There is a risk that the method, which is intended to empower people, will become a system of lists and accountability. It is with good reason that you will find a lot of information about failed implementations. In most of these cases the process has become leading, instead of using the process as a tool to achieve a common goal.
What is Performance Management?
In fact, we frequently see implementations in which the goals are translated down in the organization, often in the form of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators). The results are then periodically added up to see if the organization is on track.
What are the advantages?
Focus within the organization
Performance Management ensures focus and clarity. People like to know what the goals are and what the plan is. This knowledge enables them to focus on the goals. In addition, if you know what the goal of your effort is, involvement and motivation will increase, which benefits the general culture.
Passion and engagement
By asking employees how they can achieve a goal, involvement and ownership are created. An appeal is made on the professionalism of the employee. And this will translate into passion.
Involved employees will not just nod yes and accept an assignment if they see that the set goal cannot be achieved with the available resources, they will discuss this. This gives the management valuable feedback on their goals and plans. With the help of good conversation skills, insight is gained into the impact of the goals and unmet expectations can be avoided.
What should you pay attention to when implementing Performance Management?
The goals must be made clear and transparent. They must be goals that the employee likes to contribute to. This way the employee feels co-responsibility for the outcome.
Employees must be given space to specify how they want to achieve the set goals.
Performance Management goes hand in hand with trust. The trust that your employees know how to perform a task and are motivated to achieve a goal.
It requires a facilitating management style: how can I support you in achieving your goals?
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