This writing assignment requires you to analyze an organization’s approach to managing performance. It can be your own organization or if you prefer you may instead conduct the analysis on a past position you have held or another person’s job via a thorough interview process and data gathering.
Your analysis may identify key indications of mis-aligned processes, and thus you can develop recommendations for future organizational improvement via strategic Human Resource Management practices. It is not necessary to identify a specific shortcoming of the organization’s management of performance. Based on your analysis, you may develop and propose an HRM-based innovation using the six step performance management process to take advantage of present and/or future opportunities that you forecast in your (or other’s) job/position.
The purpose of this analysis is to provide an opportunity to apply what you have read and has been discussed in class to the real world, linking theory and practice. Grades will be based on completeness, quality of the analysis and use of examples, mix of theory and practical application, insightfulness, and technical quality of the writing as well as presentation of the written analysis. Each paper should be double spaced and about 6-7 pages long. It is expected that each paper has been edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting. Be sure to include examples and to explain your reasoning.