The components are the same, but the philosophy and approach are radically different.

Like traditional approaches, POSITIVE PERFORMANCE® Management communicates expectations, provides recognition, holds people accountable, and ensures defensibility when formal action or discharge is required. It does so, however, based upon an entirely different process and rationale.

Traditional performance management seeks compliance, command, and control by way of rules, regulations, and “carrot and stick” incentives. POSITIVE PERFORMANCE® Management works toward positive results and relationships through a collaborative process emphasizing continuous development and personal responsibility.