Something big is going on. More and more companies have decided to radically change their performance appraisal process.
...Adobe, Juniper, Kelly Services, and a variety of other companies ...have decided to do away with traditional performance ratings and dramatically change the annual appraisal process.
The new keys to success:
Develop a “feedback-rich” culture and set of tools (often online, sometimes formal, often informal) that encourages all employees to give each other feedback. Talk about performance regularly and let employees create their own goals on a regular basis. [Ensure] managers provide ongoing feedback and teach them how to have honest conversations. Assume that employees already know something about their own performance, and [help them] them self-assess. ...That starts the dialogue about expectations and the match between their self-assessment and that of the organization.
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