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Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals by (Doug Max) and Robert Bacal

One of the myths about managing and improving performance is that the major part of the process is the performance appraisal, employee review, or annual review. If you spend your time reviewing performance, you can't fix performance problems. The reality is that to make performance management work, you need to spend much more time on setting goals with employees, so they know where they need to go, and how they need to go about so they can contribute. Clear goals (sometimes called objectives of standards of performance) help employees manage themselves, and free up supervisor and management time to do other things, since employees who are clear about their jobs, and why their job tasks need to be done, simply require less "maintenance time".

Setting performance goals or objectives isn't complex, but it does take some thought. Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals is designed to help you set goals with employees by providing you with hundreds and hundreds of actual performance goals for different job tasks, and jobs. You can use these goals directly, or to stimulate your own thinking about how to write objectives with your employees.

What's Unique: Hundreds of employee goals tailored to various types of jobs, positions and job tasks. Easy to use and well-indexed. Includes an introductory chapter that explains the importance of setting employee goals and objectives, and how to do it with employees. Low cost.

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Table of Contents

Excerpt 1 - Understanding Employee Goals and Objectives - The Why's and Hows

Purchasing Information: This book is available at most bookstores (either on the shelf or they can order it), and at online booksellers like For your convenience, if you want to order the book from amazon, we've included a direct link at the top of this page (beside the title). If you need the specific book information for ordering, it's below:

Author: Robert Bacal

Paperback: 175 pages
Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (March 2, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 007143383X



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