Performance Management

Performance Management

American Alliance of Museums

Museum magazine 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

American Alliance of Museums

AAM provides Tier 3 museum members with sample performance appraisal forms.

Performance Assessment: Setting the Stage for an Effective Process

Bridgespan Group

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.

Writing Good Work Objectives

Distance Consulting

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.

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 oppportunities for recognition and professional growth.

Performance Management

U.S. Office of Personnel 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

University of California, Berkeley

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

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