Research Highlights Best Practices in Performance Management

Aug 31, 2018

The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) has offered advice on how best to improve federal employees’ performance, encouraging managers to provide “continuous” feedback and discouraging micromanagement. In a research brief, the MSPB said employees are most poised to thrive when offered a “balance of feedback and autonomy.” Although the government primarily operates through an annual review process, the agency noted that managers should provide federal workers with much more frequent feedback on their performance, using forward-thinking and specific examples.