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.