Looking At Performance Measurement Instruments

We’ve come a long way in understanding and embracing the concept of performance management, at both corporate and individual levels, and the best part of this progress is that more of us know the distinction between performance management (the integrated system that we have been talking about in the last few articles), and, performance measurement, or appraisal, which is the actual assessment of delivery against targets.

There are many different types and levels of performance measurement tools in the market today, and, as far as branding goes, there are some that are positioned as superior to others but rather look at concepts of reliability and validity rather than the many bells and whistles accompanying modern packages.

Reliability simply means that the measurement tool will consistently yield the same outcomes regardless of who is using it. This is very important to establish and maintain the credibility of your performance management system.

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Just recently, the Manual Workers Union successfully interdicted BotswanaPost from implementing new terms and conditions of employment for its members without the union’s knowledge.The union then took the BotswanaPost to court seeking to stop the postal parastatal from implementing terms and conditions of the workers who fall under their membership without being involved on their behalf.In his ruling, Justice Isaac Bahuma of the Gaborone...

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