Performance Management

Performance Management

Running Head: Performance Management and Organizational Goals

Assignment # 1 Performance Management and Organizational Goals
HRM 538 Dr. Marie Germain
Strayer University
By Michele Deadwyler
April 24, 2012

Introduction
Performance Management (PM) consists of activities that ensure that organizational goals are being met in an effective and efficient manner. It can focus on the performance management of the organization, department, employee or even the processes to build products or services. Organizational goals consist of short and/or long term goals that the organization must meet to reach milestones necessary for the company to grow, expand, and function for business purposes.
Together both performance management and organizational goals are tools that if used correctly can enhance the overall performance level of the organization. The remainder of this paper will discuss the concepts of performance management and organizational goals; develop an argument regarding the relationship between the two (2) concepts and rank the drivers of alignment and discuss which one presents the greatest challenge in your organization. Be sure to include discussion regarding the alignment factor(s) you identified as challenging.
Discuss the concepts of performance management and organizational goals, develop an argument regarding the relationship between the two concepts.
Performance management is the overall management of the performance of the organization. It is measured by the goals set by the organization which should be realistic and reachable based on the needs of the organization and broken down by departments.
Performance management is measured by upper management, department heads and HR management by the policies and procedures that have been created to ensure that the personnel hired by the company is performing at the level that is necessary and needed for the company to reach goals.
The two concepts go hand in hand; you can’t have one without the...

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