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This literature review aims to examine and evaluate the existing literature, which relates to the role of performance management in both controlling and developing employees. In the beginning, the review will emphasize on defining ‘performance management’, its brief history, evolution, and definitions through the existing literature available. In between this literature review, will highlight the issues related to performance management, which act as a hindrance in its perfect execution in organisations. The latter part of this literature review will focus on the examination of existing research if any, which has aimed to identify a link or no link between performance management and controlling and developing employees. Finally, limitations in the existing literature will be discussed before coming to a conclusion. OBJECTIVES

The primary objective of this literature review was to review and critically analyse existing literature/ existing research on performance management and its role in both controlling and developing employees. Therefore the objectives are: •To review and critically analyse existing literature

To establish any link/no link in the role of performance management in both controlling and developing employees with supporting literature •To critique and conclude the findings


Literature Review
History and definition of Performance Management
To establish the role of Performance Management in controlling and developing employees it is imperative to understand the definition of Performance Management and its evolution. Evolution
Performance Management is relatively a new concept, which has developed tremendously since the last two decades. As per CIPD (2009) Performance Management has been around in the language of HR and people management since the 1980’s. The above point is also mentioned by Williams R, (1998) stating that Performance Management came into prominence in the late 1980s/ early 1990s....
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