Walden University Week 5 Issues of Performance and Behavior Discussion


Discussion: Issues of Performance and Behavior

Assessing employees’ achievements and shortcomings—performance evaluation—can be a daunting task for managers and HR professionals. In addition to acknowledging and applauding achievements, performance evaluations force managers and HR professionals to confront employees about problems and issues. This requires a great deal of assertiveness, empathy, and tact but is ultimately very beneficial to the success of individual employees and organizations as a whole. Conducting performance assessments, communicating their results, and addressing problems and acknowledging successes helps employees meet expectations and take responsibility for self-improvement.

In this Discussion, you will examine three scenarios that will allow you to describe problems of performance and behavior. You also will assess the actions of the characters in the scenarios. Finally, you will formulate an HR strategy to address each case.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Review Chapter 9 of the Fallon and McConnell textbook. Focus on how performance appraisals are essential to the success and progress of employees within an organization.
Review Chapter 14 of the Fallon and McConnell textbook. Focus on the methods on handling employee problems of performance and problems of behavior.
Consider the case:

Samuel Johnson subtly makes women feel uncomfortable when he moves around the office without overtly doing anything that would be considered sexual harassment. The behavior has increased in the last 3 weeks and has now carried over onto his female clients. This is affecting the work environment

Post a comprehensive response to the following:

Explain the behavior issues for your case.

Explain the performance issues related to your case.

Recommend an HR strategy to address the behavioral issues.

Recommend an HR strategy to address the performance issues.

Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings.

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