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Performance Management: Putting Research into Action by James W. Smither

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Assessment Point 3: Individual Precursors, Time 1

Individual precursors will be measured twice during the performance management cycle: February 2010 (Assessment Point 3) and January 2011 (Assessment Point 6). Evaluation of individual precursors is important because it gives a manager an idea of a particular employee’s receptiveness for feedback and change at a given point in time (Linderbaum & Levy, 2007). Each dimension will be assessed by several items rated on a 1 to 5 scale (see Table 15.2).
While the previous assessment points have been directed at the organization, at Assessment Point 3 the individual precursors are directed at the employee. These precursors include awareness, a sense of necessity, confronting change, willingness ...

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