Performance Management & Appraisal (8 Weeks) (PMA101)

Saturday 13:00-15:20
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John Foster
Tokyo (Maps & Directions)
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Let's be honest, people hate performance reviews. As a much-maligned part of management, many managers and many more employees do not like performance appraisal. But, is it performance management itself that's detested or is it the method? Designed, implemented and managed well, performance management is an effective tool for organizations, managers and employees.

In this course we examine the foundation and purpose for evaluating employee performance, its link to organizational strategy and goals, effective design and implementation, and trends. Students learn that performance management is not an annual event but an ongoing process. Through lecture, textbook, case study, real-world assignments, and group discussion we focus on the design and structure of performance appraisal systems with a special emphasis on constructive performance management.

As we will view issues from both employee and managerial perspectives, this course will be of value to all individuals regardless of position within the organization. All those with an interest in the complexities of performance management will benefit from the theoretical discussions and practical applications that we explore.


John Foster

John is adjunct professor in International Business Studies at Temple University Japan. He has been instructing an array of business management courses in Continuing Education at TUJ since 2007. As well as TUJ, he has been teaching business management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Business since 2000.

John has a varied business career working as a stockbroker and investment advisor in information systems and e-commerce management, as an IT project manager with Microsoft and recently in marketing and public relations with Toys"R"Us Japan. He has written and consulted on business start-ups, launching and operating his own small business. He has written and published: "Making Conversation" and his second book: "The Child's Guide to Nuclear Radiation" is due out in 2017.

John has a BA in Economics from The University of British Columbia, an MBA from Deakin University, a Certificate (with honors) in Electronic Commerce Management from BCIT and is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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