For Exceptional Development Managers the Future of Performance Management and Development Is Now

For Exceptional Development Managers the Future of Performance Management and Development Is Now

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Kevin Oakes, CEO of i4cpdescribes performance management as one of the key human capital practices that his company’s research proves is linked to bottom line success indicators. After his presentation to the Pacific NW HRPS affiliate in Portland, OR, Kevin responded to a question about the future of performance management. He predicted in the future there would be a much tighter integration of performance management and development planning, so that managers ensure employees’ performance efforts occur in tandem with their development actions

Our ears really pricked up. Why? Because the exceptional development managers we talked to have already made that breakthrough. Exceptional managers routinely cover both bases. They work with people to set stretch goals for performance and that in turn creates a gap in learning. Then, very naturally, managers provide the continuous support of that learning on the job. Their feedback is ongoing both in meetings and in informal interactions. They do not view development as an after-the-fact or separate activity. Voila, joint performance and development plans are created and executed in tandem, with managers involved throughout the year. Performance and development are woven together into every day work adding new results and capabilities for the business along the way. Now that’s the way to make “Talent your business.”