Almost everyone agrees that organization planning is preferable to ad hoc, intuitive, reactionary or shoot-from-the-hip decision-making. Most agree that decision-makers actually do have a strategy but they may not have described it (1) for fear that it may take away some personal competitive advantage, (2) they just have not gotten around to it, (3) they suspect their strategy may not be aligned with business performance outcomes, (4) they don't want to get sucked into a long and convoluted process, or (5) they have seen too many planning efforts result in SPOTS (Strategic Plans On The Shelf). The fact is...a clearly understood strategy aligned with business outcomes is imperative for business success. Successful organizations have a plan for making changes and prioritizing decisions required by a changing environment, and everyone knows what is most important in achieving the plan. Successful leaders realize that planning is both a process and a destination. They want everyone working and thinking planfully. Don't you?

Readiness Preparation and Design:

  • Achieving initial by-in from key stakeholders
  • Building an in-house team for oversight, design and development
  • Identifying system support elements and requirements
  • Mapping norms and uncovering assumptions
  • Assess organization needs and desired outcomes.

Setting Up and Helping the Design Team:

  • Getting the team to work together
  • Collecting and examining best practices
  • Learning and adapting new models & performance evaluation systems

Setting Up the Training Content and Develop Content Delivery Team:

  • Teach fundamentals of organization change
  • Train organization members as trainers
  • Teach new performance management system content

Creating a Performance Management Support System:

  • Reporting and communicating
  • MIS, IT and structure changes
  • Tie into strategic planning, HR systems, goal setting and budgeting

Evaluating Success of Performance Management System:

  • Measurements for enhanced employee morale
  • Measurements for elevated levels of work performance
  • Develop other key success measure