Performance management vs. Performance alignment
Performance management is when you create and maintain a work environment that encourages productivity and employee engagement. This includes setting clear job descriptions and expectations, efficiently onboarding new hires, offering feedback, and designing effective benefits packages.
Performance alignment is a bit different. When you are working on performance alignment, you are ensuring that your employees are working in conjunction with organizational goals.
Both performance management and alignment deal to some degree with creating an inclusive and productive company culture. But alignment focuses more on creating not just a productive environment, but one with clear direction and expectations.
Compare the differences in mindset when asking questions about your organization and current performance:
The problem is that as your organization grows, it becomes difficult to ensure that your teams are aligned with your overall objectives and can execute them. The good news is that it’s far from impossible to align your employees’ performance with your company goals and culture.
If you can get performance alignment right, it pays off.