Performance Management Using Technology

Performance Management Definition: To keep an organisation working as effectively and as efficiently as possible, performance management is used. It is a process where expectation and objectives are set by both the employee and employer, and every certain amount of time, these are looked at and analysed to see where improvements could be made.
Technology Definition: The application of scientific methods to make practical methods to do tasks.
As with most things in modern times, technology is being more useful in the area of Performance Management as it allows people to complete online forms, questionnaires and such to allow … Read more...

Conducting the Appraisal Interview

Appraisal Definition: An appraisal is the act of assessing an employee or a member of a team. These are normally taken place within an interview and are a terms of analysing the performance of that employee. From the analysis employees are normally given advice on how to improve, which they can use to make aims and objectives to build upon until the next appraisal interview occurs.


Step 1: Prepare

Preparing for the interview is very important, having a prepared interviewer will make the interviewee more confident that the review of their performance is being done properly and this in turn … Read more...

How to Approach an Appraisal

There are 6 main steps to approaching an appraisal situation, these are outlined below in bold, the extra text are some notes to help understand what to do and what not to do.

Starting the Appraisal

  • Good News First Vs. Bad News First
  • Handling the Bad News – Criticising
  • Make sure to note what they did well, adding confidence, but including the criticism
  • Set objectives and ways the person can improve, so that they have something good to take from it
  • Make the person think about themselves and work out the problem. If they understand what is wrong with
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Appraisals and Performance Management

Appraisal Definition: An appraisal is the act of assessing an employee or a member of a team. These are normally taken place within an interview and are a terms of analysing the performance of that employee. From the analysis employees are normally given advice on how to improve, which they can use to make aims and objectives to build upon until the next appraisal interview occurs.
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Four Principles of Culture Activity

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Four Principles of Culture Activity Definition: There are four main features which help a company look to see which type of culture it should have in its organisation. These are;
Steady State – This included most of the company, including the finance department, human resource department and offices. This is where the job is a routine and can be planned out, unlike say the management … Read more...

Changing Culture over Time

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Most organisations tend to start off as a power culture, this is because it is set up by a person and he/she wants to run the company their own way, doing what they want to do and meeting their personal objectives, with the help of subordinates.
This leads to organisation growth though, and this means that a power culture will no longer work.
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What Influences the Business Culture?

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Many different factors influence what type of culture an organisation will be, some can be taken from the information found on the;
Power
Role
Task
And Person pages, but as well as that there are factors such as;

  • The History
  • The Technology
  • The Size
  • The Environment
  • The Owners
  • The Employees

I will be going over a brief overview of the factors here, but as most are … Read more...

Person Culture

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Person Culture Definition: The final culture is one that is often used, but is one which employees would probably like to see more. It is a culture which is only there to help the individuals who work there. An example of this type of culture is architects or social groups. It is a cluster, there to help the individuals to profit from themselves.
Person Culture Human Resource Management
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Task Culture

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Task Culture Definition: This culture doesn’t follow the others, as instead of having a Greek symbol; it follows the picture of a net, with some being stronger than others, showing leaders and more influential people within the organisation. Another name this goes by is the matrix structure, which you may have seen in Business Studies.
This culture is all about getting the right people together and Read more...

Role Culture

Culture Definition: Cultures in organisation is defined by how the organisation is run, how the personalities within the organisation interact with each other and also how the structure of the company is set out.
Role Culture Definition: This can be seen as a Greek Temple, there is the top, the leaders, but so that these people succeed they need the people below. The god represented for this culture is Apollo, the Greek god of reason. This is because this culture works by leaders and employees being logical and being rational.
Each department in this type of culture can be seen … Read more...