Design and defend an optimal performance appraisal system

Design and defend an optimal performance appraisal system for your current position
or for one to which you aspire. The purpose is to write a short paper that explains
what approach and system you would suggest, why, and how. The purpose is not to
create a specific instrument with which to collect performance information.
Part I: As prework for this assignment complete an analysis of the requirements for
your position, carefully review the assigned readings, and conduct additional research
published in the Leading Business, Management, & Technology journals to help
strengthen your understanding of the rationale for and characteristics of an excellent
performance appraisal system.
Part II: If you choose, use the week 5 conference topic entitled “Optional
Performance Appraisals Discussion” to share questions, challenges, ideas, and
research findings that may help all members of the cohort design and defend the best
possible performance appraisal system for their current or desired job.
Part III: Personal self assessments: Review the results of previous self-assessments
you have completed and any of those below that might be relevant and important for
your performance appraisal system. Incorporate findings from your reflections and
analysis in the system you recommend
Part IV: Using Cascio’s Chapter 9 as your guide, describe and defend the
performance appraisal system you propose for your position, being sure it addresses
all concerns and meets all key requirements discussed by him and by other scholarly
experts. Use the following format and headings:
Title Page (APA style)
I. Introduction:
II. Context: Briefly (one paragraph) describe the position and its key responsibilities.
III. Summary of Relevant Expert Knowledge (also known as a “theoretical framework”):
Summarize the main purpose and requirements of an effective performance appraisal system. This
establishes and supports the criteria you applied when designing the appraisal system discussed
below. Use Cascio’s chapter 9 as a primary source for this. Incorporate further support for key
points with references to current relevant work published in the leading business and management
journals (see approved list in class conference).
IV. Proposed Performance Appraisal System: Describe and defend the approach and system you
propose including attention to key requirements for an effective system, to potential legal issues,

and protection against common issues and rating errors.
V. Conclusions: Summarize your conclusions and recognize any relevant limitations. Include a
statement about the implications of your findings and conclusions for your career growth and
development, referencing findings from your self assessments.
Maximum report length = 2,000 words.