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Performance Management

The Alliance has compiled this set of performance management resources from amongst its own offerings as well as those throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

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Performance Management

This Museum magazine article provides information on performance management, which includes: work plans; managing performance during the year as an employee and as a supervisor/manager; and assessing the director’s performance versus the rest of the staff. The article also includes a continuum of museum professionals.

Sample Documents

Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample performance appraisal forms.


Other Resources

How to Conduct Employee Evaluations

Nolo provides a resource on keeping track of employee performance and providing feedback and evaluation.

Motivating Your Employees

Nolo shares an article on motivating employees and providing opportunities for recognition and professional growth.

Performance Assessment: Setting the Stage for an Effective Process

The Bridgespan Group shares an article on performance assessment. The article explains the importance of meaningful assessment and elements of an effective process of assessment, including setting goals; providing feedback; conducting an annual review, and planning professional development.

Performance Management

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management has a concise overview of performance management. It discusses the 5 components: planning work and setting expectations, monitoring performance, developing the capacity to perform, periodically rating performance in a summary fashion, and rewarding good performance.

Performance Management Forms

The University of California, Berkeley shares sample performance evaluations online, as well as tips for supervisors.

Writing Good Work Objectives

Fred Nickols of Distance Consulting offers an article on writing work objectives (PDF) as part of a performance planning and appraisal process. He states that objectives should be clear, measurable, and time-tied. The article has guidelines and examples.

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