Savvy Performance Management

Turn painful performance management into Savvy Conversations

kirjoittanut Sarah Harvey
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60 pages
This book is for anyone who has ever tried to manage people’s performance and is convinced there must be a better way.
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Sarah Harvey is an Organisational Development (OD) consultant, training facilitator and executive coach. With over 30 years experience of managing and leading people personally as well as working alongside managers and leaders at all levels, Sarah has experienced the highs and lows of managing people

This book is for anyone who has ever tried to manage people’s performance and is convinced there must be a better way.

It provides managers and leaders at all levels with a practical take on how to create and embed a high performance culture through day-to-day strategies and techniques that really work.

Read this book to discover:

  • The truth about performance management in todays organisations
  • What really motivates people to do their best work
  • How to create and embed a high performance culture
  • What techniques and strategies genuinely achieve better performance
  • How to ditch painful performance management and replace it with Savvy Conversations
  1. Performance Management: The New Context
  2. Performance Management in today’s workplace
  3. Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations
  4. Using the power of 1-1’s as a key performance management tool
  5. Meeting the challenges of managing virtually
  6. Identifying the performance management culture gap
  7. Understanding the role of objectives and goal setting
  8. Motivating people to do their best work
  9. Why Savvy Conversations will transform your performance discussions
  10. Using my CREDS Model for more effective performance conversations
This is a great book and I can highly recommend it if you are having to deal with a number of difficult conversations, at work or in your personal life. The author clearly explains how to address them whilst maintaining the relationship.
It’s hard to believe, isn’t it, that this is Sarah’s first book. Given the depth and breadth of her extensive practical experience, coupled with the fact that she is savvier than the average HR professional, people may think this book is long overdue. But generous to a fault, Sarah is prepared to share her unique insights for the greater good in this wonderful enlightening read that follows the success of her sold-out masterclasses. Like Sarah, many of us in HR are likely to have had misgivings with the general approach to Performance Management and how some practices are becoming outdated, stale and ineffective. So can you imagine letting go of the tired traditional approach and discovering something more modern and refreshing to boost employee engagement leading to improved productivity, profit and success in today’s culture? Sarah’s savvy writing dissolves the mysteries of Performance Management to allow you to become a truly effective manager in control of your service and feeling empowered to succeed by achieving real mastery. I don’t know what you’ll find to be the most interesting, whether it be what motivates people to do their best, the planning and integrating of quality 1 to 1’s, plugging the performance management culture gap or understanding the underlying importance of goal setting by craving a commitment to a cause that is greater than one’s self. For me, it was how all these important factors come together to ultimately link to Sarah’s unique concept of ‘Savvy Conversations’ and her intriguing ‘CREDS’ model. Getting results, while maintaining relationships and avoiding conflict has got to be worth a shot, hasn’t it? If you feel your performance management systems are failing then it is worth trying something new and innovative …a CREDible alternative to bring about positive change…… otherwise “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”- Henry Ford.
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