Assignment 1: Discussion—Defining and Measuring Performance
Clearly defined performance expectations are essential
to promoting productive employee behavior. The right performance
expectations communicate what is expected of individuals at work and
lead directly to contributions toward organizational success. For this
assignment, research a company of your choice and one of its current job
descriptions. You may find the information online or from a credible
source you have access to. Present the following information in your
Brief explanation of the company, including the organizational mission and goals.
Summarize the job description, including primary duties.
any performance expectations presented in the job description. If
performance expectations are presented, explain whether they are defined
appropriately. If they are not presented, explain how performance for
that position should be defined.
how performance should be measured on the basis of the stated or
suggested definition of performance for the job. Identify the evidence
that justifies your recommendation for the measurement approach.
a copy of the job description in question to your discussion post. Your
post should directly address each question, providing references and
examples to support your points. You should use at least two scholarly
sources cited in APA format. Comment in a substantive manner on the
posts of at least two classmates. Some points you may consider as you
respond to others include:
An alternative way to measure performance for the position
Other ideas for defining or measuring performance
Additional considerations for defining or measuring performance given the context
Personal examples pertaining to the discussion
Additional research or scholarly sources that add perspective to the topic
Write your response as a-page Microsoft Word document. Submit your response to the Discussion Area by Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Read and respond to the posts of at least two other students by the end of Wednesday, April 8, 2015.
Your response should rely upon at least two sources from additional
professional literature-articles from peer-reviewed journals and
relevant textbooks. Write in a clear, concise, and organized manner;
demonstrate ethical scholarship in accurate representation and
attribution of sources (i.e., APA); and display accurate spelling,
grammar, and punctuation.
Discussion Grading Criteria and Rubric
All discussion assignments in this course will be graded
using a rubric. This assignment is worth 40 points. Download the
discussion rubric and carefully read it to understand the expectations.