Module Leader: Elaine Garcia Student Support Coordinator: Assessment Method:
This assessment is designed to assess student skills as described in learning outcomes 2 and 3:
LO2. Plan effective performance management policies, practices and management to improve organisational, team and individual performance.
LO3. Synthesise and critically support arguments for applying performance management procedures, rewards and sanctions (team and individual) and demonstrate the communication skills necessary when managing achievement and underachievement.
Key Components and Task
|T ask||In 2014, Google Executive Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt and former Senior Vice President of Products Jonathan Rosenberg wrote a book about how Google operates its organisation. The book provides great insights into corporate culture, strategy, talent, decision-making, communication, innovation and dealing with disruption.
The authors admit that technology now defines and shapes almost every business sector. The influence of technology is causing massive changes across many businesses to a degree that the word ‘disruption’ has become household. These conditions in the world of
|work has created a new segment of professionals, named “Smart Creatives” by the authors. Here is how they are defined:
Attracting and hiring smart creatives is a skill in itself. Authors suggest that creating successful products and ideas based on unique technical insights is the first step. Having the focus on growth instead of revenue, and keeping an eye on the competition are the other steps to maintaining a successful, original venture that would attract smart creatives.
|By keeping these obstacles in mind, managers decide on the final evaluation of an employee. Summaries of these assessments are shared semi-annually and compared to a set of examples to justify the evaluation. Employees are then informed of their compensation, but compensation is decided separately from the evaluation taking place during the reviews. Google keeps pay discussions separate from and peer feedback with an aim to provide the right motivation to their employees, which is to grow and contribute to Google’s success.
Prepare an essay of 1,500 words (+/- 10%) which discusses the performance management policies put in place by Google. The following areas should be included:
|Via the Canvas learning management system.|
|All submissions will be electronically checked for plagiarism.|
|In writing via the Canvas gradebook.|