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Performance Management -- Basic Concepts

Organizations try to manage the performance of each employee, team and process and even of the organization itself. The performance management process is very similar, regardless of where it is applied. Information in this topic describes the general performance management process. The information is customized for each application in the topics Employee Performance Management, Group Performance Management and Organizational Performance Management.

Sections of This Topic Include

What Do We Mean by "Performance"?
Performance Management in Perspective (different things to different people)
Overall Goal and Basic Steps
Key Terms
Performance Plan (for organizations, subsystems, processes or employees)
Performance Appraisal (for organizations, subsystems, processes or employees)
Development Plan (for organizations, subsystems, processes or employees)
Performance Management: Benefits and Concerns
Performance Management During Rapid Change
Performance Measurement: Guidelines, Myths and Examples
General Resources

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Related Library Topics

Organizational Performance Management
Group Performance Management
Employee Performance Management

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Library's Human Resources Blog
Library's Leadership Blog
Library's Supervision Blog

General Resources

Zigon Performance Group - extensive list of sources
Human Performance Technology
Listing of performance management articles

Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award
16 Ways to Derail Your Attempt at Building a Performance Culture
Performance Management
Balancing Measures: Best Practices in Performance Management
Performance Management: How To Do It Right
Performance: The Psychologist’s View
HR Systems for the 15%

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