Chapter 1

Introduction

It’s now wide­ly recog­nised that annu­al appraisals are no longer appro­pri­ate for man­ag­ing per­for­mance in today’s organ­i­sa­tions. A new method­ol­o­gy known as Con­tin­u­ous Per­for­mance Man­age­ment is being wide­ly adopt­ed in organ­i­sa­tions around the world across all busi­ness sec­tors. This method­ol­o­gy is based upon three sim­ple principles:

  1. Employ­ees should be work­ing towards achiev­ing near-term goals or objec­tives at all times
  2. They should be get­ting fre­quent real-time feed­back on their work
  3. They should be hav­ing reg­u­lar, future-focused check-in’ meetings