When it comes to improving workplace performance, many companies use embarrassingly outdated practices such as annual reviews. Nowadays, it’s all about continuously engaging and motivating employees.
You can start to reap the benefits of a continuous performance process with three key strategies:
1. Measure Performance by Looking Ahead Rather than Back
Annual performance reviews dwell in the past. Much of the feedback is based on yesterday’s news.
Touching base frequently throughout the year is a better approach. Think of performance management as a series of lightweight, ongoing conversations focused on future development rather than past results.
Betterworks software, an innovative cloud-based program, is ideal for setting goals, tracking progress, and marking achievement milestones.
2. Develop the People Who Manage People
Continually work with managers who retain top talent, motivate staff, and boost morale. Make sure that they’re demonstrating genuine interest in each employee’s career path. Making managers more effective makes everyone more effective.
Betterworks nurtures the 360-degree feedback culture in which healthy manager-employee relationships thrive.
3. Emphasize Sense of Purpose
Having a personal sense of purpose is a great motivator. Employees should know that they matter and that you’re rooting for them to learn, grow, and succeed. If they don’t, they’re not likely to stick around.
The Betterworks Continuous Performance Management® solution has a host of features such as gamification and safeguards to prevent unintentional bias. It integrates seamlessly with other productivity tools, and it’s completely scalable.