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Feedback essential for employee growth

Clinical Assistant Professor, Management<p>Everybody needs feedback to learn and grow. Yet how many employees can say they get the feedback necessary to …

Forget Performance Reviews, Create a Culture of Feedback Instead | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Auren Hoffman, LiveRamp CEO, started and sold 5 companies (and many more that failed), on Quora,</i><p>Structured performance reviews encourage people to improve their faults, not work on their strengths. They are generally counter-productive as the feedback usually comes too late and, because …

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Feedback Without Measurement Won’t Do Any Good

The managerial feedback was excellent — crisp, clear, and constructive. Its tone was caring, compassionate, and compelling. Each criticism was consequently heard, acknowledged, and understood. Message received; next steps agreed. A potentially awkward and painful conversation became a bonding …

Delivering an Effective Performance Review

It’s performance review season, and you know the drill. Drag each of your direct reports into a conference room for a one-on-one, hand them an official-looking document, and then start in with the same, tired conversation. Say some positive things about what the employee is good at, then some …

Dump Performance Appraisals... and Help Employees Be Their Best

When I talk to business leaders, employee performance and engagement are top priorities. And, it's not surprising that most employees at any company in the world want to perform well and be highly engaged. Since we have the same goals, why is it so hard to reach the outcome we all desire?<p>At the …

Trouble with the Curve? Why Microsoft is Ditching Stack Rankings

“No more curve,” said Lisa Brummel, Microsoft’s EVP of HR last week, curtly dismissing Microsoft’s much-derided but iconic practice of ranking each team member on a forced distribution. This was big news, the lead of many a business section. After all, this practice of “stack ranking,” of being …

Reinventing Performance Management

At Deloitte we’re redesigning our performance management system. This may not surprise you. Like many other companies, we realize that our current process for evaluating the work of our people—and then training them, promoting them, and paying them accordingly—is increasingly out of step with our …

Why Adobe Abolished The Annual Performance Review And You Should, Too

"At one point, the planning alone took nine months," she says. "It was like preparing to give birth to a child. It was like, 'why does this take so long? Does this really drive the business return?'"<p>Five years later, she was promoted to Senior Vice President of People and Places. She came to …

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