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Impact of Performance Appraisals on Productivity

Determine why organizations can have higher productivity when top managers encourage supervisors to set goals, assess performance, and provide feedback to employees. Support your answer with examples. Then, describe the experience you have had with performance appraisals and how your performance has been influenced by them. Rate the importance of measuring performance and providing an opportunity for feedback. Support your position.

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Organizations typically have higher productivity when top managers encourage supervisors to set goals, assess performance and provide feedback to employees because it creates a sense of accountability at all levels. When a supervisor holds their staff to specific goals it gives those employees clear expectations of what is needed to accomplish in order to be successful in their jobs as well as a level of accountability for their performance. At the same time, those supervisors are being held to expectations and goals given to them by the top managers. When these goals are also linked with direction on how to improve if they are not reached as well as rewards if they are ...

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A discussion regarding successful management practices, performance appraisals and providing feedback. 420 words.

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