The Study of Performance Management Process for Agricultural Scientific Research Units

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The Study of Performance Management Process for Agricultural Scientific Research Units


Yanyu, Chen, Zilong, Ma, Xueru, Shi, Cross - Cultural Communication


Abstract

Performance management is an effective means of promoting agricultural research institutes to improve the innovation capability, establish scientific performance management process is the guarantee for the performance management being successfully carried out. This paper discusses the establishment of performance management organization, developing performance plans mission objectives, establishing a scientific performance evaluation index system, the development of assessment criteria and scoring rules, conducting quantitative and qualitative evaluation, performance evaluation and verification, strengthening performance evaluation results communication and feedback, establishing performance evaluation complaint mechanisms and strengthening the effective use of the results of performance evaluation and other aspects, aims at establishing a performance management process suitable agricultural research institutes.

Key words: Agricultural research institutes; Performance management; Process

INTRODUCTION

Performance management is a necessary way carried out to improve management efficiency and optimize the allocation of resources, making performance appraisal on agricultural research unit is a key issue for higher authorities to strengthen the management of agricultural research institutes management (Xin & Ji, 2013). Establishing suitable performance management process for agricultural research institutes, and giving full use of incentive of performance management, are with important practical significance for the promotion of management efficiency and the improvement of agricultural science and technology innovation capacity. This paper discusses the establishment of the performance management processes of agricultural research institutes in many aspects.

1. CARRY OUT THE PRINCIPLE OF PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Performance evaluation needs to comply with an open, fair and impartial manner; adhere to the principle of combining quantitative and qualitative evaluation; adhere to the principle of management by objectives, that is the performance appraisal indicators need to break down and set up layer by layer, according to the strategic goal, and implement to specific teams and jobs, and finally by strengthening performance management, to achieve the purpose of achieving the strategic objectives of the unit (Zhang, 2009).

2. ESTABLISH A SCIENTIFIC PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Scientific performance management process is essential for the successful implementation of performance management, performance management process is a closed loop management system, including the establishment of performance management organization, planning mission to develop performance goals, establishing a scientific performance evaluation index system, developing an assess criteria and scoring rules, carrying out a quantitative and qualitative evaluation, performance evaluation and verification; strengthening analysis and feedback communication of performance evaluation results; establishing the performance evaluation complaint mechanisms and strengthening effective use of performance evaluation results and other aspects.

2.1 Establish Performance Management Organization

The top leadership of higher authorities is in total charge of performance management organization of agricultural research institutes, responsible for the performance appraisal guidance, coordination, organizations of evaluation and other work. Performance management organizations regularly held a special meeting to study the performance appraisal embodiment, formulate the mission objectives of performance plans, supervise and inspect the performance management objectives, lead organization to carry out performance appraisal, and held a special meeting to review the results of the performance evaluation and so on.

2.2 Develop the Mission and Objectives of Performance Plans

Develop agricultural development objectives performance plan and annual work plans mission objectives according to scientific research units, establish a scientific evaluation index system according to the performance plan objectives tasks and performance evaluation of agricultural research institutes, clear the standards to be achieved of the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the indicators, the requirements to be achieved of conducting performance management; and developing standard indicators, methods and scoring rules according to the standards and requirements. …

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