs. Without that clarity, organizations are likely wasting precious time and money. Program participation will be low, employees will be dissatisfied, and managers will be ill prepared to guide their teams. Once alignment is established and objectives communicated, however, organizations will be ready to build performance management programs that are fit for purpose.

Lack of organizational alignment around performance management programs often leads to employee dissatisfaction and disengagement with the program. For performance management to be effective, senior management must make clear choices regarding the objectives behind performance management and the level of effort spent on these programs. Without that clarity, organizations are likely wasting precious time and money. Program participation will be low, employees will be dissatisfied, and managers will be ill prepared to guide their teams. Once alignment is established and objectives communicated, however, organizations will be ready to build performance management programs that are fit for purpose.