Category Archives: Performance Objectives

Improving staff motivation by recognising staff as ‘valued contributors’

Are the managers in your business looking for ways to improve staff motivation (and improve how hard their staff work!)? A recent Globoforce report, Workforce Mood Tracker September 2011, states that 69% of respondents say that they would work harder if they felt that their efforts were better recognised. Their research also uncovered several themesContinue Reading

Example Objectives: Performance Management

Improving Performance Management: Example Objectives I’ve often been asked by Senior Managers, HR and Learning professionals ‘how can we encourage the managers in our business to be more effective at performance management?’ My first question is always ‘have you described to these managers what you mean by effective performance management?’ Very often the answer isContinue Reading

Management by Objectives: A Key Management Tool

Management by Objectives: Do managers understand its effectiveness? Do the managers in your business understand how effective management by objectives is as a management tool for improving staff performance and job satisfaction? Do they know that research shows us that: 1. When staff members have clear objectives with effective measures their performance improves by over 30%Continue Reading

Management by Objectives: Too ‘Old School’ as a management technique?

Management by Objectives: Still a valid management tool? Are the managers in your organisation reluctant to use performance objectives, as a way of improving staff performance and satisfaction? Is it because they see ‘Management by Objectives’ as an old model of management – too ‘old school’? Do they say things like • Shouldn’t we haveContinue Reading

Performance Objectives: What Are They?

In my video ‘Motivating Staff With Powerful Performance Objectives’ I teach a step by step process for writing objectives. But do the managers in your business every ask you – ‘what, exactly, are performance objectives’? Here’s a simple answer you might find useful: “Performance objectives are written descriptions of what good performance in the jobContinue Reading

Writing Objectives – How to use a Model

Writing objectives that define what we expect of our staff can be a challenge. Many managers know that research shows that staff members who know clearly what is expected of them are both more productive and have higher levels of job satisfaction than those who don’t. They might also know that achieving high levels of clarity with our staffContinue Reading

Writing Objectives : How to use some ‘reverse thinking’

Writing Objectives – Why bother? The purpose of writing objectives (and then agreeing those performance objectives with staff) can be an uphill battle for many managers. So why bother? Well, research consistently demonstrates that staff members who know what is expected of them are both more productive and have higher levels of job satisfaction thanContinue Reading

Writing Objectives: Without reinventing the wheel!

Writing Objectives: Are your managers reinventing the wheel? Research consistently demonstrates that staff members who know what is expected of them are both more productive and have higher levels of job satisfaction than those who don’t. Writing objectives is an effective way of achieving that clarity of expectations but writing objectives can also be time consumingContinue Reading