Some developing African countries, including Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana and Kenya, have developed performance contract systems to manage productivity of their public sectors.
But what is performance contracting? This has been a subject of considerable debate among scholars and human resource practitioners. Continue reading
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
Countries that have adopted performance management systems in public sector organisations have experienced remarkable transformation, resulting in positive economic growth.
Because of their focus on outcomes and not compliance, performance measurement systems allow agencies to be innovative in their implementation of programmes. Continue reading
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
Strategic Performance Management, or simply SPM, can be defined as an integrated approach to delivering sustained outcomes as desired by the key stakeholders of an organisation.
SPM is a complex undertaking, yet a critical one. It helps to keep processes, programmes or initiatives on the right path towards the desired objectives. Continue reading
Many organisations come up with great strategic plans, but then fail to manage them effectively. There are five critical activities that management is advised to engage in to support the proper implementation of any strategic plan. They are grouped into two: Preparatory and Execution steps. Continue reading
Strategic planning is a meticulous effort, more so because strategies for organisational progress must be realistic and specific. Yet while that is so, there are industry and business trends that have recently influenced organisational strategies in significant ways, and may continue to do so. Continue reading
Impressive organisational outcomes suggest that its mission is being effectively pursued. But how do you determine that a business outcome is good, especially if it doesn’t have financial indicators? Continue reading
Slogans help to rally teams and individuals around organisational mission or vision. They motivate management, employees and other stakeholders towards the ideal scenario that the organisation wishes to attain. Continue reading
The ethos applied in the running and the management of the organisation will impact the implementation and the realisation of the strategic mission and vision respectively. Unfortunately, many managers simply look around for big words and expressions to present as organisational core values. Continue reading