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2015 Leading Edge Consortium

Building a High Performance Organization: A Fresh Look at Performance Management

Today’s work environment has fundamentally changed the way employees perform. Work is more interdependent and matrixed, with almost 50% of employees today reporting that they have to navigate increasingly complex organizational structures across distance and boundaries. Even more report a need for increased horizontal coordination and collaboration to get their work done. But employees are not just experiencing more complexity and interdependency – they are also experiencing more work. Employees are feeling productivity squeezes, with 6 out of 10 saying their workload has increased over the past several years and executives saying that, on average, they need to grow their companies upwards of 25% with the same or fewer resources. The new work environment and its myriad demands are changing what’s required for organizations and their employees to optimize performance, meet expectations, and compete effectively.

The 11th Annual SIOP Leading Edge Consortium, “Building a High-Performance Organization: A Fresh Look at Performance Management,” will focus on innovative strategies, tools, and methods to drive high performance in today’s complex and demanding work environment. Sessions will explore ways to achieve positive organizational change, enable manager effectiveness and ability to drive performance, and enact learning and behavior change that’s needed to achieve success. Myths will be debunked about the effectiveness of our current talent management approaches in motivating and improving employee performance as we explore new thinking on what’s necessary today to actually impact performance outcomes. Specific topics include:

  • What performance imperatives are essential in today’s work environment for organizations to meet their performance expectations/goals and how do we achieve these?
  • How do we drive key behaviors that create a high-performance culture,  such as informal feedback, clear real-time expectations, and coaching behavior among all employees?
  • How can we develop employees effectively in a way that actually drives performance? Since formal training isn’t delivering this and managers are poor developers of employees in general, what scalable, effective and innovative new tools and processes exist to develop employees and enable managers to support development?
  • What implications do today’s work demands, work environments, and business strategies have for how we manage performance?
  • How can we design performance management processes that will support the organization’s business strategy (ratings or no ratings, what type of goal settings, linkages to pay or not, how many reviews and what to do in them, etc.)?
  • What do we know about the true distribution of performance that’s different than we thought in the past and what implications does this have for driving performance, managing performance, and rewards? What’s really needed to drive performance increases and compete optimally in today’s work environment?

Please join us October 2-3, 2015 in Boston as we explore how to build a high performance organization in today’s work environment.

The venue for the Consortium is the Renaissance Boston Waterfront, at 606 Congress Street.

The consortium includes lunch on Friday and Saturday, breaks, and a reception on Thursday evening. Registration also includes access to all presentation materials from the event as well as the Resource Guide, a compilation of presenter references and citations to relevant articles, web pages, and publications on the topic of performance management.

Registration is $725, but the early registration fee of $645 is available to those registering on or before August 28, 2015. In order to ensure the highest quality experience for our attendees, registration will be limited. To avoid disappointment, we suggest you register promptly.

Planning Committee

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View information about past Consortia HERE.