Is Performance Management Related To Strategic Planning?

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Yes, there is indeed a very important relationship between strategic planning and performance management. Performance management is really about setting and achieving goals at the employee level, and identifying and fixing barriers related to achieving those goals. But where do the goals come from?

That's where strategic planning comes in. Strategic planning (and also tactical planning), are methods a company, and its individual work-units define their goals and objectives. In turn, those goals and objectives are used to determine and analyze the goals and objectives of each employee in a work unit. This is called cascading of goals.

When done properly, setting employee goals should rely on the goals of the particular work-unit, which gets its goals from the planning done by the next bigger work unit, and so on.

That's why the setting of individual goals and objectives should be done once the goals and objectives of the work-unit are established.



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  • Performance management and appraisal MUST be a partnership between manager and employee where BOTH benefit.
  • Performance management can be the lever for improved employee engagement.
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