An assessment of the performance appraisal process in the public sector : a comparative study of local government in the City of Cape Town (South Africa) and Hangzou city (China)
This study found that the performance appraisal process, in particular, is an instrument of the performance appraisal system that contributes tremendous value to planning and implementation. The research found that the performance appraisal process in the City of Cape Town can be improved through addressing the process and improving the approaches followed by the managers in daily appraisals, which can be done by following the complete process and including all the steps it involves, and by having a positive attitude towards the performance appraisal process. This mini–thesis also provides a set of conclusions and recommendations for the performance management and performance appraisal system, particularly regarding appraisal process enhancement. It is hoped that the lessons learned through this study will inform current practices and provide information for future research at local government level.