Improving Employee and Workplace Performance

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While we focus primarily on managing the performance of employees, we need to understand the factors that distinguish a high-performance workplace from one that is less successful.

To do that we need to understand all the factors that go into employee performance -- both those that boost performance, and the causes of poor performance.

After all we can't "fix" individual employee productivity unless we understand what causes and influences it.

In this section we'll look at what causes both high and low performance on both an individual employee level, and on a departmental or organization level.

Primarily, we'll focus on thinking about systems, and how they operate to affect workplace performance. The final article in this section deals with the implications of understanding performance within systems, and really addresses some of Deming's concerns about overfocusing on individuals and their performance.


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Bacal & Associates was founded in 1992 by consultant and book author, Robert Bacal. Robert's books on performance management and reviews have been published by McGraw-Hill. He is available for consultation, training and keynote speaking on performance and management at work.


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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.
  • The review process is the LEAST important part of performance management
  • If managers aren't managing employee performance, why are they there?

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  • Ontario
  • Canada, K0A 1M0