As you become more familiar with the changes in the Health System, you'll hear the words linkage and alignment a good deal. That's because DUHS is aligning (or linking) all goals—from Health System, to entity, to unit, and finally, to the individual — as shown in this graphic.
Notice on the graphic that the arrows connecting each of the boxes go both up and down. That is meant to show that when the system succeeds, you succeed, and conversely, it's you that help the organization to succeed.
You might be wondering how performance management and pay fit in. They are shown as the two bright blue bars at the bottom and to the right of this graphic.
Our performance management process helps to ensure that goals are linked and aligned. Through performance management, we look at individual goals, team goals, department goals, etc. and ensure that they are aligned and support one another in a way that points DUHS in the right direction.
Note that the individual box on this graphic contains two words, job results, and behaviors. Performance expectations for all employees across the health system are based not only on what the individual does (i.e., produces results on the job) but on how they do their job (i.e., the behaviors that they demonstrate as they do their job).
With Pay & Performance, employees will be evaluated on both their outcomes and their behaviors. Employees will be considered to have "exceeded expectations" only if they exceed in both outcomes and behaviors.
By linking pay with performance and rewarding those who meet specific goals, we ensure optimal performance across the health system.