Gaining Employee Acceptance and Getting Them Into a High Performance Mindset


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This presentation discusses gaining employee acceptance and getting employees in a high performance mindset. He discusses methods for achieving employee acceptance and the value of each method. And he provides you with a checklist to make sure all the necessary processes are covered for gaining employee acceptance

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  • Gaining Employee Acceptance and Getting Them Into a High Performance Mindset

    1. 1. Gaining Employee Acceptance and Getting Them into a High Performance Mindset
    2. 2. Methods for Gaining Employee Acceptance on New Initiatives • Involving employees at all levels • Making sure employees understand objectives • Striving for improvement instead of judging past performance • Getting visible support from executives and senior management • Challenging employees to act immediately • Enabling them to monitor results FREE Performance Management Kit at
    3. 3. Involve Employees at All Levels • Allow all employees to participate in the development of the performance program • Establish growth opportunities for employees • Teach them how to identify KPI (key performance indicators) and to produce results • Do not use initiative for the purpose of ranking, rating, or singling out people or support groups FREE Performance Management Kit at
    4. 4. Make Sure Employees Understand Objectives • Communicate corporate, team and individual performance objective • Explain how their individual roles contribute to team and organizational goals and objectives FREE Performance Management Kit at
    5. 5. Strive For Improvement vs Judging Past Performance • Encourage improvement • Do not judge past performance • Establish baseline and base success on continuous improvement FREE Performance Management Kit at
    6. 6. Get Support From Executives and Senior Management • Performance initiative must look like a priority of senior management • Use emails, newsletters, town hall meetings and morality speeches to communicate management support • Employees must believe that the performance initiative is important FREE Performance Management Kit at
    7. 7. Challenge Employees • Identify an area for improvement • Develop a better process • Get employees to commit to improvement in that area • Get them to act immediately FREE Performance Management Kit at
    8. 8. Enable Them to Monitor Results • Provide tools to self monitor performance • Develop performance monitoring plan • Give employees access to performance data and reports FREE Performance Management Kit at
    9. 9. Employee Acceptance Checklist Checkpoints Yes No 1. Is your performance initiative viewed as a method of improving current performance versus judging or attacking current performance? 1. Are all affected employees aware of the initiative? 1. Do all employees have the opportunity to partake in the planning of performance goals? 1. Does this initiative have complete support from the CEO? 1. Are employees viewing this initiative as a challenge? 1. Do employees know exactly what they are being measured on and what best practices they can implement in order to improve performance? 1. Do employees see an opportunity to better understand their operations as well as other operations which relate to their function? In other words, do they see this initiative as an opportunity to grow or try something else within the organization? 1. Do employees understand your organization’s objectives? FREE Performance Management Kit at