Two foundational facts shape today’s work environment. First, we know that employees consistently report that they desire to feel appreciated by their supervisors and colleagues. When staff feel truly valued, good results occur, attendance improves, there is less conflict among staff, productivity increases, there is less staff turnover, customer satisfaction ratings rise, and both supervisors and staff enjoy their work more.
Secondly, more and more work relationships exist in the context of remote locations – in other words there are more long distance employees than ever before. Increasing numbers of employees work in locations separate from their colleagues and [...]
Are performance management ratings really boosting productivity in your workplace, or are they just causing staff to feel demotivated and deflated every time their performance appraisal comes around? Performance ratings are coming under fire and big companies like Adobe and Microsoft have chosen to abandon performance ratings altogether. Should your company be doing the same?
The Downside of Performance Ratings
Performance ratings are used to track employee performance so that management can differentiate between the strongest and weakest employees.
While this is meant to encourage good performance, studies have shown that aside from the staff who achieve the [...]