Search Content


Content Categories



Performance Training for Managers

Performance management systems really mean performance improvement for employees. I've heard sufficient stories to know that it doesn't always work out this way but on questioning HR people, employees and line managers, it is not the process or the software which is broken. The truth is the line management team and executive team are never taught how to manage people by setting objectives, measures and goals for them. This is all about consulting and training, not software.

A minor consulting industry is now forming around alignment consulting, strategy mapping and cascading objectives. Early practitioners are helping the CEO, executivess and managers to work with their teams and set meaningful goals. It is very much an issue of using the correct language at each level of the organisation. These consultants convert executive-speak to manager-speak to employee-speak. Ultimately, employees start doing what the executives really want, not instructions misinterpreted and changed by several layers of middle management.


Performance management systems really mean performance improvement for employees. I've heard sufficient stories to know that it doesn't always work out this way but on questioning HR people, employees and line managers, it is not the process or the software which is broken. The truth is the line management team and executive team are never taught how to manage people by setting objectives, measures and goals for them. This is all about consulting and training, not software.

A minor consulting industry is now forming around alignment consulting, strategy mapping and cascading objectives. Early practitioners are helping the CEO, executivess and managers to work with their teams and set meaningful goals. It is very much an issue of using the correct language at each level of the organisation. These consultants convert executive-speak to manager-speak to employee-speak. Ultimately, employees start doing what the executives really want, not instructions misinterpreted and changed by several layers of middle management.


Related Sales Automation Articles

Knol is open to everyone


A few months ago Google announced that we were testing a new product called Knol. Knols are authoritative articles about specific topics, written by people who know about those subjects. Today, Google made Knol available to everyone....

Read more about Knol is open to everyone...

"Cloud of Clouds"


2008 Recap In 2008, we saw the early seeds of a "cloud of clouds" emerging. It started in April with Salesforce and Google announcing integration between Google Apps and Salesforce to bridge the gap between Google's productivity applications and...

Read more about "Cloud of Clouds" ...