Checkpoint — In 2015, we set out to shape a whole new approach to performance management, built by IBMers, for IBMers, on the foundation of our Purpose, Values and Practices. By engaging IBMers as co-creators and employing IBM Design Thinking for an agile, iterative approach, we created an experience together. We received tens of thousands of ideas, comments and input from IBMers around the world and, in just a few months, we arrived at Checkpoint.
With Checkpoint, we create short-term goals and document progress against those goals on a regular basis as we embrace more agile ways of working. Quarterly, or more frequent, feedback sessions allow us to review progress and realign or update goals as necessary, as priorities evolve.
As IBM continues to change, Checkpoint will help us to create a culture of feedback and open communication that empowers each of us to find better ways of working, live our Practices and be our best every day.
Blue Matching — One of the defining characteristics of IBMers is our willingness to adapt to the realities of an ever-changing world. We continuously rethink how we work — always eager to try something completely new and different with the goal of improved performance. A new program, introduced in 2015, makes it easier for IBMers to discover and navigate the opportunities at IBM to build a career.
Using analytics, Blue Matching surfaces jobs that fit the employee’s experience, role, performance and location. IBMers played an integral role in Blue Matching development through their participation and feedback in beta tests, focus groups and community collaboration discussions.