For projects to be effective and to keep useful information, it is important to conduct evaluations of personnel and have an up to date perspective on the current status of the processes and team of your company. This way, the work strategies implemented in the team will be set in context and meet the team's needs.
The personnel and performance evaluation looking at both projects and work teams creates a feedback process that is necessary to detect elements that:
- Are failing and need correction
- Are working and should be kept
- Are working but could be improved
- Are not working and should be eliminated or replaced
In this course, you will learn to carry out an effective personnel and performance evaluation within your team, something that should be done at least twice a year and at least once in shorter projects, as it is a tool that allows:
- Gathering of information about the team status
- Identifying the status of projects
- Implementing changes necessary to improve quality and results
- Updating necessary information including the goals and objectives
- Touching up work tools to meet the current needs of the project and the team
- Implementing the necessary changes that need to be made considering the needs of the projects and the work teams.
It is normal often times for paperwork on projects to be left blank, in other words, it is whittled down to just the brass tacks of experience while conceptually there is no elaboration of any theoretical or methodological information at all, letting a great deal of valuable information produced during the team's day to day experience go to waste. The performance evaluation is also a means of:
- Recording the opinion, experience, perceptions and proposals of the team.
- Gathering and documenting valuable information that emerges out of the team's experience.
- Improving knowledge on the operation and roles of the team, and identifying what aspects stand to be improved.
- Prompting communication in the team and knowing about its operation and performance.