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Conduct an interview with an individual who has worked for the same company for at least three years. Before your interview, locate two peer reviewed articles that provide performance management best practices for organizations similar in size or industry to the organization of the individual whom you will interview. Answer the following questions during your interview:
Determine why, specifically, that person has remained in position for so long.
Does the organization incorporate any performance management best practices?
Detail what the organization is doing right from a performance management standpoint.
Also, discuss some areas of opportunity for the organization.
In a 6 full pages paper (excluding title page or References section), share the results of your interview. Be sure to justify any related conclusions to the above bullet points by incorporating information from your research and weekly readings.
Agunis, H. (2013). Performance management (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN: 9780132556385
de Leeuw, S., van den Berg, P (2011). Improving operational performance by influencing shopfloor behavior via performance management practices. Journal of Operations Management, 29(3), 224. (Retrieved from http://www.isihome.ir/freearticle/ISIHome.ir-21006.pdf (Links to an external site.))
Forslund, H. (2012). Performance management in supply chains: logistics service providers’ perspective. International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, 42(3), 296-311. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Fu, N., Flood, P; Bosak, J., Morris, T., O’Reagan, P. (2013). Exploring the performance effect of HPWS on professional service supply chain management. Supply Chain Management. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Fulmer, R.M., Stumpf, S.A. & Bleak, J. (2009). The strategic development of high potential leaders. Strategy & Leadership, 37(3), 17-22. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Hanselman, O. (2010). Uniting strategy with action using a “Performance Dashboard.” Journal of Performance Management, 22(3), 35-46. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Harbour, J. (2009). Integrated performance management: A conceptual, system-based model. Performance Improvement, 48(7), 10-14. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Luthans, F., Rhee, S., Luthans, B.C., & Avey, J.B. (2008). Impact of behavioral performance management in a Korean application. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 29(5), 427-443. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Ngo, H., Turban, D., Lau, C., & Lui, S. (1998). Human resource practices and firm performance of multinational corporations: Influences of country origin. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 9(4), 632-652. DOI: 10.1080/095851998340937. (Retrieved from EBSCOHost)
Performance Appraisals: Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E34Zt1cEpFA&feature=youtu.be (Links to an external site.) This is a look at the performance appraisal process.
Srinivas, S. (2009). Effective performance management. Journal of Business Logistics, 30(2), 85-102. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Stone, R. (2009). Achieving results with a performance-centered design framework. Performance Improvement, 48(5), 37-44. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Theriou, G.N., & Chatzoglou,P.D. (2008). Enhancing performance through best HRM practices, organizational learning and knowledge management: A conceptual framework. European Business Review, 20(3), 185-207. (Retrieved from ProQuest).
Dencker, J. (2008). Corporate restructuring and sex differences in managerial promotion. American Sociological Review, 73(3), 455-476. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Mucha, M. (2011). Performance management self evaluation. Government Finance Review, 27, 3, 44-46. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Smith, S.M. (2009). Investors in people: The chicken and the egg : HR specialists should be cautious about claims for the standard. Human Resource Management International Digest, 17(1), 38-39. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Turnbull, H., Greenwood, R., Tworoger, L., & Golden, C. (2009). Diversity and inclusion in organizations: Developing an instrument for identification of skill deficiencies. Allied Academies International Conference. Academy of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict. Proceedings, 14(1), 28-33. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
Verano-Tacoronte, D., & Melián-González, S. (2008). Human resources control systems and performance: The role of uncertainty and risk propensity. International Journal of Manpower, 29(2), 161-187. (Retrieved from ProQuest)
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Content CriteriaTotal: 4
Interview clearly meets content requirements.
Peer reviewed articles and weekly readings lend support to proposed ideas.
Answers to why the individual has remained in position, performance management best practices, and organizational strengths and areas of opportunity are highlighted.
Writing and Organization CriteriaTotal: 2
Writing style is clear and concise.
Tone is academic and appropriate for the content and assignment.
Thesis statement is clearly articulated.
Structure is logical, including an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Flow is maintained by effective transitions.
Rules of grammar, punctuation, and spelling are followed.
Adherence to APA formatting requirements is evident.
Research CriteriaTotal: 2
Sources are credible (preferably peer-reviewed), varied, relevant, and current (published within past five years); use of seminal work (e.g. Freud) is encouraged.
Sources inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving and decision-making.
Includes required number of professional/scholarly sources.
Addresses ethical considerations in research when appropriate.
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