It's no secret at this point that top-performing organizations have largely adopted ongoing, in-the-moment performance management in the place of infrequent appraisals. And why wouldn't they? That ongoing communication is crucial to ensuring that people are always working towards what's beneficial to the business, staying engaged with their work, keeping managers in-the-know and so much more.
But once organizations have adopted this ongoing model for managing performance, what comes next?
I believe that the next step is a link between performance management and learning. See, at its core, performance management is all about monitoring and improving the way in which work gets done (which is a long way of saying "managing performance"). But what if an employee has a performance gap and is having challenges in achieving their performance goals? What if managing their performance requires some development for key knowledge, skills or competencies required to get the job done?
And once an employee has mastered what it takes to be successful in their current role, the natural next step is to take on new responsibilities, take their current strengths and skills to the next level or find new, better approaches to accomplish the same thing. So what do they do? They go out, learn new things and develop new abilities so they can expand their performance and their contributions.
See, performance and learning need to be connected at every stage of talent development. It's a constant back-and-forth of mastering existing skills and picking up new ones. That's the magic of talent development - it never stops.
If your organization has started taking the steps towards an ongoing performance model, or you're already there, and you're looking to find out where to go next, join Cliff Stevenson, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, with me for a webinar on evolving from performance management to talent development. We'll discuss the latest trends in workplace experience, and how to properly position learning and performance to ensure you're maximizing the potential of your people.
It all goes down on December 4, 2018, at 1 p.m. EST.
Register now for Evolving from Performance Management to Talent Development.