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

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Assessment Point 1: Organizational Precursors

The purpose of evaluating organizational precursors and administering the organizational precursor scale (OPS) is to first gather a baseline measure of current performance management behaviors and, second, to determine what should be emphasized during the training phase of the performance management system (Silverman, Pogson, & Cober, 2005). Organizations that support individual change will be better able to facilitate change in the organization (Mauer, Mitchell, & Barbeite, 2002). The OPS (Silverman, Pogson, & Cober, 2005) will measure the extent to which effective performance management behaviors are currently being exhibited (see Table 15.1). The OPS assessment takes place twice during the ...

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