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To learn more about how you, your team, or your organization can participate in Grow and Perform at Stanford, please contact Talent Management and Workforce Strategy.

Performance Management @ Stanford and Simple Eval

Performance Management @ Stanford and Simple Eval programs phased out in December 2020 and are no longer supported. For guidance on performance management within your school/unit, contact your HR manager or representative.

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Building a partnership for success.

The GPS journey embraces continuous performance management with feedback, coaching and recognition taking place throughout. Regular discussions between managers and employees provide ongoing opportunities for growth and development, enabling individual and organizational performance success.

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Each phase of the process fosters continuous growth and prepares you for a successful review period.

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Development is a cornerstone of the GPS journey that optimizes performance and enhances skills.

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The GPS program embeds continuous improvement and growth language in all three phases of performance, reshaping the process to enable success.

Phase 1: Align and Plan

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Goal setting drives alignment and accountability to fuel commitment and engagement.

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Phase 2: Coach and Feedback

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Two-way open and frequent coaching conversations between managers and employees help build a partnership for continuously promoting, evaluating and improving performance.

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Phase 3: Review and Reward

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Review your performance, celebrate successes, identify areas to develop and set goals for the future.

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