Creating high performance organisations

The event will be held in Merchant Taylors' Hall, 30 Threadneedle Street, London EC2R 8JB on 26 May 2010

Performance management encompasses far more than reward and appraisal systems. Moreover, high performance is far more than creating a collection of talented individuals. This significant project will delve incisively into what is required to create a consistently high-performing organisation.

Who is it for?

Those who are interested in improving organisation performance, including HR and OD directors, and those who focus on change and organisational improvement, performance management, reward and talent.

Overview

Performance management encompasses far more than reward and appraisal systems. Moreover, high performance is far more than creating a collection of talented individuals. This significant project will delve incisively into what is required to create a consistently high-performing organisation.

Content

The workshop will cover three topics.

• The challenges of defining and measuring performance
We have to consider issues such as what is meant by performance, balancing financial and non-financial aspects, the interrelationship of tangible results and behaviour, the short vs long term view, and the contribution of individuals, teams and broader networks. This is not straight forward work and a review of the issues will be presented that draws on previous work undertaken by Professor Sir Andrew Likierman, Dean of London Business School.

• Fit-for-purpose performance management systems
Outlining a ‘quality assurance' checklist, including achieving clarity of purpose, simplicity of operation, ensuring accurate and fair differentiation, the quality of judgement and feedback, presentation of hard and soft data, ownership by the line, and what comprises value-added support from HR.

• High performance work systems

Reviewing research conducted by Dr André de Waal, a specialist in high performance work systems, and introducing a diagnostic tool for participants to use in their organisations.

Follow-on work

After the workshop, we will elicit the support of three member organisations to work with André de Waal to try out his methodology, with a view to reporting back at a subsequent meeting.