Performance development appraisal
I once saw a quote in a book by Tom Clancy, called "Net Force" (Published byHeadline Book Publishing, a Division of Hodder Headline PLC, ISBN 0 7472 60400). The quote read:"Remember the Rule of the 5Ps- Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance"I could not agree more! (Actually the quote was the 6Ps - I left out the four-letter expletive that went before the word 'poor'!) In my view, the essence of a goodperformance management system revolves around planning - in this case individualperformance planning, derived from organisational planning. When this model isfollowed, not only will planned business goals be more effectively achieved,individuals will be more motivated, as they know with greater clarity than ever before, exactly what is expected of them, and what their part has been in thecompany's success. Organisations that are better able to reward good performances,are planning for their future success.The Performance Management System (PMS) which I have designed for a number of companies here, has two distinct parts A and B, and is the means by which individualmanagerial or supervisory performance is linked to an organisation's businessobjectives and operating plans (Part A) and to the organisation's future throughassessing the potential of each managerial or executive level employee(Part B). For any company to be successful every Manager must establish and agree precise,measurable and objective standards and goals for individual performance that will inturn lead to improved performance by the company as a whole.This Performance Management System (and its sister system, covering clerical andoperator level employees), is put together after many years of experience withperformance management, both as a Corporate Human Resource Manager and as aConsultant. Our aim is to provide our clients with all the company needs to introducea simple, but effective system of measuring and rewarding employee performances.The Aims of PMS· PMS aims to make every managerial and supervisory level employee completelyaware of the company's business plans, and through the cascading of those plans toindividuals, provide them with the motivation to achieve, and then, the ownership of success· PMS is concerned with improvement - organisationally through increasedcontribution by each individual and personally through the broadening of experienceand career opportunities.