Performance Management and How to Use it to Create a Culture of Excellence in Your Human Resource
Looking at many organizations, it is such a common trend where we see people promise some key deliverables but at the end of it, they fail to follow through on these to see them realized. Still, we have those who commit to a deadline of some sort yet knowing well enough that they will not be able to meet them but all the same make them all knowing that at the end of the day there will be no one to follow on these with them and hold them accountable at the end of the day.
According to a recent survey, as many as 78% of corporate leaders actually identified with the issue of the problem of getting the right things done as one that really plagued their companies. Now, this explains the fact that one of the missing ingredients and elements of competency that have been missing in a number of companies and organizational setups is that of accountability.
These can be partly attributed to the fact of the fast paced nature of the business environment as it is today. Looking at these, we see the fact that there is so much calling for our attention and demanding our time and for this reason, we seem way strained to be able to keep up with the crises of each day at work and at the same time it is really proving a challenge to meet most of the deadlines that we may have given ourselves or set.
This be as it may, the lack of accountability can as well be attributed to the lack of a formal performance management system. Of course it is to be noted as a fact that where there isn’t in place such s system for performance management, one that is indeed aligned to the organization key and strategic goals, it can be such a challenge for you to engage your team members to follow through on the need to do the right things and have them done within the required time-frame.
What we see here is the fact that with a structured performance management process, you will be having a system that will support the ongoing efforts to build a sense of accountability in individual team members and departments into the entire organizational structure. The performance management systems help with the need to have each and everyone in your team be aligned to the strategic goals and objectives and as well focuses their attention on the things that need to be done and by what dates. Over and above this, the performance management systems as well are helpful to management as it is them that keep them on tabs on what is most important, knowing well the priority areas to rally behind otherwise they can as well get off track and mislead the entire organization.