Performance Management – Developmental or Administrative

Performance Management – Developmental or Administrative


  • A continuous process of identifying, measuring and developing the performance of not only individual employees but also the teams they operate in.

  • Aims to align the performance of the individual employee, or team, with the goals of the business

Developmental performance management is when a the skills and abilities of team member are developed in a particular area or in a particular aspect of work, through coaching and training.

Administrative performance management allows human resources managers to plan training, development, pay levels  and performance targets. It often:

  • Requires sophisticated computer software
  • Involves keeping extensive records of employee performance
  • Provides the tools needed to develop a long-term relationship with an employee
  • Involves a range of feedback.

Extract from Business Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2010 Board of Studies NSW.