George Washington University's performance management (PM) process provides a framework that creates a high performing organization and supports professional development. The process is also important because decisions about salary increases are based on performance reviews.
Ongoing coaching, feedback, and recognition are at the center of the process and create a culture of continuous improvement. All employees should schedule at least one performance checkpoint discussion with their manager halfway through the performance period. These discussions ensure that the process is interactive and that there are no surprises at the end of the year.
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For a summary of the process, view the Performance Management overview video. Managers should start here and use the PM Essentials Checklist for a quick reference guide to keeping PM simple. Click this link to view a complete list of Performance Management training and tools. To access the GW process timeline click here.
GW’s performance management engages you actively in a way that positions you for growth and is based on the following:
- Setting goals and expectations that motivate
- Recognizing and building on an individual's strengths
- Creating an ongoing dialogue and collaboration between employees and their supervisors
- Focusing time and attention on the future
This site provides you with information and resources on how to make the most of the process. Take advantage of these resources by exploring each of the major process components.