Session Title :
Embracing Performance Kaizen - An annual performance review case Study at Springer Nature
Session Overview : Every organization hopes / expects / demands high performance from their employees and teams. It's not very long ago when most effective organizations in the world had a ritual called yearly goal - setting. Many organizations still continue with this where the HR cascades a set of goals set by the organization's leaders for their employees. This is usually followed by a quarterly to yearly review cycle which with most organizations are linked with incentives. In general terms, there ain't any flaw with this system; goal setting is an efficient way to continuously improve oneself. However, the execution of this process may be flawed and may lead to unoptimized results.
With the advent of business agility, this focus shifted towards continuously learning & improving organizations. This meant that faster feedback was highly recommended for performance improvement and the idea of year-long goal setting seemed a talk of the yesteryears. Many organizations embraced this change by completely abolishing the yearly goal setting practice and instead relying on mentor relationships for an individual's performance improvement. This did improve relationships at the same time hindered transparency since the organization