1 MGT 6257: Perfrmance Management & Develpment Sectin Sectin 10 (Mnday, 4:30PM - 07:00PM) Classrm: Duques 353 Prfessr: Office hurs: Meredith Burnett, Ph.D. Department f Management 2201 G St., NW; Funger Ggle vice: Mnday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Wednesday 10:00am-11:00am, r by appintment COURSE DESCRIPTION This curse intrduces master s level students t the measurement and develpment f the perfrmance f individuals and grups in rganizatins. Specifically, this curse is designed t expse students t the methds, theries, research findings, and issues regarding emplyee perfrmance in rganizatins. At the end f the semester, students can be expected t have a grasp f hw t design and implement perfrmance management systems. The class will cnsist f a cmbinatin f lectures, class discussins and analysis f readings and cases. COURSE OBJECTIVES 1. T expse students t fundamental theries and best practices in perfrmance management. 2. T illustrate the dynamic nature f perfrmance management thrugh the presentatin f new ideas and cntrversial issues. 3. T prvide a frum fr students t discuss persnal experiences as they relate t perfrmance management practices in rganizatins. 4. T prvide students with the pprtunity t use the knwledge acquired in class in the design f a perfrmance management system. 5. T aid the develpment f students leadership and interpersnal skills thrugh in-class experiential exercises and discussin. Readings Textbk: H. Aguinis, Perfrmance Management (3rd ed). (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2013). Harvard Business Schl Cases. 1. Cmpensatin and Perfrmance Evaluatin at Arrw Electrnics 2. Wlfgang Keller at Knigsbrau-Hellas AE (A) 3. A Day in the Life f Alex Sander: Driving in the Fast Lane at Landn Care Prducts 4. Webster Industries (A) ). Evaluatin & Grading Curse grades will be based upn the fllwing: 1
2 1. Tw clsed bk quizzes (60 Pints) 2. 4 Case Analyses (60 pints) 3. Class participatin and attendance (15 pints) 4. Teamprject a. Team Prject: Perfrmance Management System Prpsal Paper (45 pints) b. Oral Presentatin (15 pints) 5. Team Participatin (5 pints) 6. Individual newsflash Presentatin (20 pints) Quizzes.Students are required t take tw quizzes scheduled fr Octber 7 and December 9. The quizzes will cver tpics discussed inclass as well as readings frm the articles and textbk cvered prir t the quiz day. The quizzes willrequire yu t prvide shrt answers, list and discuss, draw figures, etc... Fr example, Draw a figureexplaining the cmpnents f the perfrmance management prcess, What are the characteristics fgd perfrmance bjectives?, What are the majr arguments made by the authrs in the article Let shear it fr C Players?. The quizzes will take n lnger than ne hur. They will be administered at thestart f the class sessin. Yu are expected t take the quizzes when scheduled. Students fr whm thispresents a prblem shuld speak t me prir t the quiz date. Make-up quizzes will nly be granted witha legitimate excuse (illness, wrk travel, etc.). Case Reprt.Yu are required t wrk members f yur team in rder t answer case questins. Each team is expected t a case reprt that includes the fllwing: (a) summary f the majr issues in the case and (b) answers t the case questins fllwing the case. Each team shuld cmplete its case reprt prir t the day the case is discussed in class. The case reprts shuld be typed and shuld nt exceed five t seven duble-spaced pages. In rder t receive maximum credit n its case reprt students shuld d the fllwing: 1. crrectly identify the majr issues in the case 2. crrectly use and interpret case facts 3. prvide cmpelling ratinale using curse materials and readings fr answers t questins 4. submit well-written case reprts that are free frm typs and missing wrds in sentences Class Participatin: Yur participatin pints will be based n attendance thrughut the semester and the quality f yur participatin in class discussins f the articles and cases. Team Prject: Backgrund Infrmatin: In rder t give students hands-n experience students are given an pprtunity t cmplete a team prject. Yur team is t assume the rle f aperfrmance ManagementCnsulting grup. Its task is t design a perfrmance management system. Student teams will play the rle f a perfrmance management cnsulting grup attempting t sell its perfrmance management system. The rest f the class will play the rle f members f the rganizatin ptentially interested in purchasing yur system. Chice f Jb and Organizatin: Each team will chse a jb fr which the perfrmance managementsystem will be used. Yur chsen jb shuld be apprved by me befre yu begin t wrk n yur prject. Inadditin t chsing a jb, yu will chse an actual cmpany that includes such a jb. This will help yuwith the strategic planning prtin f the prpsal. 2
3 Prject Cmpnents: At a minimum, the prpsed system shuld include the fllwing cmpnents: Strategic Planning: This cmpnent requires that yu find the existing strategic plan fr the cmpany yuhave selected (e.g., visin, missin statement, strategy). A gd place t find a cmpany s strategic plan isits hme page n the Web r in the cmpany s annual reprt. Read the strategic plan and describe hw yuwill link it t yur perfrmance management system. Hw will yur system be designed s that thecmpany s visin, missin, and strategies are met? Jb Descriptin: This cmpnent requires that yu write a jb descriptin r revise an existing ne fr thejb yu have selected. Be sure t include a brief descriptin f the jb, task statements, and knwledge,skills, and abilities. Results: This cmpnent requires that yu write accuntabilities, bjectives, and perfrmance standardsfr yur jb based n the strategic plan and the jb descriptin. Behavirs: This cmpnent requires that yu write cmpetencies fr yur jb based n the strategic planand the jb descriptin. Perfrmance Appraisal Frm: This cmpnent requires that yu design the appraisal frm and ratingschemes. Perfrmance Appraisal Discussin: This cmpnent requires that yu describe hw appraisal discussinswill be cnducted and the lgistics f the meeting. Hw ften will yu meet? Will yu use self-appraisals?what will yu discuss in the meeting (e.g., past perfrmance, pay, develpment)? Emplyee Develpment: This cmpnent requires that yu describe hw yu will develp yuremplyees. Will yu use 360-degree feedback? Will yu design individual develpment plans? Includeany frms that yu will use. Training: This cmpnent requires that yu prpse what types f training will be prvided and t whm.als, this requires that yu utline the training sessin. Written Prpsal: Each team is asked t write a prpsal summarizing the abve cmpnents f the suggested system.prpsals shuld als include the fllwing: a statement f needs (i.e., why is a new perfrmance management systemneeded?) a recmmended wrk plan, benefits, pricing (bth labr and materials, and pricing assumptins) atimeline, and a statement f qualificatins (e.g., shrt bigraphical infrmatin regarding each f thecnsultants). Team Prject Grading Criteria Yur team prject is wrth a ttal f 60 pints. The grade is calculated based n the fllwing criteria: Cntent (45 pints) - Extent t which yur team s prject meets the requirements described in this dcument. The frmat and appearance f the prpsals are imprtant aspects t be cnsidered. There are minimum r maximum length requirements fr the prpsal. The paper shuld be landscaped, dubled spaced, in 12 pint fnt f yur chice (Times New Rman r Arial are preferred). Use an Appendix fr sample materials, PwerPint slides, etc. Ten percent f yur grade n the prpsal paper will be based n the quality f yur writing: Grammar, spelling, presentatin, etc. Presentatin Delivery (15 pints) Extent t which the prject presentatin 3
4 is well-rganized with a lgical flw uses visual aids that are clear, supprt the cntent, and free frm grammatical errrs is well-rehearsed, i.e., demnstrates adequate preparatin and meets the time limit is delivered with effective audience engagement (vice prjectin, enthusiasm, eye cntact) includes effective respnses t questins frm the audience is cmpleted within minutes (**Every team member des nt have t present). Peer evaluatin: Each student will als cnduct a peer evaluatin f ther teams fr use in determining team presentatin grades. Team member evaluatin: Each student will als cnduct a peer evaluatin f team members fr use in determining team participatin grades. HR Newsflash (50 pints): Each student will chse a recent PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT-related news event in the business wrld t present t the class. Yu will have apprximately 5 minutes t present t the class. Each presentatin shuld include the fllwing: (1) a brief summary/discussin f the article, (2) a discussin f why yu believe the article is relevant fr yu and yur classmates prfessinal careers, and (3) the article shuld directly relate t the bk chapter(s) and/r tpic(s) discussed n the day in which the news item is presented. Please als d the fllwing: (1) be sure t cmmunicate s that yur classmates learn the infrmatin that yu discuss in yur article, (2) make certain that yur presentatin includes 2-3 PwerPint slides that are easy t read, and (3) make certain that yu indicate the surce f the article n yur first slide. I recmmend yu lk fr articles in tp Human Resurce Management publicatins such as HR Magazine, HR Fcus. Academy f Management Perspectives, Cmpensatin & Benefits Review, CmpFlash, Emplyee Relatins Law Jurnal, Emplyee Relatins Weekly, HRMagazine, Human Resurce Management, Internatinal Jurnal f Human Resurce Management, Labr Ntes, Mnthly Labr Review, Organizatinal Dynamics, Persnnel Jurnal, Public Persnnel Management, Supervisry Management, Training & Develpment, Wrkspan, &WrldatWrk Jurnal. Curse Assignments Students are respnsible fr any additinal instructin and clarificatin prvided in class that is nt included in the syllabus. Expectatins The expectatins fr this curse are the fllwing: 1. Preparatin. Each student needs t read the assigned material and participate in class discussin. 2. Respect. Bth the instructr and the students must treat each ther with the utmst respect. Disagreement will be encuraged thrughut the curse, but respect fr thers is a key tenet f tday s wrkplace and shuld be practiced in class discussins. 3. Prfessinalism. Students shuld cnduct all cmmunicatin (including ) with a prfessinal tne and style. This is a must in the business wrld and as such will be expected fr this curse. 4. Quality. The wrk turned in fr this curse is expected t be f high quality. Expectatins fr each assignment will be clearly written and students shuld strive t meet these expectatins. Academic Integrity Academic dishnesty will nt be tlerated. All wrk must be cmpleted in accrdance with The Gerge Washingtn University Cde f Academic Integrity. Fr any questins regarding the Cde, please refer 4
5 t Cheating, fabricatin, plagiarism, falsifying University dcuments, and facilitating academic dishnesty are amng the behavirs that cnstitute vilatins f the Cde f Academic Integrity. Any alleged vilatins f the Cde will be brught t the attentin f the Academic Integrity ffice and the recmmended sanctin may include, but is nt limited t, a zer n the assignment r failure f the class. Accmmdatins Any student wh feels he r she may need an accmmdatin, based n the impact f a disability, shuld cntact the instructr privately t discuss specific needs. Please cntact the Disability Supprt Services ffice at (202) t establish eligibility and t crdinate reasnable accmmdatin. Fr additinal infrmatin yu may refer t Any student requesting an accmmdatin fr a religius hliday, athletic team cmmitment r any ther reasn shuld speak with the instructr during the first week f the semester. Failure t d s may result in the denial f the accmmdatin. Grade Appeals If yu believe yu have earned a higher grade n any graded wrk, please write dwn yur cncerns and send them t me within 3 days f receipt f the grade in questin. I will review yur written request and give yu a written respnse. Late Assignments/Exam Days.Late assignments will NOT be accepted. Exams must be taken n the scheduled day. 5
6 Curse Schedule This is an utline f material t be cvered. Additinal readings, guest lecturers, r activities may be assigned as the semester prgresses. Yu are respnsible fr keeping infrmed f changes in the syllabus. All changes will be annunced in class. WEEK CHAPTER READING CASEDISCUSSIONS WEEK 1 8/27-9/1 Chapter 1: Perfrmance Management and Rewards Systems in Cntext Curse Intrductin, Team assignments WEEK 2 9/2-9/8 (University Clsed 9/3) WEEK 3 9/9-9/15 Chapter 2: Perfrmance Management Prcess Sciety f Human Resurce Management Perfrmance Management Reprt Case Study 1-2 Perfrmance Management at Netwrk Slutins (read and prepare t discuss the case questins) A Players r A Psitins The Results Chain Case Study 2-2 Disrupted Links in the Perfrmance Management Prcess at Omega (read and be prepared t discuss the case questins) WEEK 4 9/16-9/22 Chapter 3: Perfrmance Management & Strategic Planning *****Newsflash Presentatins***** WEEK 5 9/23-9/29 HBS Case: Webster Industries (A) 1. Stevens suggests five pssible criteria fr develping a terminatin list. If yu were Carter which f these criteria (r cmbinatins f criteria) wuld yu use t identify emplyees fr terminatin? Explain the prcess yu wuld use t develp the terminatin list. Prvide a ratinale fr the criteria and prcess yu recmmend. 2. What are the strengths and weaknesses f the Perfrmance Appraisal System (PAS) and Persnnel Audit? Shuld they be used in deciding which emplyees are included n the terminatin list? Why r Why nt? WEEK 6 9/30-10/6 Chapter 4: Defining Perfrmance and Chsing a Measurement Apprach *****Newsflash Presentatins***** 6
7 WEEK 7 10/7-10/13 Chapter 5: Measuring Results and Behavirs *****Newsflash Presentatins***** WEEK 8 10/14-10/20 Chapter 6: Gathering Perfrmance Infrmatin *** Quiz #1*** *****Newsflash Presentatins***** WEEK 9 10/21-10/27 HBS Case: Cmpensatin and Perfrmance Evaluatin at Arrw Electrnics 1. What prblems are they having with the Emplyee Perfrmance Review (EPR) system? 2. What suggestins wuld yu make fr imprving the EPR appraisal frm and the appraisal prcess? WEEK 10 10/28-11/3 Chapter 7: Implementing a Perfrmance Management System Case Study 7-1,7-2,7-3 (Read and be prepared t discuss the case questins) WEEK 11 11/4-11/10 Chapter 8: Emplyee Develpment Case Study 8-2 and 8-3 (Read and be prepared t discuss the case questins) WEEK 12 11/11-11/17 HBS Case: A Day in the Life f Alex Sander: Driving in the Fast Lane at Landn Care Prducts 1. What recmmendatins d yu have fr imprving the 360 degree feedback prcess? 2. What wuld yu tell Alex in a meeting reviewing his 360 results? What are his strengths and weaknesses? What develpmental gals and activities wuld yu recmmend? WEEK 13 11/18-11/24 (University Clsed 11/21 t 11/24 -- Thanksgiving Break) Chapter 9: Perfrmance Management Skills Case Study 9-1, 9-2, 9-3 (Read and be prepared t answer the case questins) WEEK 14 11/25-12/1 HBS Case: Wlfgang Keller at Knigsbrau-Hellas AE (A) 1. What is yur analysis f the situatin at Knigsbrau-Hellas? 2. Hw wuld yu evaluate Petru s perfrmance as cmmercial directr? In which ways have his strengths cntributed t his perfrmance? Hw have his weaknesses detracted frm his perfrmance? 3. Hw effective has Keller been in managing Petru? What shuld Keller d nw? Describe the actin plan that Keller shuld pursue and yur ratinale fr the plan. Chapter 10: Reward Systems and Legal Issues Case Study 10-2 and 10-3 (Read and be prepared t discuss the case questins) Chapter11: Managing Team Perfrmance *****Newsflash Presentatins***** 7
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