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Chrm Message From: bindu Total Posts: 59 Join Date: 18/08/2006
Rank: Manager Post Date: 01/03/2007 10:14:16 Points: 295 Location: United States

Hello Folks!!

I recently had a dicussion on the effectivenss of performance appraisals (which is also one of my favourite topics and my project work in a couple of organisations) and the role of the bosses as mentors, with many HR practitioners.

All that they had to say was that MBOs was this...

It is a miserable failure in India....

this is because of role ambiguity
bosses are unclear about assigning tasks & objectives....
though individual goals are being set by employees themselves, still many feel that their objectives are already fixed, which is not flexible to change

and also that individual goals not being linked with organisational goals...

In light of our discussion on the role of mentoring in achieving better performance, when there is inadequate support from bosses, there are unclear expectations..and this hinders performance...

Coaching and mentoring only would help...But in India though many organisations go for newer appraisal systems, there seems to be a great divide in training bosses to act as mentors and coaches, which is far beyond the traditional appraisal systems and evaluation.....

Would like to get your feedback in the line of thought...



Chrm Message From: proftandon Total Posts: 101 Join Date: 18/08/2006  
Rank: Leader Post Date: 01/03/2007 10:16:42 Points: 505 Location: United States

Dear bindu & colleagues,

An apt observation at the beginning of a career that can create huge impact on organisational success in the fast-eat-slow culture that is emerging. Lack of role clarity is one of the 4 reasons within management (HR) control which directly affects performance.There are other key drivers of performance wthin management control.The BIGGEST driver is the behavior choices made by the employee. To impact on that, there in no better tool for business managers today than Coaching skills.

Prof Tandon

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