Nov 14, 2005

The role of performance management

Talking to someone on performance appraisal/review/management (whatever you choose to call it) made it clear that there are multi-faceted uses for the process.

1. It helps to review an organization/group/team or individual's performance
2. It helps to reinforce behavioral and cultural norms
3. It helps to plan and ready your workforce for the future business direction
4. It helps to develop your team

If it serves so many functions why is it often such a de-energising and negative process?