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What is Performance Management?

Posted on January 27, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Performance Management (PM) is a part of Organizational Behavior Management which is a sub-discipline of Applied Behavior Analysis.

According to Daniels & Bailey, 2014, Performance Management is creating a workplace that "brings out the best in people while generating the highest value for the organization."

What does that mean? PM focuses on increasing desirable workplace behaviors and decreasing undesirable workplace behavior. Results are seen quickly by maximizing performance. PM is a way to bring your passion to your job so you don't have to "work" a day in your life. Fun and work do mix. It increases many metrics for any organization.

PM includes operationally defining pinpoints (business targets), identifying the influences on performance, interventions to improve performance and measuring results.

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