Implementing effective performance management is no easy task. It requires you to maintain a balance between two key interests; an interest in the development and personal wellbeing of your employees, and an interest in maintaining the success and efficiency of your company.
Therefore, in essence, performance management is a balance between compassion and professional accountability. At least this is how good performance management should be undertaken. In the more stereotypical sense, you may think of performance management as being a cold and rigid process of seeking out the weak links in your business and eradicating them.
However in the modern context, all businesses should show a concern for their employees and should be willing to help them meet the challenges which may be affecting their performance. Continue reading