Ascent Management Consulting Introduces 21st Century Performance Engagement, Replacing Outdated Processes That Frustrate Managers and Employees

Oro Valley, AZ / October 21, 2010 — To help businesses compete more effectively, Ascent Management Consulting has made available its new “Performance Engagement” program to replace misaligned, outdated and frustrating performance management processes. “Performance Engagement” is a system and process for providing workplace feedback, motivation, integration and accountability, as well as for recognizing employee contributions, in ways known to produce high performance in any organization.

The program is designed to replace today’s antiquated performance management systems characterized by annual reviews and “parent-child” style conversations that frustrate managers and employees alike. Founded on century old management models, these programs are inconsistent with today’s rapidly changing and demanding marketplaces.

Ascent Management Consulting, a leading workforce performance and performance turnaround consultancy, identifies the contrast between typical performance management processes and “Performance Engagement” in the following description: “Instead of reviews, employees will get top notch feedback and direction to maximize their performance. Instead of competing goals, employees will work together as an interdependent team for the success of the whole. Instead of complying with minimum standards and task requirements, employees will be acting as business people committed and passionate about succeeding in the marketplace.”

“Performance management, and especially annual reviews, will no longer distract from the core business. Now, the business can apply the principles of employee engagement in a systematic way to get everyone pulling together to build the business,” said Kevin Herring, founder of Ascent Management Consulting. “In this program, we have incorporated our expertise about creating the conditions to produce productivity improvements and other benefits to the bottom line.”

More information about the “Performance Engagement” process can be obtained by contacting Ascent Management Consulting at 520-742-7300,

About Ascent Management Consulting
Ascent Management Consulting is a leading consultancy with expertise in workforce performance and performance turnarounds. Through its consulting services, Ascent Management Consulting has boosted the performance and business results of teams and business units in such diverse sectors as health care, manufacturing, technology, government, and many others.

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Kevin Herring


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