NLW Bits: Volume 3

Next Level Work Bits is a hand-picked selection of the latest and greatest content about performance management.  Economist (The World in 2016 Series) – Big Brother management: Farewell performance reviews, hello data systems In 2016 office employees will no longer have to submit themselves to the cumbersome process in which they set a dozen meaningless goals and were rated … Continue reading NLW Bits: Volume 3

Forced Ranking and the Bell Curve: How Outdated HR Practices Undermine Employee Performance

According to the practice of “forced ranking,” in order to develop, a company has to identify its best and worst performers and then “nurture” the winners and rehabilitate/discard the “losers.”  While this concept makes sense, its implementation poses great risks, because many companies use the Bell Curve to plot, and ultimately reward, employee performance. The Bell … Continue reading Forced Ranking and the Bell Curve: How Outdated HR Practices Undermine Employee Performance