To performance manage or not to performance manage

Apparently, there are issues.

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Bad data

The easy way to make the organization “perform” better is to use bad data. The oldest article I have seen on this bad-data problem was from 1912.

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ICMA and performance

There is some truth in this post, but there is also a lot more that is missing. First, the articles from the 1930s were not the beginning, the beginning can be found several decades before, was developed by and lost features in the 1920s, and have roots even further back. And second, the practice isn’t static, what we find today is substantially different than the Simon/Ridley practices of this time period.

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Uses and abuses of performance measurement

Measures of performance are useless when the definitions are hidden and the information of interest is hidden behind alternate definitions.

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The rediscovery of already rediscovered material

The cycle never ends.

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Grading restaurants

The practice is growing.

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Pew Talks Performance Budgeting

See it here

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This is the most difficult problem in performance data

Non-sampling errors

I think I will try to address this better in the spring.

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It seems like I am posting more and more don’t belive this links.

Here is an example of (at least as described in the text) research that doesn’t tell you anything about performance. The reason is that asking these employees this kind of questions in this kind of survey is a poor method of knowing anything about actual performance.

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More on performance including pay for performance

There are useful links on this page as well.

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