Problems confronting implementation of SPM in Africa

Effective implementation of strategic performance management (SPM) requires discipline, capacity and commitment, given its complexity and the strictness by which it must be applied to obtain the desired outcome.

The challenges that African countries experience in attempts to apply SPM are indeed related to these values. We capture them under seven key areas as follows: Continue reading

Five steps to effective performance management of staff

In an effective organisation, work is planned in advance, including the way to manage the performance of employees. In this sense, planning means setting performance expectations for groups and individuals.

Planning, thus, is the first step towards effective management of staff performance. The other four steps are monitoring, capacity development, performance rating and rewarding good work. Continue reading