Performance Management Definition: To keep an organisation working as effectively and as efficiently as possible, performance management is used. It is a process where expectation and objectives are set by both the employee and employer, and every certain amount of time, these are looked at and analysed to see where improvements could be made.
Technology Definition: The application of scientific methods to make practical methods to do tasks.
As with most things in modern times, technology is being more useful in the area of Performance Management as it allows people to complete online forms, questionnaires and such to allow managers to get a quick idea of how people are performing, whether targets are being met and where improvements can be made.
Technology allows this to all be done much quicker, as employees can quickly go on organisations Intranet, fill in a form and then get on with their work. This is instead of having to fill in a pen and paper questionnaire/form which are often neglected and take more time. This means that performance management can be carried out more regularly, providing more information for managers.
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