CIPD’s level 5 course entitled “Improving Organisational Performance” emphasizes the enhancement of the abilities, character, and contributions of individuals. Through the creation of a High-Performance work organization (HPWO), students are introduced to drivers of sustainable organizational performance.
Learners will discover that sustainable organisational performance is influenced by various factors, one of which is the involvement of line managers in the performance management process. The unit examines various conceptual frameworks of high-performance work (HPW) and their impacts on organizational performance.
By learning about high-performance working and its benefits and disadvantages, the student will be better able to attain a competitive advantage. The article also discusses the barriers to HPW as well as the importance of people management to improve organisational performance.
Among the three primary objectives covered by this unit are:
- Understanding the concept of high performance working (HPW) and its role in creating a sustainable high-performance work organization (HPWO)
- To understand how performance management contributes to high performance, as well as the role of line managers in the process.
- To gain knowledge about how to establish and sustain a high-performance culture by building a community of practice.
The learners will learn about the impacts of different conceptual frameworks on high performance working. Furthermore, the learner is exposed to issues such as employee engagement, communication skills, employee welfare, and competitive advantage. In addition, people who study this unit will understand how management plays a role in improving organizational performance and the advantages and disadvantages of high-performance working. An organization that performs well fosters trust, enthusiasm, and commitment. The employees of such an organization can promote diversity, think critically about issues, and do their jobs effectively. The purpose of this unit is to provide a deeper understanding of the performance management process and to show how line managers can create a high-performance culture.
Content of the unit
The first lesson will cover the first objective of the unit. The concept of high-performance work and its components will be discussed in this lesson. This concept will be viewed as a system or practice for transforming organisational culture. Furthermore, it will discuss innovation, involvement, commitment, and flexibility in the work environment. This course will cover several HPW components, including leadership and strategy, organisation design and teamwork, organizational development, employee involvement, and the processes of creating a high-performance culture and customer value in an organization.
Evidence in the link between HPW and sustainable organisation performance will be evaluated through practical examples, and learners will have an opportunity to examine the cultures of different businesses. Students will also be able to analyze the competitive advantage of different organisations and the culture that gives the company that advantage. The module will also teach the development of HPWO within and outside the UK. An organisation’s success is both long and short term dependent on HPW, and this must be understood.
In the second lesson, we will discuss performance management as it relates to top performance and the role of line managers. Setting objectives, executing, and reviewing performance are the main steps in performance management. Upon completion of these subtopics, the learners will be able to discuss each of these steps and give examples of each. As part of high performance, the learners will continue to learn the responsibilities and duties of line managers. Each manager is responsible for ensuring that their departments produce high-performance results with the participation of all the participants.
In summary, the creation of a sustainable community that maintains a high-performance culture requires effective collaborative work and communication techniques that promote values, trust, and diversity, while building good working relationships. To improve the performance of an organization, participants must be supported through their development needs.
Students will be able to explain how performance management influences performance levels and what roles different line managers play in the production process at the end of the course. Moreover, students will have gained sufficient knowledge of how to sustain a high-performance culture as well as how to create one. Specifically, learners will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the concept of high-performance working and the role it plays in building a high-performance work organisation upon completion of the unit. This unit will teach students practical skills for improving employee performance.
This unit is suitable for:
- Anyone currently employed or pursuing a career in the human resources management and development field.
- Professionals who want to learn more about HRM can also benefit from this
- Anyone in charge of implementing human resources policies and strategies in a given organization can benefit from this module.
It is generally expected that learners of this unit develop a broader understanding of human resources both within organizations and in their environment. This unit takes approximately thirty (30) hours to complete (guided learning). Additional 30 hours are allotted for personal learning, which includes reading and preparing for assessments.
Summary and assessment
The unit discusses the skills necessary to improve performance in an organization comprehensively. The unit provides sufficient knowledge that helps the students become experts at carrying out their duties and responsibilities. In HR, learners are responsible for acquiring the skills and knowledge to address performance issues. In addition to boosting learners’ self-confidence, learning how to improve organizational performance motivates them to achieve organizational goals and objectives.