Using performance evaluations to raise individual accountability on project teams

Projects create an environment where resources are loaned to a project manager to complete certain responsibilities of a project.Many times these resources do not report directly to the project manager, and attempts to get team members to be accountable for their work on the project can become problematic.Many articles and books have been written on the topic of how to lead and get results when one does not have the formal authority to do so.One area that seems to have been overlooked on this subject is utilizing individual performance evaluations to increase accountability on project teams.This paper delves into the subject of performance evaluations and ties their usage into something tangible that the project manager can use as a management tool on the project.It provides a review of the literature pertaining to performance evaluations and analyzes their effectiveness.After a thorough review of the subject, a proposed six-step individual performance evaluation process is defined to aid the proj
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