Explore BrainMass

Methods of evaluating performance; characteristics of control systems; aspects of preventive, concurrent, corrective supervisory control

Describe methods of evaluating performance to increase productivity and profitability
List the characteristics of control systems
Compare positive and negative aspects of preventive, concurrent, and corrective supervisory control

Create a summary that discusses what "control" means to you as you carry out your "jobs" in life-as a student, citizen, employee, parent, friend, and so on.

Be specific in your examples and think in terms of the preventive, concurrent, and corrective controls that you use for different aspects of your life. Adapt to your own life the elements of effective supervision: for example, budget controls, investments, short-term and long-term planning, directing, and organizing.

Solution Preview

There are several performance measurements that managers utilize to enhance performance in an effort to increase productivity. Some of which are directed towards internal analysis stemming from an individual's personal behaviors and performance while operating under the corporate umbrella.

? Management by Objectives Method (MBO)-this method is a collective effort between management and employees. In essence the pair works closely together to develop a consensus on how to obtain adequate results from an employees work performance. The manager creates a list of objectives that will enable an employee to reach the desired outcome. If the employee is successful in his/her pursuit at becoming a high performing employee, management will offer a reward for their efforts.

? Performance appraisal methods-will determine on whether or not an employee met or exceeded his/her goals. The employee's performance will then be evaluated accordingly.

? Critical incident method-management monitors an employee's performance and maintains a record of the positive and negative aspects of his/her performance. This method is effectual for the reason that it amplifies problematic areas an employee needs to work on to improve his/her quality of work. This method is considered a risk mitigation technique because it allows the employer to quickly assess potential threats to the well being of the organization and allows employees to fix problems in order to remain gainfully employed with the company.

? Behaviorally Anchored Rating System (BARS)-this method is similar to the critical incident method because it also sifts through effective and ineffective employee behavior, which may be detrimental to the organization.

? Behavioral Observations Scales Method (BOS)-used to ...