Automation: The Effects on the Quantity and Quality of Job

Read Instructions !!Source: only use what is n the PromptPrompt: Retrofit offers a combination of a mobile app and personal coaching to help people achieve and maintain a healthy weight. It serves companies looking to improve the health of their workforces and health care organizations seeking to promote healthy lifestyles in their patient populations. Individuals also can sign up for Retrofit’s service. Participants use the mobile app to track their food consumption, physical activity, hours of sleep, and weight. They and their coach monitor their progress on a dashboard, and the coach uses the performance data to provide personalized coaching via online video connections.
As an employer of almost 50 people, Chicago-based Retrofit applies similar features—ease ofuse, mobile technology, and frequent feedback—to its performance management system.Originally, the company started out requiring bi-annual (twice per year) performance appraisals, but it recently replaced that system by introducing an app called TINYpulse Perform.
Employees work with their managers to enter goals into Perform. When a manager observes goal-related performance to rate, he or she simply opens the app and swipes right for meeting expectations, up for exceeding expectations, or down for falling short. Employees and managers also can enter comments and post supporting documents such as e-mails in praise of an employee’s work. At the end of the year, the performance data are available on the app to represent a year’s worth of efforts and outcomes for each employee.
According to Catalina Andrade, director of employee happiness at Retrofit, the app supports the goal of making reviews “instantaneous.” Managers and employees are less likely to forget about achievements or problems they want to discuss because they quickly record the information right after these events occur. That efficiency supports Retrofit’s expectation that managers will discuss performance with their employees at least twice a month. The expectation of frequent feedback, in turn, aims to support employee engagement and what the company’s vice president of human resources calls Retrofit’s “culture of health and happiness.”
QUESTIONS
Use BULLETs to clearly streamline your ideas.
1. What methods for measuring performance would be most suitable for the system Retrofit isusing? Why?
2. What advice would you give managers at Retrofit to help them deliver performance feedback effectively, when they meet with their employees?
Each question should be answered on a seperate page!
A. ccording to Catalina Andrade, director of employee happiness at Retrofit, the app supports a goal of making reviews “instantaneous.” Managers and employees are less likely to forget about achievements or problems they want to discuss because they quickly record the information right after these events occur. That efficiency supports Retrofit’s expectation that managers will discuss performance with their employees at least twice a month. The expectation of frequent feedback, in turn, aims to support employee engagement and what the company’s vice president of human resources calls Retrofit’s “culture of health and happiness.”