Performance Management and Strategy


Chapter 3 discusses various aspects of strategic planning. As noted  in the textbook, it is important to link performance management to  strategy. For this discussion board, please consider the scenario below.


You are the newly hired HR Director for a large healthcare  organization, which serves elderly individuals. Over 1,000 healthcare  employees (e.g., physicians, nurses, etc.) are employed by your company.  You have been told, by the leaders of your organization, that the  performance management system used by the company is not fully aligned  with the organization’s strategic plan.

For this discussion board post, please address the following:

  • Explain why the job descriptions for all workers must be in alignment with the organization’s mission, goals, and strategies.
  • Address how you can effectively communicate the strategic plan to all organizational employees.
  • Why does the organization’s compensation strategy need to be aligned with the company’s strategic plan? 

Embed course material concepts, principles, and theories (require  supporting citations) in your initial response along with at least one  scholarly, peer-reviewed journal article. Use  APA style  guidelines. 

Be sure to support your statements with logic and argument, citing  all sources referenced. Post your initial response early and check back  often to continue the discussion.

You are required to reply to at least two peer discussion question  post answers to this weekly discussion question. These peer replies need  to be substantial and constructive in nature. They should add to the  content of the post and evaluate/analyze that post answer. Normal course  dialogue doesn’t fulfill these two peer replies but is expected  throughout the course. Answering all course questions is also required.



Chapter 3 in Performance Management

Sanders, K., Jorgensen, F., Shipton, H., Van Rossenberg, Y.,  Cunha, R., Li, X., Rodrigues, R., Wong, S. I., ∓ Dysvik, A. (2018).  Reinvigorating the spirit of strategic human resource management. Public Personnel Management, 49(3), 331-335. 

Sowa, J. E. (2020).   Reinvigorating the spirit of strategic human resource management. Public Personnel Management, 49(3), 331-335. 

The, E. (2020, January 30). How to implement a new performance management plan. Rise. Retrieved from