Traditional performance reviews no longer make the cut in the new world of social media.
Digital tools are having a big impact on performance management, according to an article at Mashable.
Socials goals make the performance review as we know it irrelevant, notes Jody Thompson, co-creator of ROWE.
Social goals immediately tap into intrinsic motivation, making the old-fashioned measures of meeting or exceeding expectations seem ludicrous, Thompson told Mashable. Social goals when attached to performance give everyone in the organization purpose and focus. Event-based performance review systems then become unnecessary when the workforce is optimizing performance real-time.
Engagement is the natural next step as the social workplace shifts toward goals, according to Ben Peterson, co-founder and CEO of BambooHR.
Most people check the box to say they've done their performance review and then don't think about it again for another year, he said. Social goals need to meld into currently used systems in a measurable way that will engage and motivate or it's as useless as the status quo.
Digital tools that keep employees engaged makes for a happier staff and more successful company.
Source: Mashable, March 2012