Agile Performance Management: The Microsoft Japan Experience

  • 09 Mar 2017
  • 18:30 - 20:30
  • AP Shinagawa ANNEX, Shinagawa Center Bldg. B1F, Room O (


  • Applicable to JHRS Professional, Honorary, and Corporate Members

Registration is closed


"Great event yesterday, thank you for sharing

 information! Found it truly inspiring and am very much

 looking forward to the upcoming transformation management


"Unscripted, inteactive Q&A between HR and Business

 Manager was great. Thanks for that!"


The Microsoft Japan Experience

More and more companies such as Adobe, Lear, IBM, Deloitte, GAP, Synaptics, Eli Lilly, and Microsoft have already shifted to a more effective way to manage employee performance. In fact, as of end of 2015, it has been estimated that around 15% of the Fortune 500 companies, representing around 5 million employees worldwide, have already abandoned the traditional MBO-based performance management systems.

These companies find the traditional method of performance appraisal irrelevant, ineffective and even harmful to employee performance, the leadership and the entire business. The big question is, how can companies implement a more agile and responsive way to better manage employee performance?

To answer the above question, we are privileged to have Ms. Yukiko Nakategawa, HR Manager, Microsoft Japan Co. Ltd. to share Microsoft's own experience in implementing in Japan their own version of PMS 2.0 or Agile Performance Management called Performance and Development Approach (P&D).

In this learning event, Ms. Nakategawa will share the:

  • WHY: The reasons Microsoft have to change the way they manage people performance;
  • HOW: Priorities, steps, and tasks done to implement the P&D approach especially in the Japan context;
  • RESULTS: Impact to the people and the business; and,
  • LEARNING: Opportunities for improvement

Who Should Attend?

This event will be valuable to organizational leaders such as CEOs, Presidents, Country Managers, and Business Unit (BU) Heads as well as people leaders such as HR professionals, Line Managers and Supervisors who are keen and looking for ways to transform their organizations and achieve breakthroughs in performance through the use of agile and rating-free performance management system.

Seats are limited, so hurry and sign up for this event and learn from one of the world's most successful companies on how they implemented (and continuing to implement) Agile Performance Management.



Yukiko Nakategawa

HR Manager– Human Resources Japan

Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd

Yukiko Nakategawa, in her HRBP role, works for Talent Management and Development for Japan sales and engineering organization in line with Microsoft’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Prior to joining Microsoft in 2012, Yukiko was the lead of talent management in IT Frontier Corporation (currently Tata Consultancy Services Japan).  She experienced 10+ years in HR. Matured knowledge of HRBP, job and performance evaluation, recruitment, employee relations.

She is a Certified social insurance labor consultant, “Sharoshi” and Certified career consultant. 




March 9, 2017 (Thursday)


18:30-20:30 (Doors open at 18:15)

AP Shinagawa ANNEX, Shinagawa Center Bldg. B1F, Room O (

Light refreshments will be served.


JPY4,000+taxes for JHRS Professional Members
JPY 5,000+taxes for General Admission


Can't make it to this event? Try this one: TUJ Workshop on PMS 2.0: Agile Performance Management, 22 April 2017, 10:00-16:30


All participants will get a free copy of the 5th Year Anniversary of The HR Agenda - Japan's first & only bilingual magazine, published since 2011 by The Japan HR Society (JHRS).

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