THE ROLE OF INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE FOR EFECTIVE PUBLIC MANAGEMENT: EUROPEAN UNION AND LITHUANIAN CASE STUDIES
Keywords:Individual performance, performance management of public personnel, performance related pay, career linked to performance, appraisal procedure of European Union officials’, Lithuanian public officers’ appraisal system.
Performance is one of the key terms of modern public administration. Most of reform proposals speak in one or another form of strengthening performance or of introducing new performance measures/instruments into public sector organizations. Traditional public administration is usually poor in offering stimulating job contents, particularly because of over-bureaucratized regulations and narrow decision-making competencies which limit the job autonomy of civil servants. In contrary, implementing performance appraisal into public personnel management makes job more attractive regarding to career perspectives (clear and secure promotion) and extra payments for outstanding performance.