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An exploratory analysis of the implementation dimension of the Performance Development Programme (PDP) in Company X, a non-commercial state agency. An examination of managers’ perceptions of the PDP process and its perceived implementation with a view to providing recommendations to assist managers in becoming more strategically aware when managing employee performance.

Kenny, Sarah (2014) An exploratory analysis of the implementation dimension of the Performance Development Programme (PDP) in Company X, a non-commercial state agency. An examination of managers’ perceptions of the PDP process and its perceived implementation with a view to providing recommendations to assist managers in becoming more strategically aware when managing employee performance. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Performance Management is a systematic process that aims to improve organisational performance by focusing on developing individual employee’s competencies and skills and aligning them to the overall business strategy. This exploratory study examines the Performance Management System, namely the Performance Development Programme (PDP), in Company X, a non-commercial state agency in Ireland. The research aims to conduct an exploratory analysis of the ‘implementation-dimension’ of the PDP and assess manager’s perceptions and experiences of the process. This research study stems from a quantitative PDP Survey conducted in 2013 which highlighted some high level implementation issues in various pockets of the organisation. This qualitative study will examine whether managers perceive that the process is being implemented effectively across the organisation and provide recommendations based on these discussions. The research follows the ‘Social Constructivist’ paradigm and will take a qualitative research approach. The findings will be outlined and recommendations will be made. The researcher will also outline the limitations to the study and recommendations for further research will be proposed.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Claire Wallnutt
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 19:02
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2014 19:02
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1816

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