Inclusive performance management: different approaches emerging when examining literature with feminist lenses

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  • Date and time: Monday 11 March 2024, 12pm to 1.30pm
  • Location: In-person only
    CL/A/103, Church Lane Building, Campus West, University of York (Map)
  • Audience: Open to staff, students (postgraduate researchers only)
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This paper aims to address the existing gaps in the literature concerning both Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Performance Management Systems (PMSs), focusing in particular on conceptualizing PMSs as a tool which might more or less consciously perpetuate workplace inequalities. By adopting an expansive perspective on EDI, the study endeavours to develop a comprehensive understanding of inclusive performance management strategies that promote equity for all individuals.

Conducted as a systematic literature review, this paper synthesizes existing knowledge and proposes praxiological models for inclusive performance management, guided by four underlying standpoints on EDI.
The primary objective is to cluster inclusive practices identified in the literature into cohesive systems that share a common perspective on inclusive performance management. This clustering aims to contribute to a more holistic and nuanced comprehension of the intersection between EDI and PMSs in organizational contexts. Ultimately, the research seeks to offer valuable insights for both practitioners and scholars, fostering a more comprehensive approach to addressing EDI challenges in the workplace.

Francesca Nepoti

Francesca Nepoti is a third year doctoral candidate in the Course in Work, Development and Innovation at the Department of Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where she is dedicated to a research project on the relationship between Performance Management Systems and the emerging discipline of Diversity Equity and Inclusion. She is expected to get her PhD on February 2025.

She is also a teaching assistant of the courses of "Organizational Behaviour", "Organizational sciences" and "Performance Management, digitalization and Inclusion" at the Marco Biagi Department of Economics.

Since 2022 she has been a member of the Performance Management Observatory set up at the Marco Biagi Foundation, a framework in which she has designed interventions and courses on the subject of Diversity Equality and Inclusion.