Is it time to drop the annual performance review?

If performance review (as usually done) was a drug, it wouldn’t be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because it’s so ineffective and it’s got such vile side effects.

Professor Robert Sutton, Stanford University

What Really Happens When Companies Nix Performance Ratings
By David Rock and Beth Jones

How Performance Reviews Can Harm Mental Health
By Chana R. Schoenberger

Is the Annual Performance Review Dead?
By Dana Wilkie in SHRM

Reinventing Performance Management
by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall in Harvard Business Review

In big move, Accenture will get rid of annual performance reviews and rankings
By Lillian Cunningham in The Washington Post

Why Cargill Is So Good at Performance Management
by CEB HR CEB Blogs

Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals?
Josh Bersin in Forbes

Why GE had to kill its annual performance reviews after more than three decades
Max Nisan in Quartz

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