MGT 420MillikinSp08Sylrv1 - MGT 420 PERFORMANCE...

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MGT 420 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (SLN 30474) Spring 2008 Professor: Dr. John Millikin Office Hours: TuTh 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. (Except in April when I can meet after class) or by appointment Office/Phones: BA 352E / 480-727-6269; cell 602-370-2941 Classroom: BA 353 Meeting Time: TuTh 3:15 – 4:30 pm. Course Description: This course examines the effective management of people in the workplace. Performance management is the principal topic, but other factors such as the legal issues involved in measuring performance, alignment with business strategy and staffing are also considered. During this course we will examine the process of performance management, beginning with strategy and performance planning as part of the performance management process. We will discuss the legal constraints on the measurement and evaluation of performance. In relation to performance management, we will begin by a focus on hiring and selection. We will review the development of various types of performance criteria. Next, we will examine diagnosis as it relates to the causes of performance and the evaluation of performance. Providing feedback, dealing with feedback as well as approaches to improving performance are also important topics to be addressed. In addition, we will consider the subjects of training, career development, employee retention and termination. The overarching theme will be aligning individual performance and needs with strategies and objectives of the organization. The course will emphasize conceptual and practical understanding. Managers spend a great deal of time and attention focusing on the assessment and improvement of organizational performance. Effective management requires a thorough understanding and appreciation of the performance planning and management process as it influences current and future performance. Putting concepts into action requires skills that must be understood and practiced. Therefore, the course has dual concentration on concept and application.
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TEXT & MATERIALS The book is Performance Management by Herman Aguinis - The Business School University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Publisher: Prentice Hall Pub Date: December 21, 2005 Print ISBN-10: 0-13-186615-X Print ISBN-13: 978-0-13-186615-7 eText ISBN-10: 0-13-243141-6 eText ISBN-13: 978-0-13-243141-5 Case packets will be available through XanEdu as outlined on myASU Blackboard REQUIREMENTS and GRADING Exams Midterm 100 points Final 100 points Debate 60 points Case Analyses 100 points Team Term Project Presentation and Paper 100 points (Presentation – 75 points, Written Report – 25 points) Class Participation 40 points 500 points total The following guidelines provide general and suggestive distinctions that might be made among course grades. However, the final judgment as to where grade cuts will be made will remain with the instructor.
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