Varma and Budhwar have put together a distinguished set of authors to look at a number of important aspects of performance management, with the ultimate goal of helping us understand why these systems succeed or fail and how to improve performance management in organizations. I particularly like the analytic approach this volume takes, delving into a number of core topics (e.g., getting and using information about performance, goal setting, performance management and business strategy) that cut across a number of different types of performance management systems. This volume makes a
Managers, scholars, HR professionals, and students will appreciate this informative and useful set of contributions describing the essential details for constructing, managing, implementing and continuously modifying a performance management system to fit an organization’s unique and specific situation. Adopting a strategic perspective, the chapters emphasize the importance of aligning the performance management system with the organization’s goals and integrating it with all other components of the HR system.
Cutting through the myriad of fads and myths, Performance Management Systems: An Experiential Approach provides a science-based approach to achieve the strategic promise of performance management systems.
The book is comprehensive about performance management systems. The experiential exercises may help students to make sense of the contents.
The content was excellent and fit for purpose. It covered a part of the module learning outcome on financial and non-financial measures of performance, including other relevant content of the module on 'service planning and budgeting in health and social care'. It also included relevant case study to facilitate learner engagement.