It is the responsibility of the leader to estimate the desired performance standard and compares these standards with the actual standard of the organization.
In case any employee is unable to reach the desired performance standard, then the organizational leaders must work together to eliminate this performance gap.
1. Train Employees in New Hard Skills: When an organization adopts new technology, then employees who were skilled and experienced with traditional techniques find themselves no longer good with new technology.
Therefore, it results in a large amount of performance gap. In order to find the competency needed for a specific role, organizations can use a clear job profile and competency framework.
This helps organizations to propose Suitable training and development program for those employees who need such skills.
2. Use Leadership Development to Prevent Performance Gaps: Both management and leadership issues directly influence the performance gaps.
These issues mainly arise when skilled and experienced employees with greater performance are promoted to leadership roles.
Some employees are able to handle new roles with higher efficiency, whereas many other employees are unable to handle their roles, and they continue performing the technical work by themselves instead of motivating and encouraging others to reach higher performance.
This lack of leadership role enhances the performance gap. Organizations must establish leadership development programs in order to aware the leaders of their roles and functions.
This program will also help these leaders to learn the ways and methods of performing their functions in the most effective ways.
3. Address Workplace Culture and Environment: Issues related to culture and workplaces are one of the important causes of lower productivity and higher performance gap.
The driving forces for these issues are lack of proper communication and emotional intelligence, overall organizational or office design.
Evaluation is performed to recognize issues related to organizational culture and environment, and in order to overcome these issues, suitable actions must be taken like communication, teamwork, etc., providing emotional intelligence training, developing a flexible work environment, etc.
4. Integrate a Competency Framework: In order to identify and overcome the performance gap rapidly, an effective competency framework is needed to be developed.
This competency framework helps in developing a base to evaluate and observe the role productivity of employees.
This framework identifies the actual good performance, and this helps organizations to take corrective measures to reach this standard whenever they find their performance diverting from the goal.
The performance gap is one of the most crucial issues faced by various I teams, and this issue is mostly due to a lack of effective leadership, insufficient motivation, or direct competency gap.
The organization must integrate effective HR tools that not only evaluate the issues rapidly but also save the organization in the future.