"It takes courage, tenacity and teamwork to let go of performance appraisal practices and industrial age thinking. In our post 9-11, post financial meltdown, "New Normal," business will never be as it was. Can we let go?"
A1998 article about ending appraisals in favor of the APOP, the Annual Piece of Paper is one way to go. Using an approach like the APOP or a two box annual conversation method, Meets [or Exceeds], Does not Meet, as mentioned in the video, is a step in the right direction. It is a form of incremental change, very similar to the Adobe Systems “check-ins” featured here in more detail. Adobe’s 2012 system moved away from individualized ranking and ratings.
The full post includes a short video that features asking a "beautiful question:
Why are we doing things the way we’ve been doing them the past 20 years—what if we tried a whole new approach? Thank you Warren Berger, author of “A Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas (2014)
It also covers why using Pass / Fail evaluation systems can help.