Wednesday, December 29, 2004

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Thursday, December 02, 2004

Performance reviews are useless

"He sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them."

Now that we are approaching the end of the year, the agenda's of Line- and HR Managers all over the world are being flooded with appointments for performance reviews and appraisals. For many people, these annual employee performance reviews are about as much fun as completing their annual tax forms followed by a root canal treatment. As a result many of these annual assessments are conducted extremely poorly and often have a negative effect on employee motivation.

Bearing in mind the science of psychology has learned us that people are basically incapable making fair assessments of other people, I believe it is no wonder that many supervisors put off doing annual performance reviews and it's for the better we skip them altogether.