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What does an effective performance management strategy look like?


Performance management is important to get right and easy to get wrong. We explore the fundamentals of effective performance management, and how to keep your strategy on track. What is performance management? Why bother with performance management?

Your Smart Goals Aren’t Smart Enough — 3 Ways Your Goals Can Be the SMART-EST


Maybe your company has identified and communicated the high-level strategic and operational targets that are critical to achieving its long-term performance goals. Goal setting represents an important aspect of the broader process of performance management.

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How to Quickly Improve Any Performance Appraisal System


Performance Reviews Need Help. In a recent survey conducted by Adobe, 88% of the survey participants indicated they were part of a performance appraisal process. This same study found that managers in these programs spent, on average, 17 hours per employee preparing for their performance reviews. Scary statistics, however, do not justify eliminating performance appraisal programs. It’s too valuable a data source and management tool. 244, Pearson, 2012.

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Why Using More People Analytics Could Have Unintended Consequences


Major League Baseball has for decades been a primary case of the use of big data and analytics improving performance and results. But from 1987 to 2012 the average game length was a bit under three hours, and from the mid-1950s through the 1970s the average was only about two and half hours. One concern voiced was making sure your people analytics function doesn't fall into the trap of wasting time on irrelevant metrics just because you can measure something.