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Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It

Performance Management: We Won’t Fix the Problem by Ignoring It | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

To meet this goal, a performance management system must provide some way to determine how employees are performing relative to their co-workers. Yet there is currently a trend in HR to “fix” performance management by eliminating the use of methods that compare employees based on performance.


This makes no sense since this is the very thing senior business leaders want from performance management!

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If we want to fix performance management, we must create methods that accurately classify employees based on past performance in a way that maximizes their future performance and retention.  Rating employees to fit a bell-curve distribution is nonsensical, but identifying your top 10% of performers makes a lot of sense.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:49 PM

When I ask business leaders in large companies what they want from performance management systems, the answer usually includes “identify the top performers in the company.”

Ian Berry's curator insight, August 7, 2014 1:47 AM

Performance management like people management is dead. The question to ask of all performance systems Does our system inspire and make it simple for people to bring their best to their work? Any answer other than a resounding yes means system must be improved.

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How To Re-Discover Your Motivation

How To Re-Discover Your Motivation | Motivational Leadership | Scoop.it

Companies spend a lot of time and money trying to motivate their employees.

 

But when was the last time a mug with your company’s logo or a coffee shop gift card made you truly excited? Real motivation doesn’t come from external rewards--it comes from making some shifts in how you think about your situation, says San Diego, California-based personal empowerment expert Susan Fowler. 


“Give a whale a fish and it’ll jump as high as you want. Give a pigeon a pellet and it’ll turn 360 degrees. That whole animal behavior theory is what the workplace is built on. We’ve got to get away from that because we’re not pigeons and we’re not whales,” she says.


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Once you make the connection between what you’re doing and how it relates to something that matters to you, you’re going to be more motivated.

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The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 22, 2014 6:45 PM

Changing the way you think and adding a few key habits can help you get back the motivation that you lost somewhere along the way.

Birkbeck Careers & Employability's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:41 AM

An interesting take on employee motivation - do you agree?