What are some of the common objective measures of job performance? Which of these measures would be most relevant for your job? Why? Why are others not relevant?
Some common objective measures of job performance are summarized in the methods used to everyday in the workplace. When I think about job performance I think about performance reviews. Performance reviews help identify an employees ability to complete a task or reach certain goals within their company.
Like it says in our textbook, there are many diverse jobs within the military, and I agree that all of these jobs can be broken up into different aspects of job performance. The table in chapter 4, 4.1, gives all the different dimensions of job performance. These are job-specific task proficiency, non-job-specific task proficiency, written and oral communication, demonstrating effort, maintaining personal discipline, facilitating peer and team performance, supervision/leadership, and management/administration (Jex, 2008). Since I am in the military, all of these are relevant to my current job. I work for the military as security/police forces. I have to show that I can communicate and lead my team with professionalism and know how the administrative system works in order for myself and my peers to succeed and be awarded for it. A few of these might not be as relevant as others. They are management/administration, non-job-specific task proficiency, and supervision/leadership. In the security department we have certain people set aside just to do the administrative portion, so it would’t be completely relevant to me. In the military you are asked to know how to do other jobs, such as a postal clerk having to know to be part of the security force. So non-job-specific task proficiency would not be as relevant to my either. As for the supervision/leadership, unless we are put into that type of position, which I’m not at the moment, then it is also not relevant to me.
Jex, Steve M. & Britt, T.W. (2008). Organizational Psychology: A Scientist-Practitioner Approach. Retrieved March 23, 2011 fromhttps://ecampus.phoenix.edu/classroom/ic/classroom.aspx