Performance Management Quiz

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Management Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quick quiz to help you test your understanding of basic performance management skills. The answers can all be found in the materials you received in the workshop. Good luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Performance management is  
    • A. 

      Interpersonal influence, exercised by a leader in specific situations or in response to critical incidents or developmental opportunities.

    • B. 

      Formal and more general feedback and information at predetermined intervals.

  • 2. 
    Performance management is  
    • A. 

      Have the employee understand and accept changes that will increase his/her effectiveness and performance.

    • B. 

      Information for management decision making- rewards, compensation, discipline, promotions, etc.

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Designed to enhance performance in work related efforts. Focuses on specific criteria to be met. Typically a job performance deficit may be identified and the employee must extend effort to “fix” the problem area.

    • B. 

      The employee becomes the best he/she can based on internal gifts, qualities and values. As a result, performance in many areas almost always improves.

  • 4. 
    Performance management is about setting mutually agreed upon goals. (True or False?)  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Performance management is about addressing both what an employee should achieve and should avoid (True or False?)  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    The Performance Management Cycle model presented in class includes all but which item?  
    • A. 

      Goal setting

    • B. 

      Review

    • C. 

      Coaching & feedback

    • D. 

      New employee orientation

  • 8. 
    A manager’s involvement in helping employees set goals includes all but which item?  
    • A. 

      Provide direction

    • B. 

      Provide clarity

    • C. 

      Provide initiative

    • D. 

      Provide support

  • 9. 
    One of the key reasons you help employees set goals is to plan and agree upon the behaviors you want from your employees. (True or False?)  
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Difficult performance management conversations focus on three main objectives. Choose the item that does not belong.  
    • A. 

      To correct performance, not to punish the performer

    • B. 

      To protect the employee’s rights

    • C. 

      To protect you and the organization

    • D. 

      To project manpower needs for the coming year