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Performance Management

Mon Nov. 4th 2019

Performance management, including regular reviews, is a proper part of the ongoing life of any business. Good processes can lead to strong positive cultural changes in your business and sometimes avoids the necessity of disciplinary action and recruitment processes – a good outcome for everyone.

Managing performance in a positive way also provides a very good opportunity for you as the business owner/manager to show strong and fair leadership.

Quite often managers shy away from the perceived difficulties and friction of performance management and instead look to restructuring. Sometimes these two different concepts do properly cross over but often it is not appropriate to deal with performance through position changing.

Performance management can be a very positive and effective tool and like restructuring there are ways of approaching it which can produce the desired outcomes from staff. It can also provide a safe platform for both parties to proceed to the more formal approach should it be required.


Thelma has assisted us by providing advice, documentation and ongoing coaching through a recent recruitment process. She gave us many tips that we were not aware of including a checklist for the 90 day trial period. She also provided advice and assistance to formalise the induction process which resulted in our new employee becoming productive and feeling a valued part of the team very quickly.
Director, SME, Auckland
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