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The Big Book of HR, Revised and Updated Edition by Cornelia Gamlem, Barbara Mitchell

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Performance Management

Michelangelo is often quoted as having said that inside every block of stone is a beautiful statue. One need only remove the excess material to reveal the work of art. Applying the concept to education (or performance management), it would be pointless to make comparisons among children (or employees). Rather, the energy would be on chipping away at the stone to remove whatever was in the way of mastery. Give everyone an A—a possibility to live into and not an expectation to live up to.1

The purpose of any performance management system should be to ensure that individual employees and the organization are producing their best: their best work, their best products or services. Managing performance for each individual ...

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