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When you are managing performance the annual appraisal /review is only a snap shot record of performance. Managing performance is what a manager does on a daily basis.
- Make sure you do regular 121s – give employees quality 121 time.
- Remind yourself about what you want people to achieve.
- Make sure everyone knows what the company is trying to achieve
- Give people regular feedback.
- Keep employees motivated.
- Tackle underperformance – nip it in the bud.
- Check how you need to give employees your support.
- Make sure your employees have the tools to do the job.
- Create action plans together.
- Be solutions focused – not problem focused.
Performance Management is about a cycle of Planning – Doing and Reviewing
Planning is about…
- Planning what the organisation wants to achieve for the year
- Planning objectives for employees
- Making sure employees are focused
- Making sure employees have the skills to deliver
- Making sure employees feel motivated to deliver
Doing is about….
- Creating Action Plans
- Ensuring the right things are done day to day
- Empowering employees but keeping in touch as a manager via 121s
- Coaching for performance
- Nipping underperformance in the bud
Reviewing is about….
- An annual review at minimum
- Encouraging managers and leaders to have regular 121s
- A formal opportunity to recognise results
- Ensuring employees have quality 121 time with their manager
- Re-establishing objectives for the year ahead
What are the tips for a good performance management process?
A good performance management process will have….
- An opportunity to capture performance results / successes.
- An opportunity to give feedback, positive or constructive.
- An opportunity to give praise and recognition for performance
- An opportunity to step away from micro-management by empowering employees.
- An opportunity to get the best out of people and teams.
- An opportunity to refocus for the year to come.
- An opportunity to clarify goals and targets for the year to come.
- An opportunity to identify any skills gaps.
- An opportunity to communicate what the organisation is trying to achieve.
- An opportunity to clarify objectives for employees.
Being a technical expert in your field will have got you to a certain level in your business or career, however the more successful you are the more it is necessary to demonstrate a wider portfolio of skills. Often you may find you are doing less of the job you are a technical expert in, and now maybe you are leading a team? Or needing to be more strategic? Or building client relationships, etc. Maybe you want to get to the next level with your business or career but something is holding you back?
The skills required are often referred to as “behavioural” skills. Being aware of your strengths and development needs with these skills will help you progress and become a more “rounded” strategic operator.
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In the current economic climate, how the team pull together and how you lead them is crucial to success. Here are some Quick Tips to “Boosting the Team you work in or Lead” More >
If you’re going through a period of uncertainty either in your career or your life, or thinking of making major changes, it is a good opportunity to identify your values and what is important to you. Identifying and being clear about what is important to you is an important foundation stone in creating a life and career that gives you satisfaction and motivation.
So how do you go about identifying the “values” which are important to you? More >
Time to reflect: Where do you see yourself in 20 years time? Are you working towards this right now?
Although this question may seem a little out of reach right now, thinking about where you ultimately want to be may actually help you to decide what you should do in the short term. Have a go at answering the following questions to see how much clarity you have about where you see yourself in 20 years. More >