The Importance of Developing Performance Standards

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Performance Standards (APA) Employee participation in a company's method to improve organizational success is an essential element, and the main measure of an employee's involvement should be the establishment of performance standards. By creating a systematic set of performance standards, employees can be objectively evaluated as to their contribution to the overall mission and goals of the company. Not only can the performance of employees be evaluated according to a set of standards, but other influences on evaluations, such as personal feelings or general popularity, can be eliminated. Performance management can be defined as the "systematic process by which an agency involves its employees, as individuals and members of a group, in improving organizational effectiveness in the accomplishment of agency mission and goals." ("Performance Management") Therefore, since employee participation is essential for the success of the entire company, organization, or agency, it is imperative to create a set of standards by which employee participation and success can be measured. Without such a set of standards, it is impossible to accurately measure the effectiveness of employees in regards to their participation in accomplishing the overall goals of the company. But when it comes to performance standards, the expectations must be clearly communicated to the employee, and management must observe, provide feedback, and conduct appraisals which enable them "to achieve the
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