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The Positive Impact of Values on Performance Management

Posted by Nicole Vierzba on Tue, Feb 28, 2012

By:  Charlie Martin, founder, engagementtoolbox.com

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Most companies have a set of core values. In some cases these values are in a drawer and never get seen and in others they are posted everywhere and don"t get lived. On a more positive note there are companies (the ones people like to work for and the more successful ones) who have clear values, have them displayed, talk about them frequently live them and use them as part of their performance management system.

In those organizations where the values are real and lived they add real value in managing performance. As an example the values might be used as follows:

  • Values are discussed, distributed and committed to in writing during the onboarding process.

  • They are visible in many places and many ways throughout the organization.

  • They are lived at every level in the organization.

  • They are discussed in every performance review in a discussion about not what results were achieved but how the results were achieved relative to the core values.

  • They are used as the reference point for behavioral infractions of any kind

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About the Author:
Charlie Martin is the Founder and Head Coach of engagementtoolbox (http://.www.engagementtoolbox.com) Charlie is the author of The Tools of Engagement, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) certified by the International Coach Federation and a seasoned leader with over 35 years of experience in a variety of senior level positions in a variety of industries. He can be reached at Charlie@engagementtoolbox.com

Topics: development, performance, management, organization