Basic elements of performance Management
3 Important Elements Of Positive Performance Management
The days of the manager who says, ‘My way or the highway!’ have certainly changed. Managing through fear belongs back in the dark ages when the autocratic manager was king.
These managers were very negative in managing performance, often very critical in nature.
Unfortunately, such negative behaviour from managers still exists and although it may work in the short-term as people comply out of fear, in the long-term employees become demotivated and less productive. In fact the smart or brave ones move on to another employer.
A quote from the delightful book, Squawk!: How to Stop Making Noise and Start Getting Results by Travis Bradberry and Lloyd James, sums this up by saying something along the lines of, ‘People join companies and leave managers’. It is often the reason people leave. Conversely an excellent manager may be the reason why people stay.
Excellent managers use positive performance management – here are some of the key elements:
Praise More Than You Criticise
Unfortunately one of the realities of being a manager is that we tend to focus on those things that are going wrong and try to fix them. We are glad when there are no problems as it means we can concentrate on other more important stuff and we often forget to show our appreciation.
What’s your ratio of praising to criticism? Just out of interest keep a record for a day or a week and see how often you praise and how often you criticise people. If you praise less than the number of times you criticise or give constructive feedback then you need to praise more. In other words, catch people doing something right rather than catch them doing something wrong!
Give Motivational Feedback
Giving feedback correctly is an art. The idea is that the person receiving the feedback feels motivated to perform not just because you tell them to. Rather than just launch into what they did incorrectly, take a moment to consider what they are already doing well. Have you ever had that situation where you have been working really hard all day and you make one small error and guess which thing you manager talks about? Frustrating isn’t it? So next time you give feedback remember to recognise what they are doing right first.
You might also like
Job seeker uses billboard across from Kitchener's Google office to stand out .. — MetroNews Canada
Brumwell-worked in the information technology and project management fields in recent years for companies including Enbridge. Much of his work in the past five years has been on contract, leading him to want to seek out something more permanent.
Low-tech billboard gets high-tech attention — OurWindsor.ca
Brumwell worked in the information technology and project management fields in recent years for companies including Enbridge. Much of his work in the past five years has been on contract, leading him to want to seek out something more permanent.
A privilege to sharing the joy of music — BDlive
Now he teaches the same instrument as part of his work with Buskaid, although he dreams of starting his own project management business "with a few friends", information technology and project management being what he studied after finishing school.
ASICS Women's Storm Shelter Pant, Black, Medium