Performance Management

Concepts, Skills, and Exercises

Author: Robert L. Cardy

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765609656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 193

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This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the process of performance management. It provides a balance between concepts and skills-based exercises. Conceptual understanding is addressed, followed by a variety of skill-builder excercises, which provide a rich resource for students.

Performance Management: Concepts, Skills and Exercises

Concepts, Skills and Exercises

Author: Robert Cardy,Brian Leonard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317462920

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 3902


This comprehensive text provides an engaging examination of the entire process of performance management. It balances concepts with practical skill-based exercises, and gives readers both an understanding of performance management and the ability to manage performance. An online Instructor's Manual is available to adopters, and free PPTs are available through the author's website.

Performance Management and Appraisal Systems

HR Tools for Global Competitiveness

Author: T V Rao

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 0761998462

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 330

View: 5363


Performance management is a means of identifying critical dimensions of performance, its planning, review and development. It is a simple and commonsensical way to measure productivity as also to enhance performance and is a critical tool for organizations in today's competitive environment. Organizations are constantly on the lookout for a performance system that is appropriate to their environment and work culture. This book explores the many facets of performance management and how it works. The author defines performance management as a continuous process which consists of defining, planning, analyzing and developing performance through competency building. It focuses on commitment and support building as also recognizing and rewarding performance and contribution. The author maintains that more than just a method of reviewing performance, a performance management facilitates learning among managers. This system brings about role clarity and resultantly, there is more focus on performance development. It also raises levels of trust, which create better communication, and as a consequence a more transparent and productive organization. A key feature of the book is that it advises organizations to shift their focus from an appraisals only approach to the more holistic framework of performance management. This will ensure growth and development of employee performance. This book is discusses the latest theoretical developments in the field in a jargon free and accessible style. It encompasses critical implementation aspects of performance management and includes a number of chapters which provide insightful information on performance management. It also includes recent experiences of organizations which have incorporated performance management systems in their structure, thus giving the reader a realistic and comprehensive feel of the topic.

Integrated Performance Management

A Guide to Strategy Implementation

Author: Kurt Verweire,Lutgart Berghe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412901550

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 334

View: 1481


Linking various disciplines and management functions, Integrated Performance Management provides the reader with a concrete framework to manage organizations successfully. The authors do not isolate a single strategy to manage performance. Instead, the book focuses on a range of strategies providing the reader with an introduction to each one. The concepts under analysis were developed through intense dialogue with business managers. While maintaining academic rigour, Integrated Performance Management presents ideas that students will find relevant outside of the classroom. Postgraduate and MBA students in a range of areas including strategy, accounting, finance, operations management, marketing, leadership and human resource management will find this book useful.

The Dynamics of Performance Management

Constructing Information and Reform

Author: Donald P. Moynihan

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014359

Category: Political Science

Page: 264

View: 604


Efficiency. Innovation. Results. Accountability. These, advocates claim, are the fruits of performance management. In recent decades government organizations have eagerly embraced the performance model—but the rush to reform has not delivered as promised. Drawing on research from state and federal levels, Moynihan illustrates how governments have emphasized some aspects of performance management—such as building measurement systems to acquire more performance data—but have neglected wider organizational change that would facilitate the use of such information. In his analysis of why and how governments in the United States have made the move to performance systems, Moynihan identifies agency leadership, culture, and resources as keys to better implementation, goal-based learning, and improved outcomes. How do governments use the performance information generated under performance systems? Moynihan develops a model of interactive dialogue to highlight how performance data, which promised to optimize decision making and policy change for the public's benefit, has often been used selectively to serve the interests of particular agencies and individuals, undermining attempts at interagency problem solving and reform. A valuable resource for public administration scholars and administrators, The Dynamics of Performance Management offers fresh insight into how government organizations can better achieve their public service goals.

Managing Performance

Performance Management in Action

Author: Michael Armstrong,Angela Baron

Publisher: CIPD Publishing

ISBN: 9781843981015

Category: Employees

Page: 182

View: 4587


Managing performance is a critical focus of HR activity. This title reveals what leading organisations are doing to manage their employees' performance and how they are delivering results. It shows you how to improve the management of your employees' performance.