Leveling the Field: Making Performance Mgmt Work for Women

June 25th, 2020

Before COVID-19 was even a thing, we undertook a holistic study of women and performance management (PM), to understand a few key things:

  • Are the changes to modern PM practices resulting in women and men having the same experience?
  • And, if not, then what are the differences and what can organizations do about them?

The resulting study, Leveling the Field: Making Performance Management Work for Women, was ready for publication in mid-March – just as COVID-19 took over everyone’s worlds. Instead of publishing a study that would get drowned out in the craziness of the times, we held on to it. But then we decided we could – and must – adapt what we learned in Leveling the Field to fit our current moment.

The result is a sister report, The Double-Double Shift: Supporting Women’s Performance Management During a Pandemic, which presents a very realistic look at how the COVID-19 global pandemic is impacting the ways women are perceived during this new work-from-home environment, as well as the additional challenges they now face.

Many of the leading modern PM practices just need to be amplified and augmented to create a more level playing field. Organizations don’t have to reinvent modern PM to make it fairer; they just need to make it the best version of itself.

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Stacia Garr Redthread Research
Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst