Terry
What does "those influences on performance that are beyond their control." mean? Could you explain? Performance must be judged in terms of what is under the control of the individuals being evaluated rather than those influences on performance that are beyond their control. There can be broad, influential factors, sometimes of an economic nature, that hold down the performance of everyone being judged. One example is in sales. If there is a general downturn in the economy and products or services are not being purchased with the same frequency as in the previous year, sales could be down, for example, by an average of 15%. This 15% (actually -15%) figure would then represent “average” performance. Perhaps the best salesperson in the year had only a 3% drop in sales over the previous year. Thus, “good” performance in this situation is a smaller loss compared to some average or norm group. What does "those influences on performance that are beyond their control." mean? Could you explain?
Sep 15, 2018 2:32 PM
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It means that nothing should be counted against a person's performance if it was something that they had nothing to do with. For example - Someone misses a target when aiming with a ball. 1. He is a bad shot and let go of the ball too late. - This is his own responsibility and it should be used in the evaluation. 2. A bird flew through the air and bumped against the ball while it was on it's way to the target. - This is beyond the thrower's control and should not be used in the evaluation of their abilities.
September 15, 2018
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