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Power of the PMAP and Strategic Alignment: Facilitating Research Agendas

Thursday, October 11, 2012 — Poster Session IV

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Natcher Conference Center, Building 45




  • G. Rigotti
  • C. Osburn
  • B. Grace
  • C. Osborne
  • R. Sardana
  • S. Siddiqui
  • L. McNay


The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ Division of Clinical Research (DCR) has a results-oriented performance measurement structure that includes aligning employee performance plans with their respective Branch and DCR missions/shared goals, which in turn have been cascaded from the HHS, NIH and NIAID vision and research priorities. This vertical linkage between organizational measures, strategies and goals, along with horizontal connection to tasks/activities and initiatives implemented by DCR staff, is a key driving force in achieving desired results, as demonstrated with the DCR- Indonesia Research Partnership on Infectious Disease. By aligning employees’ Performance Management Appraisal Plans (PMAPs) with mission critical goals/objectives at all organizational levels, employees understand the importance of how their respective work contributions directly and/or indirectly support progress towards overall outcome achievement. This poster exhibits integrated planning, management and evaluation processes for the DCR-Indonesia initiative. Benefits of leveraging the PMAP to align work and facilitate research agenda outcomes are: •Increased workforce engagement; •Development of an effective strategic and operational planning continuum model; •Communication of clear and concise strategy throughout the organization; •Creation of an evidenced based management culture based on pre-determined target measures; and •Establishment of an ongoing objective mechanism for continuous evaluation and improvement opportunity.

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