Performance development is an active partnership between the Institute, managers, and employees that enables MIT’s diverse staff to be fully engaged and reach their full potential through:
Growth in current role:
- Growth in current role and responsibilities
- Setting and updating goals and expectations
- Identifying job knowledge, skills & competencies to develop
Advancement towards future opportunities:
- Growth towards future opportunities beyond current responsibilities
- Setting goals that expand knowledge, skills, experience, and overall career
- Identifying opportunities to contribute to broader organizational needs and priorities
Enhancement of employee engagement:
- Working in a supportive and inclusive environment
- Giving and receiving ongoing coaching and feedback
- Supporting individual development interests and work motivators
- Providing opportunities for meaningful work
Looking for the PDR Tool?
Some areas at MIT use a web-based tool for performance development and reviews. Find it here.
What are the Benefits of Performance Development?
There are tremendous benefits to managers, employees, and organizations that invest time and thought into performance development practices. When done consistently and well, these practices result in better performance on the individual and organizational levels, higher satisfaction and morale among staff, retention of strong performers, and an effective means for correcting poor performance.
There are also costs of failing to manage performance effectively—unresolved performance issues lead to lower productivity, poor morale (both for problem employees and others in the unit) and, ultimately, more time and energy spent resolving issues that could have been addressed by robust performance development practices.
Each participant is responsible for making the performance development practices as effective as possible.
Benefits and Responsibilities of Performance Development
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For More Information
Download our Manager's Performance Development Toolkit (PDF) to learn more about Baseline Practices, Best Practices, and the Performance Development Improvement Process at MIT.