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Below is a sample breakdown of the Performance Appraisals chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Performance appraisals: benefits, challenges and uses||Definition and importance of performance appraisals; administrative and developmental uses of performance appraisals|
|Tuesday||Key elements and types of performance appraisals||Reliability, sensitivity, validity and other important characteristics of performance appraisals; behavioral, trait and result-oriented performance appraisals|
|Wednesday||Common appraisal methods||Six common appraisal methods, including behavioral anchored rating scales (BARS), critical incident, forced choice, forced distribution, graphic rating scale and narratives|
|Thursday||Employee evaluations: checkpoints and forms||Forms of employee appraisals, including 360 degree feedback, management by objective (MBO), self-assessment and top-down; appraisal intervals and evaluation criteria|
|Friday||Job dissatisfaction: causes, reasons and employee responses||Historical overview of MBO and worker inclusion|
1. Performance Appraisals: Benefits and Challenges
Many companies use performance appraisals to assess the performance of their employees. While performance appraisals provide some notable benefits, they are not without challenges. In this lesson, we'll explore these benefits and challenges.
2. Uses of Performance Appraisals: Administrative and Developmental
Performance appraisals can serve multiple purposes in an organization. In this lesson, you'll learn how they can be used as an administrative tool and as a developmental tool. You'll also have a chance to take a short quiz after the lesson.
3. Importance of Reliability, Acceptability, Sensitivity & Practicality in Performance Appraisals
A tool is only valuable if it is useful. The same holds true for performance appraisals. In this lesson, you'll learn that effective performance appraisals meet the requirements of relevance, sensitivity, reliability, acceptability and practicality.
4. Types of Performance Appraisal: Trait, Behavioral & Results
Performance appraisals help organizations and their members measure performance. In this lesson, you'll learn about different standards, or criteria, used in performance appraisals, including trait, competencies, behavioral and results.
5. Common Appraisal Methods 1: Critical Incident, Graphic Rating Scale & BARS
Pretty much every working person gets his performance evaluated at some point. In this lesson, you'll learn about different methods used in performance appraisals, including the critical incident, graphic rating scales and BARS method.
6. Common Appraisal Methods 2: Narratives, Forced Choice & Forced Distribution
An important part of performance management is designing and implementing performance appraisals. In this lesson, you'll learn about different methods used for performance appraisals, including narratives, the forced choice technique and forced distribution.
7. Performance Appraisal and 360 Feedback
Employee evaluations are a way managers can assess job performance and provide feedback to employees. An employee's performance is measured using various types of evaluation systems, including top-down appraisal, management by objectives (MBO), self-assessment and 360 degree feedback.
8. What Is Management by Objective? - Defining the MBO Process
Management by objective (MBO) changed the way many companies worked and functioned. With MBO, employees' input was sought out and used to help develop the goals and objectives for the organization.
9. Job Dissatisfaction: Causes, Reasons and Employee Responses
There is a level of job satisfaction for each person and each job performed. Problems occur when people are not happy with their jobs. In this lesson, we will look at causes for job dissatisfaction as well as employee responses.
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