What is Performance Improvement?

Performance Improvement definition

Performance improvement is a form of organisational development focused on increasing outputs and improving efficiency for a particular process or procedure. Performance improvement can occur at different levels including the employee level, team level, the division or unit level and the organisation as a whole.

Quality control is a common form of performance improvement as a means to ensure consistency of output and consistency of performance analysis. The Seven Basic Tools of Quality are used to measure quality and make improvements.

Performance improvement can range from a formal, rigid process conducted at timely intervals to a continuous, software-driven, real-time system that continuously looks at ways efficiency and output can be increased.

Performance improvement can be seen as a subset of performance management.