In HR we need to stay up to date with the latest performance management trends. It's the only real way to ensure we're motivating and encouraging our team in the most effective way. As the years go by, our knowledge of human psychology advances. On top of this, each generation is motivated and driven by different factors. If we don't keep up, our companies fall behind and in this great war for talent we'll lose out to our more forward-thinking competitors.
So with each and every year that goes by, we need to reassess and adjust our performance management systems and
In 2019, we can expect further change and refinement with regards to performance management. As someone who lives and breathes performance management, I have spoken to industry analysts, academics and HR leaders. I have also attended a number of conferences and I've compiled a list of three top performance management trends that are likely to set the new year alight.
Discussions about mental wellness and wellbeing will become common during performance check-ups
Over the past few years more and more companies have transitioned to continuous performance management, which entails regular performance discussions. Such discussions usually occur on a monthly basis. Employee and manager are able to develop more of an open and trusting relationship, meaning any and all issues that are impeding progress and good performance can be discussed –
While this is true, a surprising number of employees are still reluctant to discuss mental health problems in the workplace. This can be for a number of reasons – they fear
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In 2018, Josh Bersin expressed the need for businesses to become social enterprises,
As we move into 2019, such discussions are likely to play a bigger part in employee check-ins. Addressing these issues are fundamental when it comes to helping employees perform at their
High-performance coaching will become increasingly popular
As mentioned, regular feedback has become standard over the past few years. This is a good thing, as we know quality and frequent feedback is beneficial to employee performance. But feedback isn't everything. Employees also need coaching, instruction
Made popular in the worlds of sport and the military, high-performance coaching involves helping an individual be all they can be. This concept helps employee and manager highlight strengths and areas for
This emerging trend of high-performance coaching in business has been prompted in a big way by the desire for continuous learning and development, and a focus on the growth mindset, something Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has pushed at Microsoft with great success.
Attention will shift from employee engagement to efficiency of employees and managers
Employee engagement has been an HR buzzword over the past few years. Of course, it's a critical concern – engaged employees are essential to the success of a well-performing business. They are generally happier, more productive and more determined to help their company thrive.
In 2019, however, analysts have predicted that a new trend will emerge – that of
Gallup has shown that the biggest factor in terms of employee engagement is a relationship with management. As such, an emerging trend in performance management technology will be a focus on how we can empower and support managers to be more effective at their