An introduction to humanising performance management
The term performance management, while a vital part of any organisation’s long-term strategy, can lack a bit of humanity. Managing performance as an idea, seems less about the people and more about their output.
However, in times of incredible change, mass remote working, increased stress, and a whole new set of pressures on every day life, performance management is now the perfect chance to check up on the people behind the productivity.
Over the next couple of months, we’ll be exploring different aspects of performance management and how you can use this process to invest in your people in a time when they may feel isolated.
Going beyond video calls, virtual daily stands ups, and constant email threads, performance management can provide an opportunity for you to connect with your people and help everyone in your organisation to connect the dots between wellbeing and staff retention, employee engagement, and business success.
While the times we live in may be unprecedented, the notion of putting your people first doesn’t need to be.
We’ve also created a template, available through each of the articles in this series, to help you structure check ins with your people. Whether you have a performance management system in place or not, this template is to help your managers to find the right balance between managing performance and focusing on wellbeing in a time where looking after each other has never been more important.