The idea of performance management within organizations started back in the 1960s and began with the idea of appraising the performance of employees within an organization. Since then, performance management has continued to evolve into an overall process that gives attention to the entire range of performance and improvement strategies within an organization. It also includes managing behaviors and targeted activities, and then works to align organizational processes and activities to the goals of the organization.
Reflect on your previous work experience where you have seen a performance management program employed. How were performance appraisals used within the organization? Where else could you see elements of the performance management program being employed?
Course Text: Aguinis, H. (2013). Performance management (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
◦Chapter 1, “Performance Management and Reward Systems in Context”
This chapter explores the concept of performance management. It explains the advantages and the negative consequences of a poorly managed performance management system. It describes the ongoing and continuous processes of performance management, and it discusses the many purposes served by a performance management system.
◦Chapter 2, “Performance Management Process”
This chapter explores the idea that performance management is an ongoing process. It identifies the interrelated components of the performance management process that make important contributions to the organization’s strategic objectives, and it provides additional detail on the roles played by employees and managers within a performance management system