Performance Management and Innovation

HRM20020 12 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

28 Feb 22 - 29 May 22

5 Jul 22

Last self enrolment:
13 Mar 22

31 Mar 22

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Apr 22

Aims and objectives

The unit aims to offer a holistic and conceptual understanding of the drivers of organisational performance across non-financial and financial domains. The unit will surface theories and assumptions about motivation that underpin effective performance. In particular, students will learn how one might leverage Performance Management Systems (PMS) to spur innovation. Students will also analyse case studies to explore the link amongst PMS, innovation, and other HR systems such as Training and Development and Reward Systems.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate awareness and understanding of the various theories and drivers of individual and organisational level performance to create score cards
2. Explore and critique contemporary performance management initiatives used in Human Resource Management
3. Analyse performance management issues using multiple frameworks to assess individual and organisational performance
4. Communicate, as a team, a range of business arguments appropriate to the audience, through a variety of communication media