Performance measurement:Qualitative approaches

Paper instructions:
Elective Module: Performance Measurement: Quantitative Approaches Assignment Question
How do different kinds of performance measures affect the behavior of people within the organization? Draw on concrete examples from organization(s) with which you are familiar, and on concepts covered in the module.

Approaching the question

Students are reminded that whilst some questions may very evidently refer to a particular unit they are all designed to span issues across the entire module. A full answer to the question will require reflection on the issues that you have encountered throughout the module. It is important to bear in mind that the content of your answer will depend on the argument that you wish to put forward in  answer  to  the  question  and  not  solely  on  the  concepts  that  the  question explicitly identifies.

The following points may help you to produce a good piece of work:
The task is to write a critical discussion, not a descriptive report.
You must address the question asked and not try to re-define, or ‘twist it round’, to allow you to write about something else. ‘Not answering the
question’ will result in a significant loss of marks.
Being asked to discuss something is not the same as being asked to list things.
A discussion will consider alternative points of view and your own thinking and evaluation should be apparent in the discussion of the topic.

It is expected that you will consult academic and professional journals as well as textbooks. Many textbooks cover much the same information and you are only duplicating this when you consult numerous different textbooks. Textbooks tend not to have very up to date content and journal sources are vital for this.