Evaluation Of A Good Asset Within An Organization

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It is widely recognised in Business that the people are a valuable asset within an Organisation. If employees are not performing at an effective level, then an Organisation’s survival is at risk (Huczynski & Buchanan, 2013). It is a key responsibility for managers to ensure that performance levels keep improving (Aguinis, Joo, & Gottfredson, 2011). As a result, interventions such as performance appraisal (PA) are used to align individual, team and organisational goals. Appraisal has been a hot topic of discussion over the decades with research concluding that performance appraisal does not always lead to improved performance (Smither, Reilly & London, 2005; DeNisi & Kluger, 2000; Jawahar, 2010; Steelman & Rutkowski, 2004). Feedback is postulated to be moderator of performance (Kluger & DeNisi, 1996, DeNisi & Kluger, 2000). This phase of PA is used to establish goals to increase performance, engagement and job satisfaction (Aguinis, 2009). However, research suggests that feedback can have the opposite effect (Kluger & DeNisi, 2000; Steel & Rutkowski, 2004). However, most of the research mentioned above focuses on weakness-based performance appraisal (WBPA). This theory focuses on where an employee is underachieving and setting goals around these areas as a means of improving behaviour (Steelman & Rutkoski, 2004). More recently, a strengths-based performance appraisal (SBPA) to appraisal has been developed (Kluger & Bouskila-Yam, 2011). This approach focuses on intensifying
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