Explain the flight analogy detailed within the article. Do you agree or disagree with this analogy as it relates to effective performance management?


Just like Flying a Plane?

As described in our introduction for this week, it is important to underscore the rationale behind an effective performance management strategy. A simple flight analogy emphasizes the importance of a clear plan needed in order to meet the intended goal of a plane arriving at a certain time in a certain place despite other obstacles that may fall in its path. Employees need to be given this same degree of detailed guidance and direction in order to hit “target” performance time and again. A clearly defined and well-executed performance management strategy can do wonders for an organization and its employees! It can help to keep the employees on track, despite many organizational obstacles and pitfalls.

To respond to this discussion topic, review the required article by Srinivas (2009) about performance management. Explain the flight analogy detailed within the article. Do you agree or disagree with this analogy as it relates to effective performance management? Explain. Find at least one other peer reviewed article to support your position. Post should be at least 300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings by Day 7.

This assignment is worth 3 points of the total course grade.

Week 5 Discussion 2


Development and Effectiveness

While a performance management strategy may look “good” on paper, executives need to understand how implementing a system like this will benefit the employee and organization, at large. Executives often want to see how a project impacts the “bottom line” in order to spend the needed money and resources to execute it. As such, it is important for us to clearly understand the importance of organizational development and organizational effectiveness as they relate to performance management.

In response to this discussion topic, answer the following questions: What is organizational development? How does it relate to organizational effectiveness? Why is it necessary for a performance management strategy to support both development and effectiveness within an organization? Include one peer reviewed article to support your position. Post should be at least 300 words. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ postings by Day 7.

This assignment is worth 3 points of the total course grade

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