Fundamentally, many of the management processes we employ have not changed for more than 100 years. Based around the dreaded Annual Performance Review, they are unmotivating, time and emotion consuming, backward focussed and not respected.
This McKinsey & Company article “Ahead of the Curve: The Future of Performance Management” talks about where great HR practices are heading – continuous coaching and mentoring to improve performance, based on real observations by many people throughout the organisation.
It is an interesting article and I have highlighted some interesting commentary within the article.
The need for ongoing, behaviour based performance improvement conversations throughout the organisation is paramount and in some cases, a critical need. If you sense your business is not prepared for this need, we would be delighted to talk to you.

McKinsey & Company Quarterly
May 2016