For those companies who exercise this type of review, it may be well worth a look at the full article. And such employee-relationship information gathering is precisely one of the things that we do at Chinnici Consulting — without the negative effects as described below.
The annual performance review is one of the most ubiquitous features of working in corporate America. A vast majority of companies do some version of them, tasking managers with rating employees numerically
Anyone who’s been through the process, either producing or receiving such evaluations, can testify to how unpleasant it is. It’s fundamentally uncomfortable to either have a year, or many years, of work reduced to a number, or to do that to somebody else.
The Washington Post’s Jena McGregor reveals that in addition to being frustrating, traditionally performance reviews can be incredibly ineffective. High ratings don’t necessarily correspond to high performance, and they have been found to restrict creativity. (more)