Business Improvement Architects

April 10, 2006 08:00 ET

Business Improvement Architects Shows Matrix Management is Failing With Current Employee Performance Evaluation

TORONTO--(CCNMatthews - Apr 10, 2006) -

Recent Global Research Study Shows Most Current Employee Performance Systems Don't Properly Measure Performance in a Matrix Management Environment; Work on Project Teams Goes Unmeasured and This is Contributing to Project Failure

Most people now work in a matrix management environment where they are required to work on projects as part of their job yet they feel this work is ignored when it comes to their performance review. And they are right. Performance management in most organizations fails to consider performance on projects and this is contributing to project failure.

According to a global research study by management consulting firm, Business Improvement Architects, http://www.bia.ca/executive_summary.pdf ("From Crisis To Control: A New Era in Strategic Project Management"), 68% of respondent organizations had no process in place for employee performance evaluation of team members. Only 36% had any reward or recognition for the project manager and 44% said they provide reward and recognition for project team members.

"The research findings show that current employee performance evaluation systems are out of touch with how work is being done today," says Michael Stanleigh, President of Business Improvement Architects. "Employees see projects as an intrusion on day-to-day work because their performance on projects goes unmeasured. Furthermore, organizations lack competency evaluation tools that can place the best people with the right knowledge, skills and experience on a project."

The research study provides other recommendations for organizations to improve project success including the need to build project management into the organizational culture, strategic alignment of projects with corporate strategy and use of project management best practices.

On the basis of the findings of this study Business Improvement Architects has developed a proprietary system and process to manage the performance of employees in an organizational culture that's supportive of projects.

For more information about this research study or other services contact http://www.bia.ca (Business Improvement Architects) at info@bia.ca.

Michael Stanleigh is President of Business Improvement Architects, a management consulting organization. Their research-based consulting solutions align operational project activities with business objectives to bring control back to organizations in crisis.

Contact Information

  • Business Improvement Architects
    Sally Stanleigh, 1-866-346-3242
    email: sstanleigh@bia.ca