Every company wants and needs productive, skilled employees. Investing in a work force that can help your business keep pace with the competition may be the most important strategic decision you make. The Manager's Pocket Guide to Performance Management clearly spells out the specific steps a manager can take to ensure improved performance organization-wide. It presents a systems approach to performance enhancement and includes tools for determining current performance levels and establishing desired performance levels. This handy reference will show managers how to: Analyze the performance of individual employees Pinpoint the gaps in performance and determine what's causing those gaps Develop practical strategies for maximizing performance Get the most from your training dollars and ensure that training is successful Give recognition of an employee's achievements Evaluate whether or not employees are using what they've learned Contents Identifying Employee Development Needs A Systems Approach to Performance Enhancement Fostering a Learning Organization Analyzing Employee Performance Identifying Causes of Performance Gaps Selecting Non-Training and Training Strategies Managing Training Resources Promoting Training Transfer Evaluating Training Outcomes
This research-based book offers practical guidance on how to go about performance management. Based on experience of working with schools and running courses, and using the latest research on business strategies appropriate for education, it: o looks at what performance management means in practice o offers advice on how to go about monitoring o explains how to use data from pupil assessments o suggests ways to judge the effectiveness of teaching through analysing children's work o gives guidance on monitoring planning, assessment and observing lessons o proposes how to 1853467693reas for development, set objectives and draw up action plans o contains useful photocopiable formats o uses case study material to illustrate potential problems and good practice Throughout, the purpose is to help schools and teachers to be more effective.
Business improvement best practices and a proven methodology for improving corporate performance management, illustrated through a high performing program including numerous team case studies Corporate performance management consists of a set of processes that help organizations optimize their business performance. It provides a framework for organizing, automating and analyzing business methodologies, metrics, processes and systems that drive business performance. Corporate Performance Management Best Practices will help your organization benchmark itself against the best. Written by the winner of three globally accepted performance management awards Focuses on a single case study chronicling a health care system's corporate performance management journey Explores how the use of corporate performance management methods has created significant and broad based improvements in patient satisfaction scores, medical outcomes, people development, and corporate shared services and clinical processes Revealing practical techniques that can be adopted at all levels of an organization, from facilities manager to HR manager to CFO to CEO, Corporate Performance Management Best Practices provides a proven implementation model that accelerates breakthrough results.
The Pocket Mentor series offers immediate solutions to the challenges managers face on the job every day. Each book in the series is packed with handy tools, self-tests, and real-life examples to help you identify strengths and weaknesses and hone critical skills. Whether you're at your desk, in a meeting, or on the road, these portable guides enable you to tackle the daily demands of your work with greater speed, savvy, and effectiveness. One of your most sensitive duties as a manager is conducting performance appraisals. How do you objectively evaluate another person's performance? What guidelines are there for talking to your direct reports about both their strengths and their weaknesses? How can you address a weakness to help an employee develop into a stronger member of your team? This book teaches you how to prepare for, conduct, and follow up on performance evaluations in ways that link employee performance to your company's and group's goals. You'll learn how to: - Document employee development right from the start - Set the appropriate tone in a performance review - Address a performance problem - Follow up on next steps with your employee