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.
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.
Tier 3 museum members can access a number of sample performance appraisal forms.
Nolo provides a resource on keeping track of employee performance and providing feedback and evaluation.
Nolo shares an article on motivating employees and providing opportunities for recognition and professional growth.
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.
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.
The University of California, Berkeley shares sample performance evaluations online, as well as tips for supervisors.
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.