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WORK6030: Performance and Rewards

This unit examines the processes and practices associated with contemporary performance and reward management. Results-based, behaviourally-based and competency-based methods of performance management are examined, along with processes of performance review, planning and developing. Coverage of reward management issues includes: job- and person-based approaches to building base pay structures; methods for rewarding individual performance; work group incentives such as gainsharing, goal-sharing and team pay; methods of rewarding employees for organisational performance, including employee share ownership; and performance-related rewards for executives. The unit also examines approaches to developing strategically integrated performance and reward management systems.

Code WORK6030
Academic unit Work and Organisational Studies
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a detailed understanding of key concepts, methods and practices associated with managing individual and team performance, individual base pay, and individual and group performance-related rewards
  • LO2. identify and interrogate the psychological and normative assumptions underpinning different approaches to employee performance and reward practice
  • LO3. analyse the strengths and weaknesses of performance and reward system configuration in a variety of contexts, recommend and justify changes to practice directed to improving system effectiveness, and propose appropriate change management agendas
  • LO4. demonstrate an appreciation of the ethical and organisational worth of a pluralist/multi stakeholder approach to employee performance and reward management
  • LO5. research and write an applied case analysis and report to a high professional standard.