Consistent with ASU’s focus on innovating across all levels of the university, the Fulton Schools will be moving into EDGE Conversations for staff in November 2020. EDGE Conversations are an employee-driven performance management practice centered around frequent, future-focused conversations that will replace our current annual staff evaluation process.
The ASU Office of Human Resources, a design team comprised of senior university leaders in HR and representatives from colleges and departments across campus have devoted considerable effort to researching and benchmarking the effectiveness of annual review processes employed in both higher education and industry. The results of that research were clear: employees do not benefit from annual reviews and ratings systems that focus solely on looking back at past performance. EDGE Conversations will provide a platform for discussing key accomplishments, setting expectations between managers and employees, and developing goals with appropriately timed feedback to drive performance.
EDGE Conversations focus on four key elements that drive the continuous performance management process: Engagement – Development – Growth – Empowerment. This new approach prioritizes employee development, continuous two-way discussion and career growth. As one of the largest colleges at ASU, we are proud to be early adopters of this new future-focused performance model.
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As an organization, the Fulton Schools will benefit from an approach that promotes talent development, leadership depth and organizational stability. EDGE Conversations will lay the groundwork for building relationships and a workplace environment that supports innovation, flexibility, creativity and inclusion.