2200 Words (+/- 10%)

6 References MINIMUM

Assessment Brief

Using the theories and concepts dealt within PCM topics, please undertake a reflective critical analysis of the following journal article:

Johnson, G 2017, ‘Performance management… you say you want a revolution?’, Human Resources, Spring, pp. 14–17.


Address the following points against the backdrop of the journal article as per the structure noted below. Support your views using relevant literature and examples from your work experience:

I. Introduction (250 words)

II. Reflective critical analysis (1800 words)

Critically analyse the authors’ views in the article using relevant workplace examples and personal reflection:

  • Critically analyse whether the author is justified in arguing that performance ratings should not be fully eliminated? (600 words)
  • Critically evaluate the current performance culture of your chosen organisation using the five elements suggested by the author as depicted in Image 1 of the article (600 words).
  • Critically review the performance review structure and content of your chosen organisation in the last three years against the backdrop of those areas mentioned in Chart 4 of the article. Briefly discuss the areas that are pertinent to your chosen organisation (600 words).

III. Conclusion (150 words) 


Important assessment instructions 

The required word length for this assignment is 2200 words (plus or minus 10%).

  • Your assignment will be marked according to the criteria outlined in the assessment grading criteria outlined in the supporting files.
  • The AIB report format as indicated in the task section of this assessment is required.
  • Follow the AIB preferred Microsoft word settings
  • Acknowledge the sources of facts appropriately. Use minimum of 5 references from credible sources. Adopt the author-date style of referencing.
  • All references must be from credible sources such as books, industry related journals, magazines, company documents and recent academic articles.
  • Your grade will be adversely affected if your assessment contains no/poor citations and/or reference list and if your assessment word length is beyond the allowed tolerance level (see Assessment Policy available on AIB website).
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