Performance management is about good management.
It is about being clear at the beginning of the year about what we are aiming to achieve and then monitoring it regularly to see how we are doing.
Effective performance management is critical to our success. We are faced with an immense and complex range of challenges, some externally driven (for example, from central government) and some locally driven (for example, corporate priorities and actions). These initiatives all rely on effective performance management and measurement for their success. Rather than add to the complexity of local government, performance management actually provides the framework to help link and underpin both national initiatives and the achievement of local priorities.
Performance management helps us to:
- Achieve our goals and priorities and, by extension, those of the local community
- Prioritise what gets done within the resources available
- Provide and demonstrate value for money
- Motivate and manage our staff
- Provide good services and satisfaction for users and the local community.
Basically, performance management is about good management. Its only purpose is to deliver better quality services to local people. To do this, we need to take action in response to actual performance to make outcomes better than they would otherwise be.
At the beginning of each year, councillors set out what the key measures of success will be in the year ahead. These are then monitored and reported every quarter to Cabinet. The latest quarterly information is available below.
If you have any queries about performance management please contact us using the details on the left of this page.
For links to statistical information relevant to Boston:
|[269kb]||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q3||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q3|
|[967kb]||Performance information Q3 2016_2017||Performance information Q3 2016_2017|
|[194kb]||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q2||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q2|
|[486kb]||AppA Q2 performance 2016_17||Q2 performance 2016_17|
|[880kb]||AppB Q2 performance trend detail 2016_17||Q2 performance trend detail 2016_17|
|[527kb]||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q1||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q1|
|[788kb]||Q1 performance trend detail 2016_17||Q1 performance trend detail 2016_17|
|[355kb]||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q4||Cabinet report - performance risk and finance Q4|
|[631kb]||Q4 performance trend detail 2015_16||Q4 performance trend detail 2015_16|
|[796kb]||Performance Management Framework||Framework for managing and monitoring performance|
The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.