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Performance Improvement Strategies Used By Managers In The Private Sector


  • Raþiu Patricia

    (Universitatea Babeº-Bolyai, Facultatea de ªtiinþe Economice ºi Gestiunea Afacerilor,)

  • Suciu Leonina-Emilia

    (Universitatea Babeº-Bolyai, Facultatea de ªtiinþe Economice ºi Gestiunea Afacerilor,)


There are many situations in professional life when for various reasons we are employed in jobs that do not meet our emotional expectations our professional capabilities, our passions and therefore performance on that job will not be high. Analysis of the causes of under-utilization of human potential and adoption of appropriate strategies according to employee needs help reduce staff turnover costs. The main objective of the present paper consists in identifying managerial strategies which contribute to the improvement of the employees' performances by stimulating their motivation, and the extent to which they are used in the managerial practice. Based on literature review we realized an integrated model and developed a classification, that present our own vision regarding performance improvement strategies. Our classification divides strategies for improving employees' performances into four main groups: by employees' development, by rewarding employees, by modifying the job description, by employee involvement in the organization. Starting from this model, through two types of questionnaires we have made an empirical research among managers as well as among office personnel, in order to capture both perspectives regarding the pursued objectives. For the present paper we will present only research results obtained for performance improvement strategies by employees' development because support a higher degree of generality and do not depend on the organization characteristics. A quantitative data analize from the two samples show that there are differences between managers and employees perception when it comes to strategies used in their organizations and also manager did not know which determines employees to strive in order to improve their performance and obtain better results. The strategies to improve the employee's performances, proposed within this article have the role to show the fact that managers cannot determine every employee to be competitive by using the same methods, and therefore treating each differently person with the aim of creating for that person a favorable context for the development of the performance brings benefits at individual as well as at organizational level.

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  • Raþiu Patricia & Suciu Leonina-Emilia, 2013. "Performance Improvement Strategies Used By Managers In The Private Sector," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(1), pages 1613-1624, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ora:journl:v:1:y:2013:i:1:p:1613-1624

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    performance improvement; motivational strategies; employee development; performance feedback; career planning; mentoring.;
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    JEL classification:

    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation
    • M51 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Firm Employment Decisions; Promotions
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training


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