Development Cooperation Handbook/How do we manage the human resources of programmes and projects?/Review employee performance

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Evaluation of the Employee Performance is an essential component of the management the project and programme teams. In order to successfully meet the needs of a programme/project, it is important to have a high-performing Project Team made up of individuals who are both technically skilled and motivated to contribute to the project’s outcome. One of the many responsibilities of a Project Manager is to enhance the ability of each Project Team member to contribute to the project, while also fostering individual growth and accomplishment. At the same time, each individual must be encouraged to share ideas and work with others toward a common goal.

Although team performance (as in with project performance) requires more than an addition of individual performances, still the competence, the commitment and the integrity of the individual team members constitute the basic asset upon which team work is established. Through the evaluation of the performance of the individual team embers the programme/project manager will get the information she needs in order to Ensure that the team has adequate knowledge, Establish a Positive Team Environment and a Healthy Communication Climate, Work Properly and Ensure Accountability (thereby fulfilling the basic requirement for an employee empowering organization).

Through the evaluation of the performance the manager will get the information she needs in order to Ensure that the team has adequate knowledge, Establish a Positive Team Environment and a Healthy Communication Climate, Work Properly and Ensure Accountability (thereby fulfilling the basic requirement for an employee empowering organization).

Managing of the project team includes appraisal of employee performance and project performance! The performace reports give the basis for managerial decisions on how to mange the project team. So there is a reiforcing cycle between performance appraisal and performance management of the same nature (but at a different level) of the relationship between execution and evaluation of project (see the cycle approach)

Employee performance includes the employee’s work results such as

  1. quality or quantity of outputs,
  2. work behavior (such as punctuality)
  3. job-related attributes (such as cooperation and initiative).

After conducting employee performace reviews managers should:

  • provide feedback to employees about how well they have performed on established goals.
  • provide feedback to employees about areas in which the subordinate is weak or could do better.
  • take corrective action to address problems with employees performing at or below the minimum expectations.
  • reward superior performers to encourage their continued excellence.


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