Shifting the Paradigm in Performance Management: WorkStory vs. Traditional Software

Published on
Feb 27, 2023
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Rethinking Performance Reviews

The Status Quo in Performance Management Tools

Many performance management tools in the market claim uniqueness, but in reality, they're repackaging the same old approach. Despite being digital, these systems essentially mimic traditional, manual methods – annual reviews filled out online, reminiscent of spreadsheet-era processes. This approach, while familiar, fails to address the fundamental issues inherent in once-a-year evaluations.

The WorkStory Difference: Continuous and Meaningful Feedback

WorkStory breaks free from this outdated cycle. Our focus is on fostering continuous feedback throughout the year. This approach is not just about digitizing forms; it's about revolutionizing how performance is managed and how employees grow in real-time.

Analyzing the Approaches: A Direct Comparison

Beyond Annual Evaluations

While traditional tools are stuck in the annual review loop, often leading to feedback gaps and rushed year-end evaluations, WorkStory enables ongoing conversations and development. This means no surprises at the end of the year and a steady stream of constructive feedback.

Efficiency in Review Generation

The typical performance management software, despite being online, still demands a significant investment of time in filling out lengthy evaluations. WorkStory’s one-click review feature changes the game by efficiently compiling a year’s worth of feedback, saving invaluable work hours.

Impact on Employee Development

The sporadic feedback of traditional models often leaves employees lost without any clear idea of where they should be going. In stark contrast, WorkStory’s continuous approach facilitates consistent growth, keeping teams engaged and focused on improvement throughout the year.

Choosing Progress with WorkStory

Cultivating a Progressive Culture

Adopting WorkStory's method means more than just embracing a new tool; it's about building a culture that values continuous learning and timely guidance. This environment is key to employee satisfaction and organizational success.

The main point being - can you implement a mindset of growth that keeps your employees motivated rather than stagnating and at risk of turning over.

Real-Time Insights for Real Impact

WorkStory offers the advantage of immediate insights, allowing managers and employees to react and adapt swiftly.

This dynamic is essential for a high-performing team.

Employees don't have to wait for the next review cycle to see how well they're doing versus expectations or to understand what they should be focusing their growth efforts on.

Real-time metrics allow you to manage employee growth throughout the year

Time-Saving and Productive

With WorkStory, the once time-consuming process of performance reviews becomes quick and impactful. Our system streamlines the review process, freeing up time for what truly matters – driving performance and growth.

We've also integrated the latest AI tools into the performance review process which brings two primary benefits...

  1. Whereas reviews once took managers hours to research and write, now it can take just seconds for them to summarize their thoughts.
  2. Employees can be confident that the entirety of their contributions for the year are being taken into account - as opposed to managers only being able to remember the past month or so of performance.

Experience the Future with WorkStory

Traditional performance management tools might have gone digital, but they're still playing catch-up. WorkStory is for those who are ready to leap forward, embracing a method that genuinely benefits employees and managers alike.

Discover WorkStory

Ready to see the difference? Watch our two-minute overview video to understand how WorkStory's continuous feedback approach can transform your team's performance management experience.

WorkStory Performance Review Process Webinar
Hosted by Matthew Meadows, Josh Smith
In this 20-minute overview and product demo, Cofounder and CEO, Matt Meadows will show you how you can use WorkStory to streamline your performance review process — in just minutes — while significantly increasing the amount of feedback your team members want/need. You’ll learn why hundreds of teams are using WorkStory to operate their performance management process and how they’re getting tons of time and energy back because of it.
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