What is a performance development plan?

Posted on 28th Jan 2014 | 1006 views

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A performance development plan mainly designed to increase the performance levels of employees. It will give you to meet the targets and additional responsibilities if you have any in designated timelines. It also assists to reach the goals and ways to meet them. In brief a performance development plan mainly focuses on enhancing the overall performance of the employees.


A well designed performance development plan is most important than a performance development plan. Growth of any company depends upon the high performance of the employees and results and profits occurred through the way.

The factors which need to be considered while designing performance development plan are as follows:

1.What is good job?

2.How much time it take to achieve the objectives?

3.What is the maximum level of accuracy?

4.What re the requirements of budget levels to meet the standards?

5.Which results are considered to be satisfactory?

6.What are the main differences between a poor performance and high performance?

Performance management plays a key role in the relationship of manager and employees. A system should be open, up to the point and in terms with productive environment.

The main features of performance management system are as follows:

It is a stable process and it begins at the time of hiring process and continues for a year. Performance development plan includes strategy development plan, task allocation, review and evolution of performance of work and capacity. It helps and motivates employees to reach their high performance goals in their assigned targeted period of time and reformulate the plans if nessacary It also provide a chance to discuss with supervisors and managers on performance management system and if any issues included in it. And also formulating the route map to meet the organization expectations.

Experts say that the well designed performance development plan highlights the areas where an employee need to get improved and assessment of present performance evaluation and its impact on the organization and direct ways to improve performance of prospective candidates. It also defines the various standards required to perform the perfect performance development plan. Read below process to take in to consideration: Identify the short term goals Identify the long- term goals Identify the sources of training and resources Identify the results of the process Record the identified plans through documentation


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