Performance management

Index here items on managing performance, performance measurement, poor performance, performance indicators, objective setting, SMART objectives, performance

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    United notions

    No one would want to watch a football team that had never trained, a play that had never been rehearsed or a band that had never practised. Yet, while we expect non-business teams to invest time and energy in training, rehearsing...

    History repeating

    We will never know exactly what God thought of Moses as a leader. But he can’t have been entirely happy with his performance, or he wouldn’t have given him the 10 commandments. In what amounted to the first documented competency...

    Fit for the job?

    A great deal of time, effort and money is invested by organisations in the development of competencies. Full competency frameworks are now relied upon to underpin the whole HR function and, when they are well produced, they...

    The wild alliance

    Academics interested in public policy issues – and who might actually want to change things – are often caricatured as “wild people”, unable to communicate with those who run the country, because they won’t accept the normal...

    Talent’s clout

    I have to agree with Dick Barton’s letter (“Talent contested”, 14 October) in response to Marcus Buckingham’s feature (“Clone-free zone”, 30 September), although I wonder at both parties’...

    Pick your brains

    The company of the future will compete on the twin factors of core competencies and core competents – those people who create competencies. First, what exactly are core competencies? Take a look at your own organisation...

    The Competencies Handbook

    Authors Steve Whiddett and Sarah Hollyforde Publisher IPD (01752 202301) Price £18.95 ISBN 0 85292 735 5 What is a competency? Is it the same as competence? And what competencies must someone have for them to be classed...