Managing Performance

Managing Performance involves the processes and activities designed to assess, improve, and communicate employee performance, including performance improvement plans, compensation, promotions, and termination processes.


To ensure that team members are supported in achieving their best performance, aligned with organisational goals, and that there is a clear, fair process for rewards and consequences.

  • Aligns individual performance with organisational objectives.
  • Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and accountability.
  • Enhances employee motivation and engagement through transparent processes.
  • Ensures fair and equitable treatment of all employees.


Industry Context

In the tech industry, where talent is a key competitive advantage, managing performance is essential for attracting, retaining, and developing top talent. Companies that effectively manage performance can drive innovation, improve productivity, and maintain a high-performing workforce.

ZeroBlockers Context

“When a person is not doing his job, there can only be two reasons for it. The person either can’t do it or won’t do it; he is either not capable or not motivated.” - Andy Grove

ZeroBlockers is built on the assumption that everyone can perform well if they are motivated and have the right support. The Performance Management System in ZeroBlockers is designed to provide clear expectations, regular feedback, and opportunities for growth and development.


Continuous FeedbackContinuous assessments of employee performance against agreed objectives.
  • Facilitates ongoing feedback and development
  • Recognises achievements
Running Performance ReviewsPeriodic evaluations of employee performance, often tied to compensation and promotion decisions.
  • Identifies strengths and areas for improvement
  • Aligns rewards with performance
Performing Compensation ReviewsPeriodic evaluation of employee salaries, bonuses, and other benefits.
  • Ensures fair compensation
  • Aligns rewards with performance
Promotion ProcessesCriteria and procedures for advancing employees to higher roles.
  • Motivates high performance
  • Supports career development
Termination ProcessesProcedures for ending employment in a fair and respectful manner.Ensures legal and ethical handling of separations


  • Lack of Clarity: Not defining clear performance metrics or expectations.
  • Inconsistency: Applying policies unevenly across different team members.
  • Avoiding Difficult Conversations: Not addressing performance issues promptly.

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