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Performance Management

Are your performance management processes effective?

Effective performance management, which includes appraisals and continuous feedback, should be the anchor of any people strategy. It gives employees clear direction - builds clarity, alignment, engagement and morale.

Organisations who communicate clear expectations of performance and are able to address underperformance in a timely way see greater engagement from employees and better returns to the bottom line.

Managing performance effectively requires managers and leaders to:

  • Set clear, stretching, yet achievable goals
  • Give continuous feedback, not just in performance reviews
  • Align feedback with rewards and consequences
  • Coach employees how to achieve goals and develop their skills
  • Create actionable development plans, with clear on the job learning goals
  • Differentiate performance within the team and communicate this effectively
  • Reward and recognise good performance and address poor performance quickly.

Dakota Blue can help you to:

  • Develop your performance management structure & tools
  • Deliver programmes on how to effectively manage performance
  • Ensure alignment of your performance and reward structures
  • Use tools and techniques to embed a ‘culture of performance’.

1-to-1 Management Development

We also offer 1-to-1 management development in the form of individual coaching/mentoring sessions.

This is best suited to managers who are unable to attend a full workshop due to time constraints, or for those who are struggling with a particular people managment issue and need some outside guidance and support.

We all need people who will give us feedback, that’s how we improve

Bill Gates Microsoft What our clients say about us