The Aligning for Success - Performance Management Program
aligns the Board's mission, vision, values and strategic plans to our day-to-day workflow and personal performance. The program will ensure that the outcomes of our work support identified strategies and goals, and that we are accountable for our efforts.
Performance management can be a powerful tool to integrate strategic planning, budgeting and management, with evaluation and reporting in a system that helps create an accountable, transparent, and responsive organization.
Alachua County chooses to use a performance management system to
- align the mission, vision, values, and Commissioner's guiding vision with department/division objectives and employee performance,
- set program priorities and to ensure our organizational priorities match those of the community via the Board's guidance,
- develop meaningful measures, especially outcome measures, to gauge program success, and
- increase organizational coordination to eliminate waste and duplication.
Performance management improves organizational capacity by providing our managers with data on established measures. This performance data can empower managers with information to make necessary management decisions to achieve desired results more effectively and efficiently.
Making this data available to the public keeps government accountable and transparent to all stakeholders.
"...start with the intended results and ...organize the resources of the institution to attain these results". Peter F. Drucker, Management Challenges for the 21st Century