Optimising employee performance

Last updated: 29 Mar 2017

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Guiding principles to inform agency approaches to optimising employee performance in the APS.

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Agency spotlight: How IP Australia is helping its people to Achieve

A performance management approach that involves regular conversations and removes tick-and-flick cyclical reviews, called Achieve, has proven to be a winner for both managers and employees at IP Australia.

What the staff at IP Australia likes most about Achieve is how it moves away from the annual performance review approach. Instead, it encourages regular ongoing conversations between managers and staff.

Achieve has turned performance into a positive conversation that empowers people to be an equal partner in how they are reaching their goals. It supports staff to have free-flowing exchanges of feedback through regular, ongoing conversations, in a way that meets their individual and business needs.

Read more about Achieve here.

Agency spotlight: Department of Communications

On 1 March, a joint APSC/IPAA event was held to showcase the work agencies are doing to implement the recommendations of Unlocking Potential: If not us, who? If not now, when?

The Department of Communications was one of three finalists to be celebrated for their progressive work in the employee performance space.

Watch the video to find out what happens when the performance framework is people focused and takes into account the inner workings of the human mind.

The department  shared its approach to returning people to performance, which has proven to be highly successful, at the APS Performance Management Community of Practice Forum on 28 February 2017. Find out more about the approach here.