This book provides managers, leaders and practitioners with a dynamic framework that links several variables associated with performance management which can be applied across organizations and industries worldwide. Based on empirical evidence and experiences, this book provides a critical understanding of the interrelationship of organizational culture with performance management process (PMP) planning and implementation. The elements of the framework are approached from a macro-level-view and are balanced with conciseness and realism based on applied success studies, making this book a valuable educational, training and development resource tool for leaders and managers at all levels.
The topic of performance in organizations is like the weather-everyone likes to talk about it, but few understand what is truly happening-or understand why
? Individuals and organizations are no different when it comes to performance, regardless of performance level of focus: individual, team, unit, or organization-wide. Teams and organizations often miss opportunities to not only improve performance, but also leverage and sustain high performance. Organizational performance, organizational culture and organizational success are interrelated and should reinforce one another. This can be achieved through an effective performance management process (PMP) that lives, functions and thrives at multiple levels within institutions. This book will help organizations and institutions achieve performance management success by identifying comment elements, along with some patterned variation, that are applicable to a successful PMP.
Featuring hands-on resource reference tools for immediate use and application, this book is useful for leaders, managers, scholars, students and policy makers in management, leadership, and organizational culture.
Tony Barth, as an early practitioner and leader of best practices exchange, was a co-architect during the mid 1980's in developing a High Performing Organizational (HPO) Network - involving several leading Fortune 100 organizations from chemical manufacturing and process industries - for the purpose of studying and applying best practices in support of high performing leadership organizations. The currency of his best practice exchange work continues today with his Performance Management Success guide. He is the creator and co-author with Wiaan de Beer of Sleeping Giants - A Wake-Up Guide for First Line Leaders of All Organizations (North American Business Press, Amazon). He is President/CEO of Barth Associates LTD, a Human Resource and Organizational Effectiveness consultancy. Tony has also served Cabrini University in an adjunct faculty professor role since 2002 - supporting the Business Administration Division.
Wiaan de Beer
has a BA degree in Psychology and an Honors degree in Performance Studies from South Africa. He also holds a Master's degree in Teaching, Writing, and Criticism - from West Chester University, PA USA. Wiaan teaches Language Arts, Video Production at the High School level, while also serving as a Program Manager at Barth Associates LTD.
Acknowledgements.- Preface.- Endorsements.- Chapter 1 Introduction.- Chapter 2 Levers of Organizational Change.- Chapter 3 Organizational Strategy.- Chapter 4 Performance Planning.- Chapter 5 Development Planning.- Chapter 6 Coaching and Feedback.- Chapter 7 Performance and Development Review.- Chapter 8 Recognition and Reward .- Chapter 9 People-Focused - Respect and Trust.- Chapter 10 Performance Management Process: Evaluation.- Chapter 11 Performance Management Process: Diagnosis.- Chapter 12 Performance Management: Considerations and Options.- Chapter 13 Conclusion.- Glossary.- Appendix 1: Performance Management Resource Tools.- Appendix 2: Recommended Resource Readings.- About the Authors.