Topic: Effective executive evaluations and motivators for enhanced employee performance.
Engellandt A. & Riphahn, R. (2011) Evidence on Incentive Effects of Subjective Performance Evaluations, Industrial & Labor Relations Review 64(2), 241-257. Abstract: The authors investigate the effect of managerial performance evaluation styles on employee work effort. Using panel data on 4,080 employees in a Swiss unit of an international company for the period 1999-2002, they test two hypotheses using paid and unpaid overtime work as effort indicators. The company applies two performance-based remuneration mechanisms: an individual "surprise" bonus and one in which salary is affected by the extent to which an individual has reached personalized targets. The authors hypothesize that effort is higher in departments in which individual performance evaluations are more flexible over time as well as when surprise bonuses are used more frequently. Both hypotheses are supported, and the estimated effects are substantial. Increases in rating flexibility or bonus payments by one standard deviation above the mean increase average overtime hours by more than 20%. The findings are robust and suggest that surprise bonuses and flexible performance evaluations over time provide effective incentives.
Bert D. R. & Zeger Z. (2010) Business Strategy review, More Important Then Results 21(2), 81-83
Abstract: Managing only for results leads to crises, say Bert De Reyck and Zeger Degraeve. Reward people for the decisions they make, not just for the results they create.
Gowing M., Morris D., Adler S., & Gold M.(2008) Public Personnel Management The Next Generation of Meeting Assesment: Some Case Studies 37(4) 435-455
Abstract: In this article, we provide a brief overview of Leadership theory and research, some background on the traditional assessment center process, and detailed descriptions of three of the latest approaches to...