A recent Association for Talent Development (ATD) workshop laid out six factors that help shape employee performance, including both factors external to and internal to individual employees. Employee performance is shaped by things like organizational processes, to include structure, policy and bureaucracy, as well as the kinds of material and information resources employees can draw on. Individual aptitude (which includes a variety of skills) and job knowledge both play a major role. Employees’ motivation level and what kinds of motivations drive them can also be hugely important.
Reflect on these key points:
- 1Having the right tools and equipment is very germane to how well employees can perform their duties.
- 2Having the correct data and an organizational structure for the proper relaying of that data; these two workplace ingredients are both highly influential as regards worker performance.
- 3Some performance affectors are specific to the individual employee, such as distinct abilities and motivation,
“During this year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference and Exposition, I attended a workshop on improving human performance and we talked about six factors that influence employee performance.”