Posts Tagged ‘performance rankings’

Performance Rankings. Part 3. Good Practices.

Monday, November 26th, 2012

Measuring innovation and thought work where quality and progress are more difficult to quantify, require multiple perspectives and more participatory management. Here are several blunt observations that capture my lessons learned in good practices for performance rankings and performance assessments of innovative information workers. (more…)

Performance Rankings, Part 2. Quantifying Results

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

This is part 2 of a sequence of posts on performance rankings.

Results come in many forms and contexts as do team contributions and individual contributions to achieving those results. Different organizations will measure things in different ways. Rather than a general discussion of measuring results across a broad spectrum of roles, I will provide a description of what we did at IBM in the context of a field consulting team. Our organization’s job was to help sell products and help clients gain value from the products through billable consulting services.


Performance Rankings: Team-Based Decision Making

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

In a recent IBM Software Group management jam, our performance ranking process (called Team-Based Decision Making or TBDM), was a hot topic of discussion.  The objective of TBDM is to help a management team continuously differentiate the highest contributors, identify those that need improvements, and reinforce a participatory management culture with clear expectations of performance priorities and coaching priorities.