August 1st 2006

Executive Summary: Improving Performance Through Appraisal Dialogues

This executive summary outlines the key themes and recommendations from the full research report, Improving Performance Through Appraisal, which examines whether the formal dialogue in performance appraisal between an employee and their manager is effective in improving the employee's performance. Through member input, the characteristics of effective appraisals are revealed, including how they can be used to align individual and organisational goals and different appraisal techniques.

Some of the topics covered in this executive summary on improving performance through appraisal include:
• Measuring the effectiveness of current appraisals
• Key characteristics of effective appraisal discussions
• Findings from case studies and in-depth interviews
• Aligning individual and organisational goals through discussion
• Appraisal training for managers
• The impact of culture on appraisal effectiveness
• Ideas for fixing the motivation gap

Here, you can download and view the report’s executive summary. The full report on Improving Performance Through Appraisal is accessible for CRF members only. If you are not a member and are interested in discussing membership, please contact Richard Hargreaves on richard@crforum.co.uk.

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