Got pulled into a meeting today and feel like I've been beaten up
I currently manage an under performing team which I inherited about 10 weeks ago
There is no record of any training or performance reviews taking place
I'm making changes but not seeing immediate results -I didn't expect too and have been clear about this from the start
My performance is now being brought into question and the threat of performance management now looms on the horizon
I got very mixed messages, I'm not reacting quickly enough, I'm reacting too quickly, my plans are long term but performance management takes time, the process is good (hitting all process targets) but results aren't -I've always been told if the process is right the results will follow and past experience has proven that to be true
Where on earth do I go from here?
My head is now all over the place and I feel as though I've had the rug pulled from under me
Well if they are suggesting you are under forming then they need to be specific in what they expect and when.
Do you know what happened before you arrived? Why are they in this mess?
I would compile a report setting out your short, medium and long term plans. The schedule for appraisals, coaching etc.. The plans you have for changes etc and ask for feedback. Dependent on the job can you set some targets that show and increase month on month till you get there?
Sounds like they don't know how to fix themselves but have expected more from you. Do they really understand just how much of a mess it is in?