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GA Global Consulting 2015 Winners ‘Sustained Excellence in Audit Recruitment – UK’
Are performance reviews the best way to improve individual performance at work?
Although employees may claim that job satisfaction, career prospects, training opportunities or appealing work culture drive their productivity, salary is a significant factor regarding employees’ performance and the impact it has on increasing productivity. Within the competitive talent war, we are seeing various creative tactics aimed at attracting or retaining the best talent.
Responding to the changing needs, and today the world is changing faster than at any other time in human history, we need to re-evaluate the methods of training delivery to ensure that it meets the aims of the 21st century learning. During the time of rapid change, it is important that professional development and training are focused on developing sustainable learning skills for continued development. Therefore effective professional development should be focused on principled learning, where the emphasis is on flexible understanding and skills (application of knowledge to new situations).
Gamification can be defined as the use of gameplay mechanics in non-game situations in order to gain greater engagement with a task, a problem, a service or a product. It works by encouraging users to participate actively in preferred behaviours through total task immersion fuelled by the human psychological predisposition for engaging in game-playing.
Constructive feedback is key not only to improving performance but, when used effectively, it can open up a dialogue leading to reflection. The ability to reflect on one’s performance or particular behaviour can have a very positive effect on developing self-evaluation and sustainable self-improvement.
The pride taken in the outcomes of our efforts means that we tend to have an inflated value of the end product than an objective assessment may justify it. In fact, according to Prof Dan Ariely, the effort that people put in completing a task or a goal, determines how much value they put on the end result, often evaluating the achieved goal in higher terms than the goal warrants.