New efforts to strengthen Performance Management


DGACM and DM colleagues at the 22 October 2018 session on performance management at UNHQ, NY

“360-degree” feedback, a new approach to facilitate continuous dialogue, collaboration and accountability for results, is being piloted by the Documentation Division (in the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management) and the Division of Palestinian Rights (in the Department of Political Affairs).

This is a first step in efforts from the Department of Management’s Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) to deliver on the Secretary-General’s promise to transform performance management.

One of its central elements is the multi-rater “360-degree” feedback system that will help make discussions about performance richer and more meaningful.

“This approach will enable us foster open communication in our team, where staff feel empowered, valued and challenged to grow professionally,” said Director Elio Tamburi at the 10 October launch of the pilot in DPA’s Division of Palestinian Rights.

OHRM’s Performance Management Team will guide colleagues as they engage in on-demand feedback and coaching from peers, direct reports and managers.   

Martha Helena Lopez, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management, was at the 22 October launch of the pilot with DGACM.

“You have a great opportunity to learn about yourselves and about how to give feedback,” she told staff.

“This is a culture change and I am committed to supporting you through this journey,” added Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

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