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Performance Management and Organizational Goals

Jeanette Lashley

Dr. Marie Line Germain, Ph. D.

HRM 538 Performance Management

April 28, 2013

Using the concepts of performance management and organizational goals, develop an argument regarding the relationship between the two (2) concepts. Be sure to include discussion regarding the impact of one to another and the challenges presented.

Organizational goals are the overall objectives, purpose and mission established by the leaders/owners of a business. These goals are typically focusing on the long range operational goals of the company. These goals should and generally are communicated to each employee at the beginning of their employment with the company. By clearly communicating these goals to each employee, this gives the employee the ability to decide if they want to be a part of the success of the organization or if they need to look elsewhere. Organizational goals are used as motivators to keep the employees' eyes on what the ultimate objective is - what they are ultimately working to achieve, and what keeps them employed. (Cothran & Wysocki, 2012).

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) defines Performance Management as "the systematic process by which an agency involves it employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals." (www.opm.gov, 2013) Managing employee performance on a day to day basis is the key to ensuring the success of an organization. By keeping the company's goals in front of you daily, it is ensuring that the expectations are clearly defined and easily accessible, and reminds the employees what is expected of them. It is the supervisors and managers responsibility to monitor the employees performance and determine that they are meeting expectations of the department and organization. (http://humanresources.about.com, 2013) By daily monitoring performance and...
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