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Performance Management at the Judicial Police Force: Turning Sherlock Into a Team Player

Tine Van Thielen UGent, Alex Vanderstraeten UGent and Adelien Decramer UGent (2016)
abstract
Purpose - This paper aims to explore the relationship between performance management and team effectiveness within crime units of the Federal Judicial Police in Belgium. The literature on strong HRM systems and performance management is used to underpin the theoretical propositions. Method - A qualitative study based on in-depth interviews were conducted with (HR-)managers. An interview guide was developed, documentation was read and a pilot-test with an expert was conducted. In total, fifteen (paired) interviews were conducted. The interviews were transcribed, coded and analyzed with the software program Nvivo 11. Results - It has been suggested that employees that strong HRM systems will create shared perceptions about organizational policies and practices, which leads to higher performance (Bowen & Ostroff, 2004). This study finds that specific features of performance management creates a strong performance management affecting team effectiveness. First, team-related content of performance management is important when designing performance management in teams. Second, vertical and horizontal alignment, as system features of performance management, are proposed to relate to strong performance management. Third, the team leader and two-way communication, as process features of performance management, are assumed to relate to team effectiveness as well. Research implications - The results demonstrate that a configural approach of performance management, i.e. including aspects of distinctiveness, consistency and consensus, is related to team effectiveness. Further research could test if performance management actually relates to shared perceptions of the employees and the effect of these shared perceptions. The role of the team leader should also be studied further.
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organization
year
type
conference (poster)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
performance management, teamwork, policing
in
performance management in teams
conference name
2016 INGroup Conference
conference organizer
Interdisciplinary network for group research
conference location
Helsinki
conference start
14-07-2016
conference end
16-07-2016
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C3
id
8521640
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8521640
date created
2017-05-30 11:35:21
date last changed
2017-06-02 07:06:55
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  abstract     = {Purpose - This paper aims to explore the relationship between performance management and team effectiveness within crime units of the Federal Judicial Police in Belgium. The literature on strong HRM systems and performance management is used to underpin the theoretical propositions.
Method - A qualitative study based on in-depth interviews were conducted with (HR-)managers. An interview guide was developed, documentation was read and a pilot-test with an expert was conducted. In total, fifteen (paired) interviews were conducted. The interviews were transcribed, coded and analyzed with the software program Nvivo 11. 
Results - It has been suggested that employees that strong HRM systems will create shared perceptions about organizational policies and practices, which leads to higher performance (Bowen \& Ostroff, 2004). This study finds that specific features of performance management creates a strong performance management affecting team effectiveness. First, team-related content of performance management is important when designing performance management in teams. Second, vertical and horizontal alignment, as system features of performance management, are proposed to relate to strong performance management. Third, the team leader and two-way communication, as process features of performance management, are assumed to relate to team effectiveness as well. 
Research implications - The results demonstrate that a configural approach of performance management, i.e. including aspects of distinctiveness, consistency and consensus, is related to team effectiveness. Further research could test if performance management actually relates to shared perceptions of the employees and the effect of these shared perceptions. The role of the team leader should also be studied further.
},
  author       = {Van Thielen, Tine and Vanderstraeten, Alex and Decramer, Adelien},
  keyword      = {performance management,teamwork,policing},
  location     = {Helsinki},
  title        = {Performance Management at the Judicial Police Force: Turning Sherlock Into a Team Player},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Van Thielen, Tine, Alex Vanderstraeten, and Adelien Decramer. 2016. “Performance Management at the Judicial Police Force: Turning Sherlock Into a Team Player.” In .
APA
Van Thielen, T., Vanderstraeten, A., & Decramer, A. (2016). Performance Management at the Judicial Police Force: Turning Sherlock Into a Team Player. Presented at the 2016 INGroup Conference.
Vancouver
1.
Van Thielen T, Vanderstraeten A, Decramer A. Performance Management at the Judicial Police Force: Turning Sherlock Into a Team Player. 2016.
MLA
Van Thielen, Tine, Alex Vanderstraeten, and Adelien Decramer. “Performance Management at the Judicial Police Force: Turning Sherlock Into a Team Player.” 2016. Print.