Kaylene Idda

  • Kaylene Idda
    People & Culture Director

    Animals Australia

Finding flow: Reimagining performance management

Inspired by a desire to support employee empowerment and autonomy, Animals Australia integrated positive psychology theories with their HR practices to reimagine performance management. Hierarchy and box-ticking have given way to autonomy, flexibility, forward-thinking and a developmental focus.

In this session Kayele will share Animals Australia’s lesson from their journey adopting a suite of non-traditional practices and frameworks that shift away from traditional performance management to frameworks and practices that focus on supporting individuals to show up as their best self, including:

  • A fresh perspective on what performance management is and should be
  • An overview of the key positive psychology theories and research
  • Practical tips on how to shift the lens from ‘performance management’ to ‘best self’

About Kaylene

Kaylene started her HR career in 2003. After working as a people & culture (P&C) generalist for 13 years, she took a career break to become a yoga instructor.

It was only 5 years ago – after joining the Animals Australia team as People & Culture Director – that she felt her P&C journey shift from a ‘career’ to a ‘calling’. Integrating her learnings as a yoga instructor led her to evolve the P&C function using a highly people-centric approach.

This evolution accelerated after studying positive psychology and integrating these theories into P&C strategies – supporting Animals Australia’s people to flourish as their best selves to achieve our vision of a kinder world.

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