Day 3 had a very direct theme: Performance Management (and the need to improve upon the process)
Here's What We Know:
1. Annual Reviews are too infrequent
2. Rating by Number does not motivate
3. Suggestions for Behavior Change will drive better performance
4. We need a system to streamline the process in a simple, lightweight fashion
5. This problem is still not solved
89% of Employees Feel Their Personal Performance would Improve if the Organizational #PerformanceManagement Process was Improved #SHRM17— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 20, 2017
#SuccessionPlanning through #PerformanceManagement is more effective when Rating by Number is Replaced by Behavioral Adjustments #SHRM17— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 20, 2017
Performance Management is pointless because it only focuses on the past - We Need to DEVELOP Skills at All Levels! @sbrowneHR #SHRM17— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 20, 2017
.... And Then Things Got Human ....
My friend Jason Lauritsen knows how to engage a crowd. He enchanted those around the Smart Stage on Tuesday by taking us off the Grid and into a place of Human Interaction.
Simple Fact: Steve Browne is the greatest Human Resource in Human Resources!
We laughed, We Cried, We Vowed to be Troll Hunters!
You Are So Worried About Getting "the stuff" Done that You Ignore THE PEOPLE Surrounding You... @sbrowneHR #SHRM17 #HR— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 20, 2017
If you are only in #HR to discipline, you don't care about the Success of your Employees @sbrowneHR #SHRM17— David Kovacovich (@DavidKovacovich) June 20, 2017
There are No Easy Answers
I came to SHRM17 with a wish list. I must admit I haven't been dazzled by a system or an organizational strategy. The PEOPLE have, as always, dazzled me!
Do we reflect upon how lucky we are to be in the people business? Probably not enough.
Do we allow "the stuff" to get between us and the PEOPLE? Yes, we do.
Are people difficult? Is life difficult? Is HR difficult? Yes, Yes & Yes!
With some questions still unanswered, this I do know:
There are more than 20,000 Human Beings in a conference hall who are willing to be better people so the people they represent can grow into better people.
Our hearts get a system upgrade every time someone bold enough holds us obligated to understand our true potential... and that it is lost if we do not share it!
See you tomorrow,
... Kovacovich: Out ...