Performance management in the digital age… What does it mean to you? To your organization? To your employees?
For some, it represents a traditional evaluation model, one by which employees are ranked against one another and individual performance is tied directly to compensation. For others, it is a more modern and holistic approach, one implementing some or all of the elements of the continuous performance management model. And while enterprise-level performance management practices tend to differ from organization to organization (i.e., survey 100 companies and you are likely to find 100 unique variations), there is one category of organization – of any size and across industry – that is worth paying attention to. It is in this category that we find the risk-takers, the innovators and the trailblazers of enterprise performance management.
I’m talking about agile organizations.
Agile Organizations – A Brief Overview
To begin, it is necessary to highlight some important differences between agile and traditional organizations.
Given its historic dominance, the traditional model is something that many readers have probably experienced at some juncture in their professional careers. With fixed hierarchies that conduct operations through linear planning and centralized control, traditional organizations are engineered for stability. This emphasis on