Again, the performance appraisal instrument will serve as the beginning and the end of the performance management system, providing both instruction and measurement of performance along the lines specifically devised by the management of the Cobran Medical Institute (Heathfield 2010). Such a custom-tailored system cannot help but make the Cobran Medical institutes strategic objectives more easily achievable.
Issues of appraisal instruments, training and development, and remuneration all have significant bearing on the larger issue of performance management. Fro the Cobran Medical Institute, a transition to a more behavior-specific performance appraisal tool is recommended to decrease distortions in appraisal and to increase consistency in performance and perceived standard. This will also allow management to obtain a more comprehensive view of their employees.
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