Creating a Tradition of Excellence in Your Organization-The Use of Performance Management
Looking at many organizations, it is such a common trend where we see people promise some key deliverables but at the end of it, they fail to follow through on these to see them realized. For some, it has been a habit of committing to a deadline of some kind knowing well enough that they will not be able to deliver on them but they are sitting pretty knowing that there will be no one to hold them accountable for the same at the end of the day.
According to a recent survey, as many as 78% of corporate leaders actually identified with the issue of the problem of getting the right things done as one that really plagued their companies. Thanks to these, we have seen the fact that one of the ingredients that has been missing in a number of organizations yet so important is that of accountability.
This is partly explained by the fact of the fast paced nature of the business environment that we happen to be in today. There is so much demanding our time and attention and as such we seem way strained to keep up with the pressures of each day and as well it’s getting harder to accomplish much of what we have committed to do.
In as much as these explain the lack of accountability, there is the other element of a lack of a performance management system which as well explains the reasons behind the inefficiencies you may be facing in your workplace. Of course it is to be noted as a fact that where there isn’t in place such s system for performance management, one that is indeed aligned to the organization key and strategic goals, it can be such a challenge for you to engage your team members to follow through on the need to do the right things and have them done within the required time-frame.
By and large, if at all you are looking for a solution to help you build such a culture of organization accountability in your setup, then you need to consider it wise and critical for you to have in place a structured performance management process and these indeed go a long way in supporting whatever ongoing efforts there are towards these. Actually, the performance management systems do help with the need to have all members in your team be aligned to your organizational goals and objectives, the key and strategic goals and objectives and added to this, they get to focus their attention on what things need to be done and giving the deadlines for the same. Over and above this, the performance management systems as well are helpful to management as it is them that keep them on tabs on what is most important, knowing well the priority areas to rally behind otherwise they can as well get off track and mislead the entire organization.