Performance Management in SME's / Small Organisations

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Brendan Quinn
Student (University), Ireland

Performance Management in SME's / Small Organisations

Most of the theory on PM is based on large organizations. Does anyone have experience of implementing a PM system in a company with less than 50 employees?
I'm conducting research for an undergraduate dissertation on this subject. Any other information on this subject would be appreciated. Thanks.


Management Consultant, Netherlands

Implementing Performance Management in Small Companies

Brendan, Kaplan's Balanced Scorecard also works for small companies. If you don't like the specifics, just adjust the perspectives in the scorecard to really reflect what is important to the company involved. Thereafter, you may define a small set of underlying KPI's and a simple performance tracking system (manual or Excel). And off you go...

Elaine C. Bishop
Business Consultant, United States

Levels of Performance Measurement

Hi Brendan, performance gap measurement is the difference between any objective or goal, and the level of attained achievement. In other words, what is the difference between what was achieved, and what remains to be achieved.
The Balanced Scorecard is more about measuring performance gap as a factor of strategic planning and management. However, performance gap measurement does not necessarily have to begin at the executive level.
For example, a simple method is to measure performance gap -- where ever, whenever it occurs.. Performance gaps can be measured at several different levels: organizational, business, functional, and employee. Additionally, performance gaps can be measured within employee sectors, as a factor of the employee performance evaluation for organizational leaders, organizational managers, and organizational employees.

Brendan Quinn
Student (University), Ireland


I'll look at both of those as I never considered them. Thanks... Sign up

Stephan Szugat

PM in Small Businesses

Hi Brendan, keeping performance management simple is king for small businesses. It would be valuabl... Sign up

Nancy Roggen
OD and Professional Development , United States

PM in a Small Organisation

I'm working on a PM project now and what we're trying is to create the sense of community that often... Sign up

Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Performance Management in a small organisation

Hi Nancy, our approach to performance management is similar. But I take a project approach using the... Sign up

Monde More
Student (MBA), South Africa

Perfomance Management (PM) in Small Organisation

I have worked in small companies, PM does work and can be very effective. When you align the perfor... Sign up

Ceferino Dulay, Jr.

Performance Management in a Small Organization

PM can be used in any size of organization. I think large companies use formal PM processes because ... Sign up

Frederick Hamnett
Business Consultant, Italy

PEM in Small & Medium B2B Organizations

Hi Brendan, we believe there is a lot to develop in this sector. So we are developing an innovative ... Sign up

Anneke Zwart
Student (University), Netherlands

Performance Management in SME’s

In developing managerial practices for advancement in performance management (PM) systems, SME’s mus... Sign up


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