Category Archives: Performance Objectives

How to Identify Performance Objectives

  I just got this message from someone who has been reading my blogs: Hi Joan I’ve been reading your blogs …thanks they are a big help. I’m not good at coming up with objectives have you got any tips? Best wishes, J. It’s a good question! Here’s my reply Coming up with performance objectivesContinue Reading

A Question about Performance Objectives and Job Descriptions

Just recently an office manager contacted me with a question around how to use Job Descriptions as the basis for writing performance objectives. Here’s the question and (of course!) my answer The question about Performance Objectives Hi Joan I am struggling with a problem. I am attaching copies of the Job descriptions to see ifContinue Reading

Helping Your Staff to Achieve Their Performance Objectives

Are your staff struggling to achieve their performance objectives? Do they need some help in dealing with problems they are having in meeting those objectives? I used to find it really frustrating when my staff didn’t meet the objectives I had agreed with them. Sometimes, though, I found they simply needed some help in overcomingContinue Reading

Does Your Employee Have Time to Meet Their Performance Objectives?

What is the most common reason you have heard, from your employees, for not meeting their performance objectives? Would it be: ‘I just didn’t have the time’ or ‘I ran out of time’? I’ve coached dozens of managers in how to talk to an employee who has failed to meet a performance objective. Very often, whenContinue Reading

Do Your Employee’s Behaviours Reflect Your Business Values?

Are your employees behaving in a way that reflects your business values? When employee’s behaviours go against the values of your organisation, are those behaviours addressed? Here is some interesting research by the CIPD: 73% (of employees) stated it was important for organisations to have defined values which govern employee behaviour 40% of employees reportContinue Reading

Managing Upwards: Why Use Performance Objectives?

In my blog ‘Using Performance Objectives for Managing Upwards’ I explained how you could use performance objectives to encourage your manager to get clear with you about their expectations of your performance. I’ve since been asked the question; Why do I need to write my own performance objectives? Isn’t that my manager’s job? It’s certainlyContinue Reading

How to Teach Your Staff to Write Performance Objectives

In my blog ‘How to encourage your staff to write performance objectives’ I wrote about the benefits – to your staff – of writing their own objectives. In my blog ‘Helping your staff to write performance objectives’ I outlined a method called ‘using what you’ve got’ to write those objectives. In this blog I’m goingContinue Reading

What’s the difference between tasks and performance objectives?

I had another great question sent to me recently – this time about how to write performance objectives for a cook! Now, I know absolutely nothing about managing a cook (I know very little about cooking either) but I do like a challenge and there is a very interesting point about the difference between performanceContinue Reading

Can We Link Employee Engagement and Performance Objectives?

I had a great question sent to me this week asking if there is a connection or link between Employee Engagement and Performance Objectives. Here’s the question Hi Joan, I would like to say that your article on the performance objectives was great. It helped me a lot in understanding how to set objectives forContinue Reading

Helping Your Employees to Write Performance Objectives

In my blog ‘How to encourage your staff to write performance objectives’ I talked about an email I’d received asking for advice on how to involve staff in writing their own performance objectives. I suggested the start point was to, firstly, engage staff with the idea of writing their own objectives In this blog we’reContinue Reading