Getting the Best Out of Performance Management in Your School

Author: Chris Baker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135383812
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Tried-and-tested by specialist educational consultants Hay Management Consultants, this volume will help head teachers and subject leaders make the most out of performance management in their schools. The government's insistence that each school in England (whether primary or secondary) implements a performance management system has lead schools to see this imposition as yet another bureaucratic chore. This volume shows how performance management can be turned to a school's advantage to improve teaching and school performance. Highly practical in tone, the book shows how schools can turn a government imposition into an opportunity for realistic and tangible improvement.

Managing and Measuring Employee Performance

Author: Elizabeth Houldsworth
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749444778
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As performance management becomes better integrated into businesses, attitudes and approaches to it are evolving. Through case studies and detailed practice examples from leading international organizations, this text addresses the increasing demand for managers in all sectors to manage and measure staff performance. Performance management includes measures on teamwork, long-term thinking, building human capital and customer loyalty. It values leaders who build human capital by motivating employees and developing and managing talent. The book identifies two means of performance management. Performance development promises a motivating workplace and employee career training. Performance measurement, holds employees accountable and measures their contribution. Both have strengths and drawbacks, but successful businesses balance the two to foster employee growth. Includes original research of managers and their attitudes to performance management procedures.

Performance Management Revisited

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Publisher: Adamson Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 0948543523
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Performance Management Revisited provides all the tools needed by those involved in performance management in schools - whether as the reviewer or the person reviewed, or as the SIP - so as to enable them to carry out the process fairly, efficiently and to the benefit of all.Drawing on actual experience in schools, this book: .contains photocopiable forms for all stages in the process .details the legal requirements .covers the whole cycle from preparation to monitoring .explains the differences between the new system and the previous one .applies to all those involved: teachers, headteachers, line managers, other staff and governors .includes the performance management of support staff."

Beyond Performance Management

Author: Jeremy Hope
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422142264
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There’s a bewildering array of management tools out there. And they all promise to help you excel at the toughest parts of your job: defining your organization’s strategic direction, managing customers and costs, and boosting workforce performance. But just 30 percent of these tools deliver as intended. Why? As Jeremy Hope and Steve Player reveal in Beyond Performance Management, while many tools are sound in theory, they’re misused by most organizations. For example, executives buy and implement a tool without first asking, “What problem are we trying to solve?” And they use tools to command and control frontline teams, not empower them—a serious and costly mistake. In this eminently useful, clear-eyed book, the authors critically review dozens of well-known management tools—from mission statements, balanced scorecards, and rolling forecasts to key performance indicators, Six Sigma, and performance appraisals. They explain how to select the right tools for your organization, how to implement them correctly, and how to extract maximum value from each. Brimming with rigorous analysis and solid advice, Beyond Performance Management helps you swiftly gauge the value of each management tool, as well as navigate the increasingly crowded field of offerings—so the tools you select deliver fully on their promise.

Get Rid of the Performance Review

Author: Samuel A. Culbert
Publisher: Business Plus
ISBN: 0446569712
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The performance review. It is one of the most insidious, most damaging, and yet most ubiquitous of corporate activities. We all hate it. And yet nobody does anything about it. Until now... Straight-talking Sam Culbert, management guru and UCLA professor, minces no words as he puts managers on notice that -- with the performance review as their weapon of choice -- they have built a corporate culture based on intimidation and fear. Teaming up with Wall Street Journal Senior Editor Lawrence Rout, he shows us why performance reviews are bogus and how they undermine both creativity and productivity. And he puts a good deal of the blame squarely on human resources professionals, who perpetuate the very practice that they should be trying to eliminate. But Culbert does more than merely tear down. He also offers a substitute -- the performance preview -- that will actually accomplish the tasks that performance reviews were supposed to, but never will: holding people accountable for their actions and their results, and giving managers and their employees the kind of feedback they need for improving their skills and to give the company more of what it needs. With passion, humor, and a rare insight into what motivates all of us to do our best, Culbert offers all of us a chance to be better managers, better employees and, indeed, better people. Culbert has long said his goal is to make the world of work fit for human consumption. "Get Rid of the Performance Review!" shows us how to do just that.

How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals

Author: Dick Grote
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422142701
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Do you supervise people? If so, this book is for you. One of a manager’s toughest—and most important—responsibilities is to evaluate an employee’s performance, providing honest feedback and clarifying what they’ve done well and where they need to improve. In How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals, Dick Grote provides a concise, hands-on guide to succeeding at every step of the performance appraisal process—no matter what performance management system your organization uses. Through step-by-step instructions, examples, do-and-don’t bullet lists, sample dialogues, and suggested scripts, he shows you how to handle every appraisal activity from setting goals and defining job responsibilities to evaluating performance quality and discussing the performance evaluation face-to-face. Based on decades of experience guiding managers through their biggest challenges, Grote helps answer the questions he hears most often: • How do I set goals effectively? How many goals should someone set? • How do I evaluate a person’s behaviors? Which counts more, behaviors or results? • How do I determine the right performance appraisal rating? How do I explain my rating to a skeptical employee? • How do I tell someone she’s not meeting my expectations? How do I deliver bad news? Grote also explains how to tackle other thorny performance management tasks, including determining compensation and terminating poor performers. In accessible and useful language, How to Be Good at Performance Appraisals will help you handle performance appraisals confidently and successfully, no matter the size or culture of your organization. It’s the one book you need to excel at this daunting yet critical task.

Motivating Your Team

Author: Peter R. Taylor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848605439
Format: PDF, Docs
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'Motivating Your Team is an excellent handbook for all those who intend to get the best out to their team, to motivate, lead and support individuals as well as groups of people, and thus assist them in maximizing their performance as professionals....[It] is an excellent resource I would like to recommend wholeheartedly to all those who are involved in appraisal processes in whatever capacity' - Educational Management Administration and Leadership 'Taylor has produced a book which goes to the theoretical and practical heart of coaching in modern school leadership' - Management in Education 'Each page arrives crisp and clear underpinned by a transparent rationale... A useful addition on the book shelf of head teachers and school leadership programmes' - ESCalate Designed to help you get the best out of your team, this practical book shows you how to motivate and engage people through the effective design, application and review of performance management. Checklists and practical guidance notes are provided to help you understand the principles and practice of effective performance management and how the process can be an essential lever in enhancing the performance and motivation of individuals and teams in your organization. Headteachers, team leaders, governors and trainers will reach for this book again and again.

Effective School Management

Author: K.B. Everard
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847877621
Format: PDF
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`This edition is more focussed on the leadership demands of managers both within the school and its community. This book can be used as a source of reference for anyone on a school manager position, written by people who practice management on educational organizations themselves, it deals with the fundamentals of what management is the many roles of the manager' - Headteacher Update `The book is clearly structured, with an informative table to contents. Each chapter ends with practical tasks which could be sued either by an individual at home or by groups in a training session. The book is worth adding to any staffroom library for the section of "time-management techniques" alone. If only I has acquired the habit of "starting each day by writing list of all the things that should be done that day and starring them to indicate importance" in recognition that "the critical distinction is between what is urgent and what is important"!' - Education Review `This book provides a thoroughly comprehensive guide to managing staff, meetings, motivating people, managing conflict, health and safety and much more' - Nursery Equipment This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its Fourth Edition. Targeting the contents directly to the needs of today's school manager. The book is now even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting. New sections have been written to deal with emerging pressures on heads: - the increasing complexity of employment legislation - the management of risk - performance management - flexibility in the curriculum - the inclusion agenda - team development and leadership - the effect of the government's new approach to early years education. Recent research and developments have been incorporated and the content has been extensively updated. The authors' fresh and readable style, coupled with their use of proven interactive exercises, makes the book a first choice for busy heads and senior staff in all schools.

Performance Management

Author: Sara Bubb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134129947
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This research-based book offers practical guidance on how to go about performance management. Based on experience of working with schools and running courses, and using the latest research on business strategies appropriate for education, it: o looks at what performance management means in practice o offers advice on how to go about monitoring o explains how to use data from pupil assessments o suggests ways to judge the effectiveness of teaching through analysing children's work o gives guidance on monitoring planning, assessment and observing lessons o proposes how to 1853467693reas for development, set objectives and draw up action plans o contains useful photocopiable formats o uses case study material to illustrate potential problems and good practice Throughout, the purpose is to help schools and teachers to be more effective.