On the 4th November I was pleased to contact our existing clients, candidates and business contacts and let them know we are now Synergy People. As a part of our new look we wanted to not just look different but take advantage of the perfect opportunity to be different.
I asked everyone what they wanted to hear about more from us. The results were a fantastic insight to what everyone is interested in. The stand out response, 78% of our clients want to hear about Performance Management.
So with these survey results fresh in my mind, here are 6 Essential Things I have Learnt about Performance Management.
1. Vision.Clear and easily understood.
What an organization would like to achieve or accomplish in the mid-term or long-term future. What will our company look like in the medium to long term. The more precise you can make it the more focussed the team will be in achieving it.
2. Purpose.Business, Division, Departments and individuals must have and understand their purpose.
A purpose gives us meaning and a sense of contribution. With no purpose we are just going through the motions.
3. Alignment.Purpose to be aligned with the Vision
If our goals, purpose and vision are in alignment, we should have no problem working with each other without any conflict and will we realise a synergistic effect.
4. Targets/goals.Clearly defined, agreed upon and aligned with Purpose and Vision.
Such strategic goals should be achievable and should reflect a realistic assessment of the current and projected business environment.
5. Measurement.Improvement comes from measurement.
Everything can be measured. If we know our results it is easier to deduce what we need to do to reach our goals.
6. Recognition.Might be as simple as a pat on the back. If it is genuine it's meaningful.
Recognition is all about driving and reinforcing behaviour aligned with the Company Culture and Vision. It is the encouragement to repeat the behaviour that has borne the desired results over and over again. I know this is obvious but it is rarely done well.
I am available to discuss my ideas on performance management and how we can help your business. Call me on 96186277. Or join the conversation on LinkedIn