BUILD forms and procedures
This document describes in detail the various elements of the BUILD Program, and includes:
The best outcomes for both the individual and the University are where broader organisational goals can be expressed and pursued at the level of the individual employee. The BUILD Program is based initially on the University Strategic Plan. This high level plan requires operational plans to transfer the broader goals into actual goals. The operational elements of the BUILD Program can help to provide this platform for collective effort towards individual and organisational goals.
There are two sets of forms which accompany the BUILD procedures, one set each for academic and professional employees. The distinction between academic and professional employees reflects some unique differences in the way that work is organised. For example, academics often work to goals that are not easily annualised. The Performance Management and Development Review may need to take this into account and include 3 to 5 year timeframes to accommodate these lengthier horizons.
The collection of data through the various forms serves several purposes, including the recognition of excellent work performance. These data also inform processes outside the parameters of the BUILD Program, such as the policy for Managing Unsatisfactory Performance. The provisions for direct and indirect feedback of performance related information throughout the annualised cycle enables system users to monitor progress towards mutually agreed goals, and make adjustments where warranted. This important feedback completes the loop and reinforces a philosophy of continuous improvement.
This Users' Guide has been designed to enable program participants to identify the various BUILD-related activities and to provide information on how to go about preparing for each activity in an effective way. The rationale is that using reliable, timely and fair procedures to manage employees' performance will enhance the individual's and the University's abilities to sustain growth, develop skills, and minimise the risk of complications and frustrations through work effort and direction of that work effort that are not aligned with the needs of the organisation.
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