Performance improvement is a strategy under the umbrella of performance management to help employees achieve better performance and growth. Managers typically use performance improvement plans to help under-performing employees meet the organization’s standards and requirements, both in terms of productivity and behavior. This is called operational or individual performance improvement. On the other hand, performance improvement also occurs at a team level, department level, and organization level. This is known as organizational performance improvement. Managers might use feedback, time cards, quality control to track employee performance.