Book Review | Achieving Performance Results by William Hubbartt

“Achieving Performance Results – Boosting Performance in the Virtual Workplace” is a handy reference guide on the performance management process.

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My Thoughts

There’s a lot to like about this book that teaches you how to improve employee performance and deal with issues related to performance. I liked the structured approach the author has taken. Once you’ve gone through the book, you can easily go back to any section for a deeper reading.

The objective of the book is stated clearly, followed by a review of the latest trends at the workplace. I’d say the book is a comprehensive guide on how managers can work on their performance management skills because it takes into account every tiny detail. It also offers ways to handle tough situations w.r.t poor performance or difficult employees.

It was good to see that the author placed emphasis on planning, preparation, honesty, and empathy. The language is simple and easily understandable. The content is not just useful, but also interesting. The book is packed with relevant findings from research studies and company initiatives. I noticed plenty of case studies and examples, too.

I like it when a book is backed by research data because it makes the statements/theory more solid. Certain important points are highlighted as box quotes, which improves the look of the chapter. The author also makes liberal use of bullet points.

I also enjoyed the summary at the end of each chapter. It was a good way for me to refresh my memory about the essential points of that section. It can feel like you’re reading a business textbook, especially when definitions are given. However, the tips offered are practical and actionable.

Finally, I feel the formatting of the book needs improvement to make it easier on the eye. More use of white space would make a big difference to the book’s readability.

The appendix has several documents, among which I thought that the checklist for managers to self-audit their performance management and the anticipated employee questions were most useful.

(I received a review copy from the author via Reedsy Discovery in exchange for an honest review. This review was first published here:

Book Details

Genre: Nonfiction, Business & Economics

Publication date: November 11, 2019



“Achieving Performance Results – Boosting Performance in the Virtual Workplace” is a handy reference guide on the performance management process. This publication has been developed to guide the Team Leader or Supervisor to improve performance results and to better correlate those results to rewards for virtual and on-site employees.

It provides useful tips, ideas, and checklists to motivate team members, boost performance, address performance problems, assure meaningful performance discussions, avoid legal pitfalls and to better correlate rewards with performance.

Get one for all of your firm’s team leaders and supervisory personnel.

This useful resource will help to address people issues such as:
– How can I get better results from my team members?
– What’s the secret for dealing with the new generation of workers?
– How can I effectively manage a virtual work team of people I don’t even know?
– What is the best way to deal with an employee who doesn’t seem to fit in?
– What is the best way to measure results?
– Management says that it “pays for performance,” how can I apply that to my team?
– How can I get rid of a team member who just does not do the job?

Purchase Links

Amazon India


About William Hubbartt

William Hubbartt author

William S. Hubbartt, MSIR, SPHR has over 30 years of experience in human resource management including positions in industry, corporate, education, government and consulting. Hubbartt has authored 8 management books, numerous articles in national publications, and 5 fiction e-books.

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