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An Examination of the Success of a Performance Management Development System in a Semi-State Organisation.

Barrett, Libby (2011) An Examination of the Success of a Performance Management Development System in a Semi-State Organisation. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The purpose of this dissertation is to carry out an examination of a performance management development system (PMDS) in a semi-state organisation. The name of the organisation will not be disclosed in this dissertation for confidentiality reasons and will be referred throughout as Company X.
PMDS as a managerial tool aims to improve performance and increase employee‟s motivation which results in improved organisational effectiveness and efficiency (Armstrong & Baron 2004). The study examines the benefits to employees and the organisation of having a PMDS in place and also explores the success of the PMDS in the workplace. Primary and secondary information on the topic of performance management are discussed in this study. Firstly the author examined secondary information from sources such as journal articles and relevant books. Thereafter, a quantitative research was undertaken. An online questionnaire was circulated by email to the research population.
The outcome of this research indicates that while employees in Company X cite a number of benefits of having a PMDS in place, the implementation of the system has not been successful, primarily due to the lack of commitment from management.
Insights gained during the research allowed the author to propose a number of recommendations.
This research contributes significantly to identifying factors which contribute to the failure of performance management systems in companies. There is considerable potential for expanding this study and areas for further research are identified that would increase knowledge of how to overcome implementation issues with performance systems.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: SINEAD CORCORAN
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2011 16:57
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 12:38

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