While it is a trend to create a diverse team in a workplace, I have found that companies are still using a standard performance model across the board to measure their behaviorally diverse teams performance.
Several months ago I started evaluating consulting company’s performance evaluations. With much dismay I have found that most are using a similar model to the one I was critiqued on, 20+ years ago as an accountant.
A recent development in the DNA line is a behavioral driven performance model. There are two aspects to addressing workplace performance The DNA Way. First: is the natural behavior of an individual. This establishes the natural strengths, struggles and development keys of this an employee. The second element is the Workplace Engagement 360 Report. The 360 Report is generated on an evaluation process where the employee first critiques them self on 75 workplace engagement items, the results are then compared to the perception that others have on his or her engagement, through a confidential data collection process.
Ask yourself this: Would you like your performance measured on your own strengths, struggles and development keys or someone elses?
Managers need to realize that some of their employees will be better at sales, networking or better at analytics than others. Understanding your employees natural behavior first, and then comparing it to their yearly progress with a Workplace Engagement 360 Report is the fair, honest and simple way of measuring your teams success and enhancing your business performance.