Performance Planning definition

Performance planning is a sub-area of performance management and is concerned with providing a clear, structured process towards attaining a specified level of performance. As the first stage of performance management, performance planning involves the setting of goals and targets that will ultimately be used to judge if an organisation has improved its performance over a period of time.

Performance planning can be used in any situation where individuals or groups interact to achieve an outcome. Its use at a variety of levels, including the individual and organisational level, make it a varied term that has parlance in organisational development, performance management and talent management.