Julian Kaelin XXXXXXXXXXTuesday May 12 at 8:29pm What is performance management and why is it important? How do I define performance management? I see it as the process of how we as managers guide and motivate employees as well as teams to accomplish the goals of an organization. Our reading from Aguinis (2013), discusses the importance of identifying, measuring, and developing employees and teams to align to organizational goals. Employees are the key to accomplishing any mission. Without people, there are no teams, and without organizational goals for employees to work toward,
View complete question Julian Kaelin XXXXXXXXXXTuesday May 12 at 8:29pm What is performance management and why is it important? How do I define performance management? I see it as the process of how we as managers guide and motivate employees as well as teams to accomplish the goals of an organization. Our reading from Aguinis (2013), discusses the importance of identifying, measuring, and developing employees and teams to align to organizational goals. Employees are the key to accomplishing any mission. Without people, there are no teams, and without organizational goals for employees to work toward, performance cannot be effectively managed. Employees need direction, they need to know what is expected, and they need to know what the organizational goals are to be able to achieve them. Therefore, have an effective performance management system in place is critical to mission success. So, what does an effective performance management system look like. What does an effective performance management system look like? As I work for the Air Force, I will briefly explain how the mission is accomplished through effective performance management. (First, like I mentioned earlier, employees need to know what the mission and/or goals are for managers to work to align performance to goals. Our main mission in the Air Force is to help our Airmen fly, fight, and win! With this being said, every year our organization establishes and publishes a Flight Plan outlining the organizations mission and vision along with critical goals to ensure we effectively meet all mission partner requirements ultimately helping the Air Force fly, fight and win. What do we capture in the Flight Plan? It is simple, we address those factors that matter most (Stone, 2013, pg XXXXXXXXXXKeeping these goals or what matters most in mind, each employee establishes yearly contribution plans (CP) to help show what they plan on doing to help meet the organizations goals. These CPs are reviewed throughout the year as when the mission changes, as we are seeing now with COVID-19, so do the CPs, but in normal times, they are reviewed at the six month period and again during annual performance appraisals to see how an employees performance measured up to the goals. What are the benefits of activity-based management (ABM)? According to Stone (2013), ABM is a positive term that looks at setting expectations and establishing goals. As explained above, we do this through CPs. Another good thing we do in our organization that aligns to ABM, is we continuously discuss workload distribution based on feedback received and based on employees developmental goals. Also, in line with ABM, Stone talks about the importance of ensuring adequate resources are available to meet the goals and one of the most important areas Stone XXXXXXXXXXdiscusses is the need to mentor, coach and recognize employees. In my experience, if you take care of the employees and show you care, they will go out of their way to meet established goals. References Aguinis, H. (2013).Performance management(3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: XXXXXXXXXX Stone, R. D XXXXXXXXXXAchieving results with a performance-centered design framework. Retrieved fromhttps://search-proquest-com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/docview/ XXXXXXXXXX?accountid=32521(Links to an external site.) Brenda Gantt XXXXXXXXXXYesterday May 14 at 8:55am Performance Management is defined as a tool used for corporate management. Managers use performance management to monitor and evaluate employee's work performance. It is so important to implement an effective performance management system within an organization because it creates a surrounding where the employees can perform their best abilities which produces the highest and effective work. According to Agunis, (2013), Performance management is a continuous process of identifying, measuring, and developing the performance of individuals and teams and aligning performance with the strategic goals of the organization. (p. 3). The general overview of a performance management system within an organization I have worked in is the 360 feedback system. I worked at the boys and girl club about 3 years ago where the managers would use feedback from employees about the other employees which I felt could lead to bias behavior because employees were being put into positions that did not deserve it while the employee that should have put into the position was left behind because there was favoritism. According to Agunis, (2013), negative feedback can hurt an employees feelings, particularly if those giving the feedback do not offer their comments in a constructive way; second, the system is likely to lead to positive results only if individuals feel comfortable with the system. (p XXXXXXXXXXI think that they would have benefited more if they had used the general appraisal system where the interaction would have been between the managers and the employees which would allow the process to become more honest as long as the manager was honest. The benefit of activity-based management as it relates here is that it could have helped the organization determine there strengths and weaknesses because of its analysis which product activity will add value or even help management make decisions about the enhancement of the activities. According to Hixon, (1995), ABM allows all activities to be linked to business processes and hence encourages managers to take a cross-functional view of the organization. Some organizations have even taken the step of appointing 'process owners' in order to promote the importance of process management. (para. 4). References Agunis, H XXXXXXXXXXPerformance management (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: XXXXXXXXXX Hixon, M XXXXXXXXXXActivity-based management: Its purpose and benefits.Management Accounting,73(6), 30. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/docview/ XXXXXXXXXX?accountid=32521
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