Performance Management: Walking the Garden – Shift from Managing to Facilitating Growth

Join us on Thursday, June 16 from 12:00 to 12:30 CDT for the first webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series”, to learn how to “Walk the Garden” to build employee relationships, enhance culture, and improve productivity.


  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant


This webinar explores ways organizations can shift traditional performance management from the dreaded once-a-year process that is focused on past performance into an on-going discussion. “Walking the Garden” builds strong relationships, keeps people aligned with the culture, helps identify issues early that may inhibit productivity, facilitates growth, prepares your next generation of leaders, and identifies opportunities for transition. This requires proper job design to ensure employees are “planted in fertile soil.”

Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • The problems and misnomer of trying to “manage performance”
  • Why traditional performance management is a dreaded process, often detrimental to employee relationships, culture, and productivity
  • How manager job design and span of control may limit effective focus
  • Effective people development will:
    • Shift from “managing performance” to facilitating growth
    • Help managers and leaders learn to “walk the garden”
    • Encourage growth in a specific direction
    • Lead to better alignment between employees’ personal/professional goals and the organization’s strategic priorities

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