University of Technology Sydney

21072 Performance Management: Theory and Practice

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This subject examines the role and nature of performance management systems in contemporary organisations. The needs and expectations of both organisations and individuals are explored and the sources of performance difficulties identified. The business requirement to align individual and organisational goals is examined and the implications for each stage of the human resource management process is analysed. Approaches to performance management and enhancement are examined and critically evaluated. The subject examines the roles of HRM specialists, line managers and individual employees/contractors in identifying essential job functions and relating them to the organisation's goals, developing appropriate performance standards, providing needed feedback about performance, developing and enhancing performance as well as dealing with performance problems.

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