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Developing healthy organisations
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Peer Performance Reviews - Reviewed

Peer Performance Reviews - Reviewed | Organisation Development |
Some companies are doing away with traditional top-down, manager-led performance reviews and relying on the rank-and-file for employee evaluations.


The system provides more valuable information about each worker's performance than a review by just one person would, Mr. Garrity says. That's particularly true at Hearsay Social, because it has very few formal managers, most employees work across multiple teams, and leadership changes from project to project.



"We are decentralizing as much decision making as we can, so we also need to decentralize reviews..." 



"We are decentralizing as much decision making as we can, so we also need to decentralize reviews," says Steve Garrity, the chief technology officer.  at Hearsay Social Inc., a San Francisco-based social-media software company with some 90 employees.


But the process, which the firm plans to do twice a year, is also time-consuming and complicated, he says, and it may not work as the employee count grows. 



...crowdsourced feedback may not provide better may gravitate toward positive and negative extremes...






...Crowdsourced evaluations go a step beyond traditional 360-degree reviews, which are generally more structured and often involve lengthy surveys.   





 "...Another potential downside is "rating fatigue" and lower quality information..."




But critics argue that crowdsourced feedback may not provide better data. Like online restaurant or product reviews, feedback may gravitate toward positive and negative extremes, says Tracy Maylett, chief executive of DecisionWise.   ...Another potential downside is "rating fatigue" and lower quality information, he adds.

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Robin Martin
David Hain's insight:

Fascinating experiment - hope it works!

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 14, 2013 2:57 PM

Assessing the "why" of these processes are key.  For example, the goals of peer review may fit the type of work that happens in  team oriented cultures of a certain size.  360 feedback is also best for newer to mid-level managers, open to development.  ~  D

Robin Martin's curator insight, July 15, 2013 9:30 PM

Just think of how productive and beneficial this could be for a small team. After all, no one knows more about a team member better than another member of the team! 

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From analog to digital: Transform the Business Model - John Jackson c.s.

From analog to digital: Transform the Business Model - John Jackson c.s. | Organisation Development |

   Continuously harvesting quick wins while keeping an eye on the framework you’re building for the midterm and for the long term is challenging, to be sure. But it will prove important for consumer-facing businesses wishing to stay at the forefront of the digital revolution.

   While the journey to a digital business model will vary by sector and company, there are important commonalities as well. No matter what business you’re in, managing multiple platforms, negotiating with numerous vendors and dealing with compatibility issues will consume time, money and energy.

   Businesses looking to gain advantage will need to clearly define how they will innovate, implement, manage and monitor the application of digital solutions throughout the organization—a significant change from working on separate solutions in various parts of the business.

   What isn’t possible is to design the perfect end state at the outset. Indeed, planning a companywide transformation and locking in decisions such as platforms, software and providers in advance is a mistake. Learning through iteration will yield better returns than orchestrating a huge and complex transformation, relevant only for a short time.

   Given the speed of innovation and technology change, the principle to adopt is being fast to failure. Begin by identifying appropriate pilots and applying proof-of-concept techniques to test different options. This concept of continuous beta versions is what helps digital companies learn quickly and remain agile, and it can do the same for analog organizations that wish to digitize.


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