The 5 Drivers of Employee Performance
Jason Lauritsen on employee performance: “What you’ve experienced is a production style of management that was born out of the Industrial Revolution in an era where we were taking people off the farm, putting them in factories to basically do jobs that were better suited for machines, but we didn’t have the technology to build those machines yet. So we had to get people to behave like those machines.
We’re still stuck where we think of people and treat people like machines to be optimized, to be tweaked.
The problem is, that doesn’t work for human performance.
Managers aren’t managing machines. They are managing these growing, developing, imperfect human beings who have needs and are facing obstacles and really want to be successful. And if they’re not, then that means there’s something going on that you need to solve for them or help them with. And when you get that shift made, things start to change.”
Author/keynote speaker/management trainer, JasonLauritsen.com
Jason Lauritsen is an author, a keynote speaker, and a leader trainer, and has been named a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer by HR Executive Magazine, a Top 100 HR Influencer by Engagedly, and a Top 100 Global Employee Engagement and Experience Influencer by Inspiring Workplaces. He also is the author of two books, “Unlocking High Performance: How to Use Performance Management to Engage and Empower Employees to Reach Their Full Potential” and “Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.” Both are available on Amazon.
“(Annual performance reviews are) all the negative stuff all at once. And that makes you defensive, which is anti-learning, and it doesn’t actually help. Can you imagine if that’s how we showed up in any relationship? It doesn’t work. And so, on a very fundamental level, it actually violates the (employer-employee) relationship. It violates trust. It doesn’t make people feel valued. It doesn’t make you feel appreciated. It actually does the opposite when we do it the way that we’ve traditionally designed it.”
Jason Lauritsen, author/keynote speaker/management trainer