Module 12: Developing Employees through Performance Management – Discussion Question

Module 12: Developing Employees through Performance Management

In this module, you will explore personal development plans and the coaching needs that accompany such plans. Personal development is critical to a successful performance management system in that it facilitates improvement in individual performance in the short term and long term, and therefore it influences organizational results.

Discussion Question

Question Requirements:

The Future of Performance Appraisal Systems

In recent years, performance appraisal systems have undergone significant changes, and further transformations are expected in the near future. As a human resource consultant for Saudi Arabia Airlines, you have been tasked with providing an executive summary to the CEO and the Board of Directors, outlining the challenges and necessary changes to the current performance appraisal system, as well as discussing the future relevance of performance management in light of remote work and changing employment structures.

Address the following points:

  1. Identify the two most significant challenges or errors commonly made in appraisals used today. Consider factors such as subjectivity, lack of feedback, and infrequency of evaluations.
  1. Propose three significant changes that should be made to the current performance appraisal system to make it more timely and relevant. For example, consider the shift from annual appraisals to more frequent evaluations, such as quarterly assessments. Explore the importance of continuous feedback, goal setting in collaboration with employees, and aligning individual and company goals.


  • Discuss the concepts, principles, and theories from your textbook. Cite your textbooks and cite any other sources.
  • Write a discussion that includes an introduction paragraph, the body, and a conclusion paragraph to address the assignments guide questions.
  • Your initial post should address all components of the question with a 600-word limit.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the components of personal development plans.
  2. Evaluate the role and responsibilities of coaching.
  3. Assess the role of management in facilitating the effective use of performance appraisals and development plans to meet organization strategy.



  • Chapter 8 in Performance Management: Performance Management and Employee Development
  • Impraise. (2021). .
  • Miller, K. (2021, January 10). .


  • Chapter 8 PowerPoint slides from Performance Management